what no that’s not it
The word for fox in Norwegian really is also slang for blunt. Ylvis themselves said so on the interview they did with Ellen. But the real inspiration behind the song was to make a song with a very catchy beat, but with the stupidest lyrics they could think of. No, really.
Since they got a song contract as a gift from two well-renown music producers as payment for doing a funny sketch for their birthdays, they thought it would be funny to pretend they got the biggest opportunity of their careers and waste it on a flop song. For comedy. Seriously. And it went completely wrong as they accidentally made a hit song instead.
Basically they’re two big goofs that were as surprised as everyone else when their comedy sketch became a internet sensation and if you don’t love them it’s because you don’t know them yet.
Let’s spread this around. I’m so tired of people dismissing Ylvis as stupid stoners without understanding anything about who they are.
Yep! What they said.
I attempted to contact UltraFacts twice about the removal of this post to no avail. Either they don’t look at asks or are blatantly ignoring it.
Also, check out their other music!!!!! They make incredibly clever, catchy, and diverse songs that span from rock anthems, classic rock, to musical duets, to jazz/soul, rock, rap, and yes, electronic pop/dance. If you pay attention to the lyrics, you can catch the social commentary and satire. Ylvis says that they are just comedians, but there’s much more to them than a cool song about a fox.