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The Gobble Song Goes Wacko


Spencer the Gardener’s Goofy Thanksgiving Songs Rocks World

What began as a goofy Thanksgiving song has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. Spencer the Gardener‘s music video for their new holiday tune “The Gobble Song” amassed more than 312,000 views on YouTube over the Thanksgiving weekend, making the video one of the popular website’s most watched clips ever.

According to filmmaker, and occasional Indy contributor, Russ Spencer, “It’s basically one of the biggest videos ever on YouTube.” And given that YouTube is one of the most visited sites on the World Wide Web, that means a lot, not to mention that ABC picked up the clip and sent it out as a feature story to its affiliates around the country.

Why so popular? The filmmaker, who shot the video during a Tuesday Farmers Market on State Street, explained, “I think people responded to it because it’s so different than most stuff you see on YouTube, which tends towards JackAss-type humor. It dared to be silly and innocent and good, clean fun and for that reason a lot of people found it refreshing. But if you read the comments section you’ll see it also drove a lot of people out of their minds.”

Whether this leads to global success for either Spencer remains to be seen, but what’s clear is that the power of quirky pop mixed with a message of Thanksgiving joy just might change the world. Or at the very least, it will drive everyone mad.

For more info on Russ Spencer’s Bison Films, see www.bisonfilms.com. For more on Spencer the Gardener, see www.spencerthegardener.com. And the direct YouTube link is www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jW1vWgogLQ.

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