Brothers Bard Ylvisaker and Vegard Ylvisaker call 'The Fox', the viral song that helps them launch their international career, 'a stupid thing.'
Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis recently caught the attention of people around the world with their viral single, "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)". The video has garnered nearly 200 million views on YouTube since it was released back in early September.
The funny song was originally recorded to promote their own comedy talkshow "I Kveld Med Ylvis" ("Tonight with Ylvis") which is currently in its third season. Due to the song's popularity, the duo consisting of brothers Bard Ylvisaker and Vegard Ylvisaker have been invited to perform the tune on various U.S. TV shows.
Last month, they appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". They later took the stage of "Today" show, where they admitted that their life changed after "The Fox" arrived. "This last month has been just ridiculous," they told the morning show's hosts.
However, the brothers still thought that "The Fox" was a "stupid song". In an interview with Spin, Bard said, "It's such a stupid thing, the 'Fox' thing. Even though people find it interesting, it's still a stupid fox song, and when people start to get over this, it gets even worse, because it is so stupid."
When asked if they had any intention to move to the U.S., the duo said no. "We want to stay Norway-based for now. We don't want to move. We have families. We used to live in Bergen, and we moved to Oslo, so we don't want to travel again," Bard continued.
"When we do television or live performances, we haven't decided yet. But the stuff we do back home - combine comedy and music and videos - if we get to do that, we'll be happy," he added.
Ylvis recently followed up "The Fox" with a new song entitled "Massachusetts". The song is about the brothers doing various things that they can only do in the Bay State. The video quickly racked up close to 500,000 views on YouTube after being posted to the biggest video-sharing site last month.