French Band Mocks American Stereotypes in Parody Video and Even Americans Singing Along to the Catchy Tune
Stand-up comedy has always been a dramatic mix of offense and hilariousness. The underrated French trio of comedians cum musicians, Les Jones have come up with a song called Burgers. If you look them up on the internet, all you are going to find is about Leslie Jones, a comedian formerly of Saturday Night Live, and not much about these hilarious comics and singers.
The Burgers song was released on YouTube by Produits Laitiers in December 2022 and has already gained 3.1 million views. It shows three men dressed up as cowboys and all they sing about are burgers, peanut butter, bacon, whisky, loads of fried chicken, mac and cheese, waffles, and fries while imitating the American accent.
Burgers is a satirical song supposedly written to mock stereotypes about Americans but the performers are wearing cowboy hats and boots, so they're really making fun of people from Texas. All these guys did was list all the wonderful things Texas is known for and imitated the people who live there comically in broken English.106.3 The Buzz says it's like making fun of French people by wearing berets. But berets are only worn in Paris so, it would be like mocking Parisians rather than the French people at large.
Burgers is a light-hearted mockery of how most Americans like fried fast food more than gourmet dishes. They refer to the famous McDonald's as well. Here are some lyrics from the song: "I don't want candy, I want beef, chips, ribs, and burgers. Vegan people hate me because I love cheesecakes and burgers. I'm American, so you can blame me, but I will not eat in your gourmet restaurant. The only French food I love is fried."
Americans seem to really love the catchy song and its accuracy. "I'm American so you can blame me, but this might be the funniest video I’ve ever seen. It’s subtle and easy to miss, but the best part of the video is actually the first 2 seconds. That guy's face there makes the whole video. That and, 'I just love the taste of the chicken wings,'" wrote GetOutdoorsCNY. "This morning here in Illinois, I played this song outside and it caused a passing bald eagle to shed a single tear," commented David Nicholson. "I am American and I love this song! I think it's really trop d'la balle," said Pom. "As a Texan, I can confirm this is all true," added Emma J.
The catchy song was also posted on Reddit by u/EtoileDuSoir and has already received more than 85 thousand upvotes. The upload captioned, "Some French comedians made a video about what it's like to be American," gained much love in the comment section. "Are we really that well known for peanut butter?" wondered u/Mr_Seg.
"I’m shocked no mention of ranch in this song," commented u/apsalarya. "I thought there'd be more guns," joked u/guycoastal. "Yeah, all the shit they’re talking about is unironically awesome. It’s over the top and normally I’m ready to laugh at anything that takes the piss out of 'good ol country boys', but this just makes me think, 'hell yeah, this all seems like a great time, I kinda wanna do exactly what they’re talking about and doing in the video,' wrote u/Cheshire Jester. "As an American, I can confirm this is 100% accurate. I never want a candy, all I want is beef, chips, ribs, and burgers," added @KDtheHoptimist.
Well, Americans sure know how to laugh at themselves and enjoy a joke!