What Does the Fox Say? The Fox by Ylvis

We interrupt your normally scheduled online programming to bring to you a special feature this cyber moment. Yes it has arrived the potential mega viral sensation that may even in fact, topple over Gangnam Style. This time it comes in the form of an animal calling, yup I typed it right, its a silly 'Fox' themed out prank, turned amazement and overnight success, titled "What does the Fox Say?". It might be the most outrageous successful song ever known to date, we shall see folks.


Amazingly this song in a single month has crawled to the top of the music charts as well, topping Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines", to sit at #6 on the Billboard Charts for the Hot 100 singles chart. (According to an article in the New York Times, most recent website post yesterday October 11, 2013)

Amazing Ultra Viral Video: Over 112 million views

This Fox ain't saying nothing! :)

Photographer: Michael Zimmer
Photographer: Michael Zimmer | Source

What does a fox actually say?

So what in the world does a Fox really say? (Answer in the video supplied below). Well there's actually a high trending Youtube video for that as well, and so many more that due to spawn like it. All due to this new viral crazed trend setter that inspired the making of the slick video down below. The original Fox monster online has grossed since early September, a whopping 112 million+ views already, as of the publishing of this article and still climbing rapidly.


So, who was responsible for this sudden viral attack on Youtube fans, and creation of such a loud uproar in animal form. Noise is now even coming out of media mogul places in the United states, such as NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” about the sensation brewing up amazing stats. Go figure!


Very cool approximate answer

Those are two super lucky soon to be mega famous comedic fellas

Ylvis in 2012. Vegard left, Bård right.
Ylvis in 2012. Vegard left, Bård right. | Source

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Performance is everything

This amazing performance of that out of control success of a video, was created by none other than, two funny brothers from Norway. One is named Vegard and the other Bård. These dudes are Norwegian comedians, and now somehow hit the virtual jackpot with this new scorching hot Youtube music video. Who would of ever known by them making a prank style joke in video format, that it would rise to the occasion and shock the entire globe, just as PSY's Gangnam Style once done there just a year ago this time.

One thing about the video, is how its cynical theatrics gets showcased; consisting of superb vocals, weird yet appealing song lyrics and awesome instrumentals. Also empowered by some of the wackiest overly calculated childish semantics, recorded in the most professional manner of high definition audio/visual quality and editing format.

Compare and contrast it to the same sort of stylish fast paced tempo and swing dancing style/screen transition changes as its predecessor #1 competition Gangnam Style, and you'll instantly see that its very similar technically speaking in many ways.

Yup, this thing just got started there on the Tube, and so there's no telling how far its bound to go. One things for certain is that, these two characters from Norway are now overnight super stars on a international level. They shall more then likely be touring much more around the globe, as they already traveled to London and the United States. They may concert in the U.S. mostly, to perform this weird as ever, yet mega smash virtual hit! for maximum publicity, as the sponsors cut deal and continue pouring in.


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They're awesome place of residence

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A cool image from Bergen in Norway

From top to bottom: city centre, buekorps, Gamlehaugen, Bryggen and Fyllingsdalen
From top to bottom: city centre, buekorps, Gamlehaugen, Bryggen and Fyllingsdalen | Source

History of the Ylvis brothers

According to wikipedia Vegard and Bårdare both come from a cool city in Norway with a small size Population of only 270,500 people. These dudes started out there and were able to become professionals in many differing fields there. Wikipedia also stated that their talents and professional careers range in the categories of; humorist concerts, TV shows, radio shows and making music videos.

It's not coincidence that they were bound to be discovered by the entire globe of an audience online, because they been plugging away there for as long as Youtube has been around pretty much. They were discovered by a TV network known as TVNorge around 2008, which such a television network joined Youtube back in 2006. It was a TV game show at the time back then, and Ylvis got its star power going from there.

However, ironically after doing some much needed research. I recently discovered myself that they actually didn't begin plugging away on their channel hardcore, until about 1 year ago. Maybe they deleted a great deal of their content, not sure what's up with that, but whatever they done there. They most definitely made the right choice, as for this new videos sudden viral success, which isn't an easy feat at all for a single video.

As a active creator there on the Tube myself, its easy to get lost in the crazy meat and sauce of things there sort to speak. So giving these cool guys praise for their earnest efforts of creating their unique user content, was my pleasure to do as a writer. I hope more folks get discovered like they just have, because there's no better place like the Google owned platform for video/film creators. Nothing else on the planet can boost a person into mega-star power overnight.

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Thoughts on Youtube Success

It's a rarity that anything being uploaded to Youtube will ever get the chance to go viral for the active and inactive user. Now when something like this occurs on a large scale such as 100 million or more views in a months time. The world tends to respond to such a massively rapid fire success there in a royal way by virtually bowing down to the video creators, since it is so very hard to appeal to the masses worldwide.

This is what also makes the place online a fun and unlimited potential for true to life success such as this story being written about. It's highly recommended for more people worldwide to look into learning more about how this puppy works.


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How does all this info benefit me? (one might ask)

Below is some useful resources to help folks make a more smoother transition onto the Youtube platform, or to also help those people whom are creators/partners there. Once again good luck to all and the author CloudExplorer, thanks you all for caring to give this very hub some much needed love.

Feel free to drop a comment below, rate the article, share it socially if you enjoyed reading it. This is done all in a combined effort, mainly to help the author Mike Pugh in his quest for mega-stardom online as well :)

Please do have a lovely day/evening of researching, gaming, networking, shopping, enjoying online entertainment, or whatever you choose to do on the Internet.


© 2013 Mike Pugh

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I just saw this video for the first time last week and I was blown away. Outrageous fun and it just goes to show that fame and fortune can hit anyone at any time if they are willing to put it out there and go for it. I'm predicting that you are headed to stardom, Mike; just keep on doing what you are doing and it will come.

Have a great weekend buddy.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Big Bill, for the rave review budd, I'll be gracefully tracking this bad boy and hope the wave helps take my channel to the next level. We shall see bro, who knows how far it all can go today.

I need to make a real parody though with my family and friends to leap frog into the millions of views categories. Something I learned from Gangnam Style parodies. I hope they tag along :)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Those two young lads are really talented, and so totally original! Their audacity is one of their best talents! Your write-up is really good & entertaining, too, Mike! The videos are fun and your overall look at the phenomenon is well-done! Thumbs up, along with votes!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

I agree them two smooth operators are super talented :)

I love the other videos I located of theirs, they have a great deal of good songs and funny stuff to watch on their channel. Very entertaining!

Thanks for the rave review, thumbs, and votes I truly appreciate it Nellieanna, you're awesome too.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Great hub on these guys. They are hilarious! My nephew and niece love these guys. I watched a few of their videos while I was on you tube. Their so silly it's funny. Thanks for sharing.


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

My son turned me on to this song because as he told me it gets into your head and you can't stop humming it! It is so funny.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Yup they so fun to watch, and must be natural born comedians. Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Karen Hellier, thanks for giving my hub some love. Yeah i liked that cool video a great deal. I hope it beats Gangnam Style, we shall see.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I love Ylvis. Although What Does the Fox Say is their biggest hit, I like some of their other videos more like My Cabin, Someone Like Me and their talking elevator series. Thumbs up for writing about these funny dudes:)


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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada

This was a fun hub! My students introduced me to this funny video and it is so catchy. I liked your explanation of how things "catch on" and how rare it is, indeed. Sometimes we really don't know why something becomes popular, it just does. I guess everything lines up just at the right time. Fascinating stuff!


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CloudExplorer 2 years ago from New York City Author

@grand old lady yeah thanks for the cool comment. Them dudes are pretty innovative, and so original its not funny! I love their work.

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