Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Spoofs of T.I.'s Whatever You Like music video

The hiphop fantasy that unfolds in T.I's Whatever You Like, a hit music video in which a fast food worker gets romanced by the smooth-shaven Atlanta rapper, has been viewed some 33 million times since it debuted in August. But many of the knockoffs and parodies are even better, from the heartwarming, election-season rendition (above) by the 6th and 7th graders at Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy to Weird Al Yankovic's recession version, in which he seduces the video hottie with promises of two-ply toilet paper, to comedian Alphacat as Obama in the Oval Office, chanting, "First black prez, ain't that nice? I'm in the highest office, now I can do whatever I like." When viruses mutate, it's usually bad news. But sometimes when viral videos morph, it's all good.