If Weird Al can do parodies, so, too, can a handful of busy moms. A group of Texas friends who call themselves Laughing Moms took on Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's mega hit "Uptown Funk" and recast it as their own smelly bath-time version called "Two Day Funk."
Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed in Wylie.
Laughing Moms is the side project of moms Alisha Merrick, from McKinney, and Eden Morris, from Spring, Texas. They've also given the mommy treatment to several other tunes, such as Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" remade as "I Just Can't Clean This Place" - which has 1.6 million views on YouTube.
No song is safe, they warn.
Ellen DeGeneres' camp seems to have taken notice of the moms' latest vid, and "Two Day Funk" is now posted to Ellen's site and available for "up" votes. (The moms aren't sure what happens if it's voted "up" enough times. "Our big fat dream would be to end up on her show," Merrick says via email. "But for now, it's just fun to even have our video on a website with her name on it.")
Being a mom while making occasional music videos can be amusing, says Merrick, a married mom with three girls. "All the fancy heels you see walking at the beginning of the video had a hard time dancing on the grass," she says. "The heels kept sinking in and causing problems while trying to dance and look cool."
They also had to take regular breaks from filming "Two Day Funk," as three of the four moms in the video have nursing babies.
The point of Laughing Moms is to tell other moms they're not alone, Merrick says. "We know motherhood is the most amazing thing ever, but as with anything worthwhile in life, it also comes with trials and challenges. We would much rather laugh our way through those challenges than cry, and [we] hope we can help other moms do the same."