Ylvis, The Norwegian Viral Craze

Hello everybody! Today I will be talking about Ylvis, yes I’m asking that question. What does the fox say?


The Fox by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis has spread like wildfire. Ylvis has appeared on most notably Ellen and various other talk shows. The Fox, released via Youtube on the Tvnorge channel Sept. 3rd. As of writing this article, the view count is at 75,208,470.

Ylvis issued a statement saying that The Fox is not meant to be serious (I knew that after seeing the “furpile” in the first verse) but actually a stunt to promote season three of their show, Tonight with Ylvis. The show is much like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or Conan, just in Norway. Any of their other songs have receives more views as well. You will be able to check out a few of my favorites at the end of the article.

it is simply amazing that such a crazy/unique thing can go viral. With the Internet as expansive as it is, it allows international media to quickly become as popular as our own media.

Here are a few my other favorites from Ylvis.

Stonehenge: A hair metal style song about the origins of Stonehenge.

Someone Like Me: A love ballad/dubstep about finding a mate who loves the dubstep.

Jay Egeland: A war song about Jay Egeland


It has also spawned hilarious parodies, react videos, and even was used in an Abercrombie and Fitch commercial. Check them out below.

Taryn Southern: What The Fox Doesn’t Say

Elders React: The Fox

Teens React: The Fox

Abercrombie and Fitch:

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One thought on “Ylvis, The Norwegian Viral Craze

  1. Pingback: Thursday’s Treat: What Does the Fox Say? | shanjeniah

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