Video goes for lowbrow parody with ‘2014, You Are History!’


Shiny butts are super funny, right? Photo: Jib Jab
Shiny butts are super-funny, right? Photo: Jib Jab

If your idea of high comedy is waggling your hind parts at people with a smarmy smirk, Jib Jab’s new funny video is right up your, well, alley.

“2014, You Are History” is a celebrity character-filled musical video in which the biggest names of the year sing a parody song set to the melody of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Watch the video below and remind yourself of this silly year, including ice bucket challenges, hacked celebrity nudes and Kim Kardashian’s shiny hindquarters.

Now that you’ve taken almost two minutes of your life to watch that, you can revel in the things that Jib Jab, at least, finds most newsworthy about the past year.

The global news the video focuses on includes ISIS, Putin, Republicans winning elections, Obama’s immigration order, Ebola, legal pot in Colorado and D.C., and the ice bucket challenge.

Also mentioned: birth control, allegations of abuse by Bill Cosby, the change of hosts on late-night television, Meghan Trainor’s hit “All About That Bass,” the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals in the NFL, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin consciously uncoupling, and Brad and Angelina getting married.

All of this is set to the madcap bombast of one of Beethoven’s most famous movements, with visuals taken straight from other Jib Jab video products, like the “Elf Yourself” e-cards that let you slap pictures yourself or your loved ones onto the butt-waggling bodies of North Pole residents singing a goofy pop song to send to all your buddies.

If 2015 is half as ridiculous as 2014 seems in Jib Jab’s video, we’re in for a wild ride.


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