Taking its cues from Schoolhouse Rock, "My Name is Potato" is an Italian novelty song by Rita Pavone from 1977. It features Ms. Pavone — who was apparently 32 when she recorded this, despite looking to be about 17 — singing to a cartoon of a potato. An American potato, as he gruffly insists, who [...]
Here's a slickly-produced parody by Patty Yu of CutebutDeadly of the music video "Eat You Up" by the Korean pop singer BoA. The parody, titled "BaO Eat You Up," channels "Weird Al" Yankovic and takes the "eat" part literally — it's about the love of bao, or pork buns. You can't go wrong with [...]
Interstellar ice cream trucks
The Dark Side of the Taco
Here's the awesome music video for the song "Your Lazy Eye" by the California-based band I Come To Shanghai. The video, by Adventureface, features flying and explosive tacos, giant pyramids of meat, spinning hot dogs, interstellar ice cream trucks, and vintage psychedelic video effects that bring to [...]
Here's the music video for "Scrumdiddlyumptious," a track by the electronic artist Pogo out of Australia, in which the audio is built using small sound samples from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with the video basically doing the same thing, elevating it to a joyous and jittery candy-flying-everywhere-celebration. Candy!
Here's the music video for "Fat," Weird Al Yankovic's take on Michael Jackson's "Bad." Lyrics:
Your butt is wide, well mine is too / Just watch your mouth or I'll sit on you / The word is out, better treat me right / 'Cause I'm the king of cellulite / Ham on, ham on, ham on [...]
Here's the music video for "Eat It," Weird Al Yankovic's take on Michael Jackson's "Beat It." Sample lyrics:
Have some more yogurt, have some more spam / It doesn't matter if it's fresh or canned / Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it / Don't you make me repeat it / Have a [...]
Here's the music video for "Zumbie" by Major Lazer featuring Andy Milonakis doing vocals for a pretty exceptional Auto-tune dance-hall track about zombies.
Sample lyric: "Mi a Zumbie from Ken-tucky / If ya muthaf#@kaz wan get stucky... I'm a black rasta and I eat your spleen"
Andy Milonakis's sense of humor tends towards the adolescent, even [...]
Here's the music video for the song "I Eat Cannibals" by Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the U.S.), the 1980s British one-hit wonder New Wave group, that reached #8 in the UK. It's a perfect example of what constituted a music video back in 1982: the bad lip-syncing, unsophisticated and unimaginative choreography, and the [...]