"What Does the Buck Say?" Don't Ask!


If you have kids, you’ve most likely heard the song or have seen the video “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?).” One of my friends knew the song would irritate me, so he made it a point to introduce it to my kids hoping they would play it over and over again. They gladly obliged, and I am now plotting my revenge.

The viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis was posted on YouTube on Sept. 3, 2013, and has had more than 240 million views since then. And as is the case with all viral videos, parodies abound.

I just stumbled across a hunters’ parody of the hit titled, “What Does the Buck Say?”  The video comes complete with dancing camo-clad hunters, a girl with a wolf head hat and a twerking deer that would put Miley Cyrus to shame. The song ponders what a buck might say, and suggests sounds such as "yap, yappe, yaoo" and "ringading ding ding da ding." All in good fun. I get it -- I guess, but I'm bound and determined that my children never know this version of the song exists. I just don't think I can take any more musical musings about what this or that animal says.

I scrolled down to the YouTube comments section and was amused by what I read. People either loved it or hated it. Some claimed the video was a disgrace to hunters, while others claimed it was a funny and “brilliant” parody. 

What do you think about “What Does the Buck Say?”