Thursday, August 23, 2007

YouTube and Music Video History

Thanks to YouTube, Geeky Boy has discovered Weird Al Yankovic. I'm so proud. No, really, I am. Last night, the Geeky kids and I had a little music history lesson. First, Geeky Boy showed me this:

And I said that to fully appreciate the humor, he needed to watch this:

Geeky Girl said, "Hey, they're doing the same things they were in the other video." We then discussed what a parody was. Then, the kids latched on to this video:

Geeky Girl recognized the wordplay. Can you?

Of course, I had to show them this:

And this (about halfway through):

Where would these important cultural references be without YouTube?