The only thing better than our favorite MTV videos is a clever mockery of those videos. This year, almost all the big dogs in the Video of the Year race have a hilarious parody. Here we bring you the best and brightest. (Note: These videos are all inappropriate to varying degrees. NSFW.)
Robin Thick ft. Pharrell and T.I. , “Blurred Lines”
There are so many delightful “Blurred Lines” parodies to choose from, all taking shots at Robin Thicke‘s questionable summer anthem. Sadly, many of them are as or more inappropriate than the original, so we decided to go with one about simple carbs and sugar. With lines like “raw eggs ain’t killed me yet” and “in the kitchen dope and fresh with the Keebler elves” this parody will both make you laugh and have you reaching for a cup of iced chocolate sauce.
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
So we weren’t the only ones who liked Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” better when it was called “Cry Me a River.” These nutty funsters produced a “Mirrors” parody that talks a lot about cornflakes and familiar beats, and nothing really about mirrors. It’s not the best parody in this collection, but at least it’s not over eight minutes long like the original.
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Taylor Swift can’t keep writing hate songs about ex-boyfriends and not expect folks to a) not notice and b) not make fun of her. That is exactly what is happening with this parody of Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” With a dude dressed up as Swift (not very well we might add) and lines like “You sent me 1000 messages, and that was just today” this parody will have you giggling and hitting replay. It’s a keeper.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
It’s interesting that so many folks would parody “Thrift Shop,” since the song and video are essentially already a parody. If MTV gave a VMA for best parody, this would be a crowded category. Many of the “Thrift Store” knock-offs are as or more inappropriate than the original, so we settled on one about a pet store (which still manages to pop off with a colorful analogy on occasion). If you like this one, hit up YouTube and check out the others.