What does the fox say?

This song is so ridiculously brilliant, because it makes you cringe with how stupid it really is and yet it is the top rated viral video of 2013 on Youtube.

“The Fox”

Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes OW OW OW.
But there’s one sound that no one knows…
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?

Big blue eyes, pointy nose, chasing mice, and digging holes.
Tiny paws, up the hill, suddenly you’re standing still.
Your fur is red, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
But if you meet a friendly horse, will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse?
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you’re hiding.
What is your sound? Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery what do you say?

You’re my guardian angel hiding in the woods.
What is your sound? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum a-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
Will we ever know? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
I want to, I want to, I want to know! (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
(Bay-buh-day bum-bum bay-dum)

If there weren’t lyrics at the bottom of the video, the lyrics would have been misheard as “What does the fuck say?”

The video is so hilarious, because the brothers sing with such earnest facial expressions. The grandpa reading a story and mimicking the sounds is also a nice touch. And who can’t join in with “m-o-o-o-orse” and “h-o-o-o-orse”?

“The Fox” is an electronic dance song by the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. It was originally produced as an ‘anti-hit’ and uploaded on Youtube as a teaser, but has ironically and accidently gone viral.

The song was meant to be funny and a satirical to pop music.

The Norwegian brothers, Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker, have a Norwegian talk show “Tonight with Ylvis”.

According to Evan Sawdey of Pop Matters the “concept is so stupid it’s smart”.

What the brothers have to say about their creation:

Bard: [It’s] “a stupid thing”.

Vegard: [What] “a lot of people don’t understand [is] that this is comedy first and music second.

Both brothers: The song is “a genuine wonder of what the fox say, because we didn’t know.”

If you haven’t seen it yet or just want to laugh at it again, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

One last thought: What does the fox REALLY  say and why don’t we have a sound word for a fox?

According to one internet source the animal sound word(s) for a fox are: bark, yelp and/or simper. But what does a bark sound like? What does a yelp sound like? What does a simper sound like?

It’s not like a dove that really sounds like “coo” or lambs that go “baa”.

Anyway, “What does the fox say?” is now a very successful children’s book and is also the brain child of the brothers.

About dada4nonsense

I am a 23 year old (at heart) who loves anything nonsensical

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