The Fox made its way to SNL, with this weekend’s host Kerry Washington joining Jay Pharoah for a parody of the strange viral hit.
In her SNL debut, Washington spoofed the Ylvis song “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” in a parody that turned the song into an ode to a suspicious girlfriend.
The Fox SNL skit starts with Pharoah showing his girlfriend the Ylvis music video, to her obvious displeasure. But as he’s showing it, a text from a strange girl pops up, prompting Washington to talk out in the middle of a family party.
The music then comes up, and the two sing about his suspected infidelity to the tune of The Fox, with Washington saying things like “Who that, who that, who that b*tch?!” and “You done, you done messed up now!”
Washington takes the part of the Fox in the SNL skit, but instead of indecipherable animal sounds she attacks her boyfriend for his feeble attempts to cheat on her.
“He thinks he’s so smart/ He tried to lock his phone/ But he forgot about the cloud/ And his cloud is full of BUTTS.”
Ylvis has scored quite a viral hit with “The Fox.” Though it was only released close to two months ago, the song about the little known sounds of the fox has gotten close to 200 million views on YouTube.
The song has also proven to be a gold mine for parody. In an interview last month, Last Vegas star Morgan Freeman was goaded into a dramatic reading of the lyrics:
“Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak. Cow goes moo, frog goes croak and the elephant goes toot, ducks say quack and fish go blub and the seal goes ow ow ow… But there’s one sound that no one knows — what does the fox say? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!”
The Fox SNL parody can be seen here.