She stuck inside an elevator with a song devil...
January 1, 2014 11:02 AM   Subscribe

The Intelevator, a Modern Innovation by Ylvis
posted by Navelgazer (26 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
cannot stop laughing
posted by KathrynT at 11:26 AM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

make that two cannot stop laughings
posted by de at 11:30 AM on January 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I had no idea these guys were polyglots. How many languages do they speak?
posted by clockworkjoe at 11:41 AM on January 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

"complimentary photoshoot" reaction was perfect.
posted by hippybear at 11:44 AM on January 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

Wait, these are the 'What Does the Fox Say" guys?
posted by eye of newt at 11:58 AM on January 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

three can't stop laughings!
posted by nevercalm at 11:59 AM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

yes, eye of newt. yes they are. they have a variety TV show in norway, apparently this is one of the regular segments.
posted by KathrynT at 12:08 PM on January 1, 2014

Brilliant! I love the part when the Danish guy actually starts to speak Chinese.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:09 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Someone pulled a similar joke on me once, except it was a bathroom.

"Clap twice to turn on the light," he said.

Nope, no Clapper(TM) installed, the light switch was on the outside, operated in this instance by him.
posted by BungaDunga at 12:38 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by MonkeyToes at 1:30 PM on January 1, 2014

Everyone knows elevators don't do Scottish accents.
posted by sbutler at 2:13 PM on January 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

If you want to make your own elevator rides go faster, I'm pretty sure the voice of Express Mode is Bebot.
posted by moonmilk at 2:29 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Clearly viral marketing for the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. Flagged.
posted by stet at 3:14 PM on January 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

I laughed so hard I started coughing.
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:23 PM on January 1, 2014

Listening to this with headphones on may result in spouses asking you to stop laughing so much.
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:41 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

High points for the multiple details and variations put into the prank, but they varied from cute to funny to silly to annoying to mean. If they could have backed away from the meanest bits, it all would've been perfect. At least they included some people who were determined not to react at all (which 'prank shows' usually edit out these days). And it did not get boring over the 14 minutes of the segment. Allen (Candid Camera) Funt would have been proud.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:00 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really did not think a thirteen minute segment from a Norwegian variety TV show could possibly be this funny.

Yes, "what does the fox say" dudes. Yes, I will marry you. Both of you.
posted by Sara C. at 4:39 PM on January 1, 2014

Laughed until sleeping wife in next room made exasperated nose-exhale sound.

Then put on headset and cried choked and gasped quietly to myself.
posted by Mike Mongo at 4:42 PM on January 1, 2014

"A quick refill of balls!" Awesome. These two are just fab.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:53 PM on January 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

I don't think they actually know all the languages, they are faking some of them. But they're so cute it's forgivable.
posted by fungible at 5:41 PM on January 1, 2014

I hate watching most video pranks and I stayed with this one till the end. They're absolutely brilliant.

Also really loved Radio Taxi, which was a somewhat gentler prank.
posted by honestcoyote at 7:18 PM on January 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Too late.

well that's inner peace effed up for the next three weeks then
posted by glasseyes at 7:55 PM on January 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

On the eighth floor, a complimentary photo shoot!

I keep seeing more of Ylvis, and loving them. Our new favourite song is Stonehenge. (some lyrics NSFW)
posted by jb at 8:33 PM on January 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I have to save this link til I have gotten rid of the chest cold that makes laughing a painful wheeze-fest, but I just want to say that I bought the "What Does the Fox Say?" picture book for my library despite the rest of the staff looking at me like I was crazy. I had made a little felt fox for a display I put up and so many kids stopped and looked at it and started making ridiculous sounds that I knew it would be popular. (It also has really trippy illustrations) Once I put the book out on display it disappeared and it's been circulating since!
posted by Biblio at 1:53 AM on January 2, 2014 [2 favorites]

Ylvis also traveled to Kyrgyzstan and recorded a song in Russian and Kyrgyz. (But my personal favorite is still Sammen finner vi frem.)
posted by mbrubeck at 4:41 PM on January 2, 2014

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