It... it MUST be deep, right? There's no way something like this could look so derp and not be secretly genius, right?
Look, covering Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" with empty buckets of dairy product is not new. At all. The meme was already a minor YouTube fad last fall and lasted for several months, after which people got tired of it and moved on to paraplegic salamanders or whatever the next craze happened to be.
But yesterday a video of the same meme performed by 12-year-old and 8-year-old siblings hit YouTube, and the internet, with an attention span scorned even by goldfish, is hailing this "novel" take on Robyn's hit single as if it was never driven into the ground six months ago. Still, the kids are adorable and their voices blend well together, so who are we to begrudge their internet fame? At least it's a welcome break from that other pop song about calling people.
This Gotye parody might finally be the Gotye parody to put all other Gotye parodies to rest (please?). Comedian Eric Schwartz wrote this version of "Somebody That I Used to Know" as meta-homage to his once-favorite single, now bludgeoned to death by covers, parodies, and endless radio replays.
Watch out for the shout-outs to prior versions, including the Star Wars parody, the five-people-playing-one-guitar cover, and a Jewish rendition.
It's a sentiment everyone shares, but by making this version, aren't you just becoming part of the problem?