How are you gonna keep em down on the farm when they post a YouTube video that grabs more than 2 million hits in a couple of weeks? Derek Klingenberg of Peabody in Marion County, Kansas has a hit on his hands with a parody of The Fox music video.
What Does the Farmer Say?
Klingenberg posted the parody, his 25th YouTube video, on Oct. 29 and as of Monday it had 2.1 million hits.
Heres how it starts:
Dog goes woof
Cat goes meow
Twitter goes tweet
And my phone goes beep.
And the Chiefs go touch down!
His pastor brother, his daughter and nephew star with him in the video, most of which he shot on his farm where hes turned his machine shed into a TV studio. He even has a weathermans green screen.
I'm surprised, the lifelong farmer and 2001 K-State grad toldThe Hays Daily News
last week. "I can't believe anyone watches my videos."
He got the idea for the parody after a buddy texted him, asking, what does the farmer say?
"I then just had the idea for the song and wrote it in my head. I started when we finished harvest. It took me 18 days, and I didn't get much sleep, he told the Hays newspaper.
Klingenberg has music in his blood. He and his brothers once had their own bluegrass band; he started making music videos after the group disbanded.
His other videos, including Ranching Awesome, his parody of Macklemores Thrift Shop, are getting more notice now that Farmer is getting so much attention.
Oh, and just what does the farmer say?
Work, work, work, work, work, work, work ...