Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife
Whether it's a Bed Intruder or a Double Rainbow, the secret to an instant viralhit is easy (with video tips)
Even in the world of viral videos, this one came from an unusual source.
A local television station in Alabama, interviewing a woman who had been attacked in her room by an attempted rapist, was upstaged by the man who foiled the attack: Her brother Antoine Dodson. Obviously still upset, he yells at the attacker through the media, dropping gems like "You need to hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband cuz they rapin' everybody out here."
The clip made a few rounds on the Internet, but didn't explode until a group calling themselves The Gregory Brothers put his taunts through Auto-Tune and added a beat behind it. Voila — Antoine Dodson is the newest viral video star.
And the weirdest thing about it? The so-called "Bed Intruder" song is really, really catchy. It even has a ringtone — take that, Akon.
But Dodson isn't the only unwitting YouTube musical sensation. Paul Vasquez was the toast of the Internet for his infamous Double Rainbow video — he has a Gregory Brothers song, too.
Even Internet sensations of old are getting the remix treatment. "Charlie Bit Me," featuring a couple cute British kids made the rounds in 2007, but the "Charlie Bit Me" song is giving it a second round of Internet fame. (And the song is oddly mellow and Moby-like.)
What's next? The David After Dentist remix? Dramatic Chipmunk? This could be the redeemer of Auto-Tune — or it could be the overuse that kills it.
All I know is right now I have "Hide your kids, hide your wife," stuck in my head — and I love it.
"Bed Intruder" song
Double Rainbow song
"Charlie Bit Me" song