Like many who are discussing about Duck Sauce’s new music video, Big Bad Wolf, I couldn’t help but to write a response in reaction to how I felt after watching it. Like as if I needed drops of Naphcon to clear my vision, I couldn’t believe what I saw; more like a, WTF?! moment. With such provocative content, attention attracts. Let me summarize what goes down in the video:
1. Two guys of no relation go out for the night trying to “score” with the ladies. Right off the bat you’ll notice they’re caring excess baggage in…their pants. 2. We realize the excess baggage is actually heads that are attached to the genital region of the two lead male actors in the video. These heads are non other than A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. At first, the video is clearly humorous as the two actors get ready and shower and shave to go out. One man shaves his beard as well as the beard down on his crotch (Van Helden’s facial beard). The other man sprays deodorant all over his body including his crotch area (A-Trak’s face). 3. Now, things start to get interesting as the two men meet only to go out and find women to dance with. Pants gets dropped, faces of all begin chanting, “The Big Bad Wolf.” Faces from above and below begin making out with their counterparts. 4. Okay, as ping pong balls fly from crotch to mouth and A-Trak spews “white fluid” from his mouth, indicating that he’s “done,” the end scene shows a man and a woman lying in bed smoking a cigarette, four cigarettes total *wink*.
I suppose the title “Big Bad Wolf” is a metaphor indicating men and even women think between their legs? I can’t summarize exactly what the meaning or concept was behind this video but after watching it, I was provoked. Then, after a second viewing, I found myself watching the video over again and again. What is it with things that are controversial that becomes such an impact in pop culture? Perhaps something is sparked deep within our medulla oblongata that has never been reached? I’m not sure but I do agree with Youtube’s age-restriction considering, well, you’re just going to have to watch it for yourself and decide. I’m not going to lie, after several viewings (the sicko that I am) I really found this video entertaining and it made the song sound even better. It’s too bad every time I hear this song, I won’t be envisioning wolves, but rather a different visual.