'We Saw Your Junk' Video Parodies Seth MacFarlane's 'Boobs' Oscars Song
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 27, 2013 10:18 AM EST
"We Saw Your Junk" is a video by YouTube entertainer and software developer Kevin Gisi that serves as a rebuttal of sorts to Seth MacFarlane's controversial 2013 Oscars song "We Saw Your Boobs."
Scroll to the end of this article to watch videos of both songs.
MacFarlane's routine to open the Academy Awards on Sunday was widely derided as sexist and misogynistic, as the song's lyrics were composed of a list of actresses who had bared their breasts on film and the movies in which they did so, with no purpose beyond bringing up the fact that moviegoers had seen them topless.
A number of the nudity-containing moments named in the "Family Guy" creator's song were actually parts of rape scenes, as Salon pointed out, and MacFarlane even went so far as to bring up the fact that many people had seen actress Scarlett Johansson's breasts in a photo that was stolen from her and posted online against her will.
And a number of observers lamented the fact that he chose to focus only on women who had chosen to expose themselves on screen, arguing that it would have been less offensive if he had also listed men who had gone full-frontal for movie roles.
Well it appears that Gisi has filled that void with a parody video called "We Saw Your Junk" that follows the tune and formula of "We Saw Your Boobs," except with a list of famous men who have gone nude on film rather than women.
"To those who were offended by Seth MacFarlane's 'We Saw Your Boobs' number at the Oscars I hope this helps," Gisi explains in the introduction to the video, which went viral Tuesday afternoon.
And he proceeds to list actors who have exposed their genitals on film and the movies in which they did so. The list ranges from Bruce Willis in "Color of Night" to Richard Gere in "American Gigolo" and from Jason Segel in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to Michael Fassbender in "Shame."
It's a silly trick, but it's funny, and it seems to be going over well with viewers of the video on YouTube, which came accompanied with the following description, courtesy of Gisi:
"Time to level the playing field. We Saw Your Boobs, eh? Well We Saw Your Junk! After Seth MacFarlane made everyone uncomfortable watching the Oscars last night with his We Saw Your Boobs number, I figured if we're going to objectify women, we sure as heck better objectify men too!"
The "We Saw Your Boobs" bit was done in the style of an old Fred Astaire dance routine featuring tuxedo-clad dancers and a big band backing track, but it failed to delight most observers as its content was widely derided as more crass than class.
MacFarlane has built a career on silly, offensive and random jokery, but the "Boobs" song was a low point in the minds of many Oscar viewers, many of whom are likely not used to his particular brand of raw humor.
Buzzfeed published a list of "9 Sexist Things That Happened At The Oscars," featuring in the No. 1 slot a video of the "We Saw Your Boobs" song, and going on to lambast MacFarlane for a series of other tasteless moments during the ceremony.
"The women were not showing their bodies to amuse Seth MacFarlane but, rather, to do their job. Or did they just think they were doing serious work?" the magazine's Amy Davidson wrote. "You girls think you’re making art, the Academy, through MacFarlane, seemed to say, but all we—and the 'we' was resolutely male—really see is that we got you to undress. The joke’s on you."
New York magazine also got in on the hatefest, going so far as to identify a pair of actresses they would have rather seen running the night's events:
"From now on, any actress who considers going topless for a movie role gets to wonder if they'll be mocked on national television in front of their most accomplished peers. Why couldn't Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have hosted tonight, again?"
But not all the reviews of Macfarlane's night at the helm of the Academy Awards condemned the man as a sexist pig. Mediaite went a few steps further in a thoughtful critique, pointing out that though "We Saw Your Boobs" is getting the most negative buzz, "he also made plenty of jokes about race, religion and other politically incorrect subjects."
Yet that doesn't come as a surprise, Mediaite maintains: "I would argue that MacFarlane was far tamer than anyone could have expected, given everything that’s happened on Family Guy over the last decade and a half, from making fun of Sarah Palin’s son Trig to Brian and Stewie sharing a high-five over 9/11, among many, many more examples."
"the We Saw Your Boobs number went down fine here. it was funny. Chill. Joan Collins told me she thought it was funny. So, final answer.
No matter your personal opinions on MacFarlane and his Oscars-hosting debut, one thing is certain: "We Saw Your Boobs" will be remembered as the most controversial of the evening's many gags. And "We Saw Your Junk" is a pretty great rebuttal.
Here's the video of "We Saw Your Junk":
And here's the video of "We Saw Your Boobs":
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