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Psy “Gentleman” – Kpop Music Mondays

April 16, 2013

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So, this isn’t a regular Music Monday. We didn’t talk about the song as we usually do. This was a special event for us, so we made a special video. INB4 ALL THE PARODIES! Also, we worked FOREVER on this video. We made the song all day Sunday, and worked on it all day. In fact, we’ve been awake now for 22.5 hours straight. But we’re so excited, and we hope you like it. Also, we’d be super happy – if you liked the vid – that you like and share it on YouTube. Or, if you’re feeling extra nice, share it with Psy on Twitter by clicking this link. Let’s see if Psy appreciates the Nastiness :D

Well, before you actually watch our video, you should probably see Psy’s “Gentlemen” so you could know what we’re parodying. Check it out here:

So, a few things we’ll talk about. We’d like to talk about Psy’s video and then talk about our own. We usually give our thoughts on a song for Music Monday, but didn’t have the chance to do so this time. Is this the next Gangnam Style? Do we like the song? Where does it miss the mark?

Psy’s “Gentleman” Reaction

For starters, let’s just say we love this song, as much, if not more than “Gangnam Style.” That’s a difficult statement to make, though, because we can’t listen to Gangnam Style without the overwhelming weight of its context affecting our perception of it. It’s probably one of the biggest songs, if not THE biggest song, of the century, and it’s difficult listening to it now without remembering that. The song was great when it came out. Now, though, we heard it so much that it hurts us a bit when we hear it, and I’m sure we’ll have the same response to “Gentleman” if it ever gets as popular. Hypothetically, if both songs came out at the same time, however, which one would we like more? That’s a tough choice to make, because both are ridiculously infectuous.

I will point out, though, that I do notice one difference between the two songs that I think might weigh in Gangnam Style’s favour. For Gentleman, I don’t hear that same anthemic chant that I felt for Gangnam Style. People can all shout along to AYYYYYYYYYY SEXY LAYYYDAYYYY on the top of their lungs. Gentleman is more smug, and doesn’t make you shout in the same way. I mean, you can shout out “WET PSYYYYYY” or reappropriate it to “WEST SIIIIDE!” but that’s not even that shoutalongable as AYYYY SEXY LAYDAY, and not as universal! A “West Side” shout would be something more appreciated in Los Angeles than it would be in New York, and I’m not sure how many West Sides are in the rest of the world, you know? Sexy Ladies, though, and hollering at them, is universally understandable.

I want to talk a bit about the universality of Gentleman as well, and how Psy tackled his Worldwide audience. Gangnam Style had Psy blow up exponentially, and, with Gentlemen, a lot of people wanted to see what he did next, if he could win the world over like he did before. To us, though, it seems like Psy didn’t try to win over the world this time. Gentleman seems a song made for his Korean audience instead. It is a throwback to the Abracadabra dance, which explain’s Ga-In’s appearance in the video. And the use of the cast of Infinite Challenge seemed…forced? Having Yu Jae Seok in the elevator was flawlessly done. He had the same suit as in Gangnam Style, and his role was a funny one, and fit in with the video theme of Psy being a jerk to everyone. But the rest of the people in the video? What was it with the hugging and swaying over Psy at 1:22? Maybe it’s something Korean audiences will appreciate more, but it didn’t really fit with the rest of the video, you know? And the skunking in the park? I’m not sure how well those translate.

But the point of this isn’t for us to complain. What I’m saying is this: Psy has been around for, what, 13 years? He’s been big Worldwide for 1. I think he’s going to focus on the people and the country that supported him most, and not focus on the people that just NOW find him cool. His dedicated audience will stay dedicated, and so he’ll reward them with references they’ll appreciate more, instead of trying to please his new and quite possibly very fickle audience, many of whom really want to see him fail and just to dismiss him as one hit wonder. And that’s not us saying that this song isn’t as good to us as was Gangnam Style. That’s just us saying that it might be difficult for this to live up Gangnam Style, because it doesn’t have things which we think helped skyrocket it to fame to begin with, and – in a way – turtles itself in.

Eatyourkimchi Like a Man

Well, now that we talked about Psy a bit, let’s talk about our video, which was THE MOST DIFFICULT VIDEO WE EVER SHOT. We’ve got stories to tell!

1) We did the bridge dancing scene IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT PSY DANCED. Exact same. Soo Zee looked at the video and was like “hay! I think that’s ______ bridge” (I can’t remember what it’s called). So we all took a taxi there, found the spot, and framed it allllmost exactly. We had a great time there, and were happy with the shots we got. We forgot to factor in one thing, though: transportation. We took a taxi there, and it gladly dropped us off, but NO TAXIS WOULD PICK US UP WHEN WE WERE DONE. We even called taxis and none of them wanted to come out there. PFFFFT! So we had to walk a long way, underdressed and cold, to the subway. That took up a good hour of our time, just trying to find a WAY to get back.

2) We picked the wrong Kimchi to work with. We love kimchi. It’s great! This kimchi, though, wasn’t kimchi for eating, but for cooking. It’s great for putting in ramen, but eating straight up? Nooooo! This kind was very sour. So, we didn’t really enjoy the scenes of us eating the actual kimchi. We also didn’t plan out the margherita scene all too well, since we wanted a slush margherita so we could pick out the kimchi from the drink and enjoy it afterwards. We ordered the liquid kind, unfortunately, so when the kimchi went in, the drink was ruined :( Side note the bar we shot the scene in is awesome. It’s called the Lounge. It’s right beside our studio, on the hill. The owner speaks English fluently, and the drinks are PROPER. It’s hard to find proper mixed drinks in a lot of Korean bars, but this place gets their mixed drinks right. Check it out if you’re in the area, and you might see us there :D

3) Don’t make fun of our bad song, ok?! We’re so sucky at making music. We didn’t just rip off Psy’s song, because that’d be copyright infringement. So we made it ourselves, from scratch, and it’s lame as all hell. We’re learning how to make music. We’re not as comfortable with music software as we are with video software, but I’m sure, if we were given enough time, we’d learn how to fiddle around with it enough to be able to put out something decent. Four years from now, you wait. We’ll be droppin fat beats bigger than Gangnam Style. WORD!

Anyhow, we’ve got a lot of bloopers for this, TONS MORE BLOOPERS than actual footage, because we messed up so much. Check out the blooper reel…….no, not reel. More like, blooper marathon. We’re so bad at acting!

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  1. I’m trying to find out about the software you used for creating music. I know you’ve talk about it before, about the background music you make for your videos, but I cannot seem to find the info anymore. Could someone help me pretty please?

    2 years ago
  2. You guys are awesome. I loved the elevator scene because DUH! Thar guy totally could have re-pushed all the buttons. It’s pretty cool you used the same bridge.

    4 years ago
  3. At first I didn’t if I should watch this thinking it’s a Psy review… but I thought I should watch it because it’s your work. Seems like nowadays artists create their own “Harlem shake” (not the original one … the popular one) for example “Gentlemen” “MichiGo” “Crayon” ( I wanted to rant about the song but there’s no use – . – )

    I could easily see your parody have millions of views and outnumber Psy’s “Gentlemen” so great work guise! ^^

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

    4 years ago
  4. Late to the party but what was the weloveyg.com april fools thing?? It doesn’t seem to be there any more? :(

    4 years ago
    • Oh! Oops, obviously I was half asleep when reading the post earlier, clicked the ‘weloveyg.com’ link, ended up nowhere and got confused :p Sorry, ignore me ;p I saw that last year already heh heh heh… *has been a Nasty since 2010* THAT’S RIGHT, BEFORE THE NAME ‘NASTY’ WAS EVEN COINED! :)

      4 years ago
  5. hahahhaha love it guys! you are the best (:
    and I didn’t know one could deselect the buttons in an elevator! you taught me something new!!

    4 years ago
  6. Love it. You guys always make my day.

    4 years ago
  7. your video is waaaay better than Psy’s!

    4 years ago
  8. That’s exactly how I felt when I woke up in the middle of the night and found that my cat had taken over all my pillows leaving me with only a small throw pillow to sleep with. Spoiled pets :D

    4 years ago
  9. I liked this version better than the original XD

    4 years ago
  10. Your parody just gets better and better every time I watch it.

    4 years ago
  11. As for PSY’s actual song/video, I did like them, I did laugh a lot, but then I was done. I think I could enjoy listening to and dancing to the song on my own but after a few views, I’m over the video. Also, like quite a few people said, the level of NSFW and Not Safe For Kids made me move on more quickly. Kids like saying “Mother Father Gentleman” because they know how it’s meant but it’s hard to get them in trouble for it – sigh.

    I honestly think that PSY was deliberately dialing back the broadness of the appeal here. I think that he was super happy about Gangnam Style’s success and how it brought Korea to people’s attention but I don’t think that it was really his gig. This song/video is very much the same style as “Right Now” but with with much higher production values. He’s still a success where it counts and he’s lowered expectations without flopping because he’ll likely just be ignored as a lot of stations can’t play the racy content. Back in the day when I went to Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto (they record the shows for tv and radio) and Mike Bullard was the MC, he always made a point of throwing in random excessive swearing “moments” in his comedy bits between the main acts. Why? He clearly stated that he did it so that he had the freedom to dress/say/do/talk about whatever he wanted because he knew it would never make it to air that way. See? PSY is smart – just a little too much but not enough that people get suspicious.

    Cyber_3 – it did occur to me that he might also not want to get in North Korea’s face with his success at the moment either……

    4 years ago
  12. For a second there I thought Soo Zee with her pink/purple hair in the bar was actually Minzy. :’D

    This was such a fun parody! Really liked how serious “the gang” was behind Simon, who was doing his abracadabra hip thrusting moves like a man! Martina looks really pretty in the blond wig and Gain makeup and the elevator scene was purely genius haha! Watching the bloopers had me giggling so much too, seemed like you had such a great time doing the whole thing. :)

    I think I like Gentleman more than Gangnam Style, as a song at least. I’m a bit torn between the music videos since both of them are equally funny to me. I think I prefer the abracadabra dance to the horse dance tho, since it’s easier to mimic, already familiar to me and great exercise to your thighs/hips/whatever haha. :D Doing that for the whole song will surely give a great workout!

    4 years ago
    • Oops my message came twice, as a guest and with disqus my account. o_o What happened?

      4 years ago
  13. Martina, that wig actually looks really AMAZING on you. :) Just thought I”d throw that out there. :D

    4 years ago
  14. SOO many things to say about this video. Firstly, i laughed so hard watching it (i swear my neighbours must think i’m crazy).
    The best part was the elevator. Nice try simon but martina got you ^^.
    Your dance is so sexy (or should i say Ohh So nasty ?). And soo zee your pink hair are awesome. I love it !
    But you’re right, the song’s beat kinda sucks. Even tough i love the lyrics ! Plus i agree with you for the gangnam style part of your comment. I did like this song but now i just can’t hear it without having the context affecting me. I heard it SO MANY TIMES
    Anyway great job, waiting for it was worth it. Thank you for this parody

    By the way, I was wondering, S&M, did you watch psy’s concert on youtube ?

    4 years ago
  15. Wow, Soo Zee looked really pretty in this video O_o

    4 years ago
  16. The new dance reminds me a lot of Brown Eyed Girls’ Abracadabra, was I the only one who thought that? Don’t get me wrong though, I still really like it :)

    4 years ago
  17. the last scene of the bloopers was brilliant! As expected, great video. I really liked the mountain of references to other videos you did ^^

    4 years ago
  18. I loved your video, always takes a lot of nerve to just go out there and act a fool while tons of people can see you. But I really liked it, everyone did a great job.

    As for Psy’s song: I am in the same boat as you guys. I LOVED Gangnam Style but first I played it too much myself and second when I got sick of it the world was still in the mode of playing it everywhere. So after a while I got really really sick of it. That being said I do not think it will be as huge as Gangnam Style. I really like the song and video but with Gangnam Style I immediately felt like it would be huge (not as huge HUGE as it turned out to be, but I felt like it was going to be the song to introduce kpop to a much bigger world). While this will get a ton of views because it is the song after Gangnam Style I don’t think it will explode as much or even bigger than Gangnam Style.

    I am just glad Psy did his own thing instead of trying to go for Gangnam Style pt. 2 (although people might see the quirky video and returning people in the video as him doing it).

    4 years ago
  19. THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!

    4 years ago
  20. You did it again! I was waiting for this and I almost cried tears of joy when I saw this. :D This is my jam, “YOU SO FREAKING NASTYYY”

    4 years ago
  21. Gentlemen didn’t strike a cord and with the over kill of Gangnam Style, I cringe at the sound of it now. His older song, Right Now, would’ve potentially hit another jackpot it is launched now and not then.

    4 years ago
  22. just heard that PSY paid for that dance. I mean WTF? that dance did not originate with BEG, its been around for years.

    4 years ago
  23. EYK and NASTYS FTW!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  24. THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST THING EVER

    4 years ago
  25. I’m just hoping that you won’t get diarrhea after eating sooo much kimchi in a vigorous way xDDD

    4 years ago
  26. HAHAHAHAH OMG that was brilliant. As soon as the song came out i was like “Its so going to b eatyourkimchi-fied” thank you for this guys, loved it.

    4 years ago
  27. ok…so I made the mistake of watching this in my uni library (which is really full of people right now) and am sure that the people behind me are giving me weird looks right now. Oh and I had to try so hard not to laugh out loud right now! this was great eatyourkimchi crew :) thanks for making my day p.s am i the only one who thinks this was better than the original, not that the original music video wasn’t good either :)

    4 years ago
  28. C G

    Can you guys please release a ringtone of your version of Junsu’s Tarantallegra

    4 years ago
  29. awesome. I love your parody songs :)

    4 years ago
  30. seriously, soozee nuna looks pretty in that pink wig.. kkkkk

    4 years ago
  31. That’s what I thought! Psy making it easier for other kpop artists internationally!

    4 years ago
  32. I just realized…”All I wanna be…Is Sexy, Free, and Single. Let’s go Bingo!” hahaha…nice =) – Nasty E.L.F.

    4 years ago
  33. Guys, you can’t even imagine how much I laughed my butt off watching. I salute to all the people in the EYK parody for their part in it, I just loved it, and coming back home from all the studies I had to do, it really made my day. :) I love you guys, thank you so much for making these things. I bet everyone else is happy too

    4 years ago
  34. daebak!! simon and martina… PSY would be so proud of you…. :)

    4 years ago
  35. hey,,, i think you guys are cool!!! it was awesome~ ^_^ go go go EYK crew! ;) love it!!!!!!!! hee

    4 years ago
  36. Now I understand why you guys were filming so long yesterday!

    4 years ago
  37. Major props to Ryan for going all out on this! I mean, props to everyone, but Ryan’s not part of the EYK crew so extra props to him for being an awesome sport. You all did awesome and the video’s really funny! <3 EATYOURKIMCHI LIKE A MAN!

    4 years ago
  38. Dang! No violent traffic cone hip thrusting! Or street sign pole dancing!

    4 years ago
  39. i’m sure they wont eat kimchi for a week or so now

    4 years ago
  40. wryy, simon, WRYYYYYYYYYY

    4 years ago
  41. PSY said that he was under a lot of pressure to live up to Gangnam style, and that he tried to pick lyrics that the global audience would not find too difficult to sing along.

    4 years ago
  42. Good parody and a nice song.

    Loved the Elevator scene.

    Just one thing missing though…the swaying ponytails on the abracadabra dance. In the original they were mesmerizing.

    4 years ago
  43. incredibly fun, great to see more of the crew! Next video you guys gotta introduce the “AYYY GURL” window roll down dance

    4 years ago
  44. Why don’t you read in in both voices to see which one fits better. Or better yet, read it with their voices in unison ;)

    4 years ago
  45. I’m a bit sad that GI’s ‘Beatles’ did not get reviewed. I mean it’s Psy he would be first on the charts no matter what. But now we might never have a reviewed GI video…..o n o (Still Psy’s video is pretty flippin awesome!)

    4 years ago
  46. I LOVE THIS. Besides being in awe of the many ways kimchi can be incorporated into one’s life, I was seriously distracted by the awesome that is Soo Zee in wigs. Brilliant! And Martina in the elevator–even more brilliant! (I do that trick all the time) Should we expect a makeup tut of your awesome Ga In look soon?

    Did Spudgy really eat his kimchi?

    As for the song itself, not gonna lie, I was pretty meh about it when I first heard just the audio. It sounded kinda monotonous, with no dramatic ramp up compared to “Gangnam Style.” I will admit that it had a hook. But I wanted to see the video first before I wrote it off. And the video is BRILLIANT. WOW. I enjoy it a whole lot. And I was so tickled by the fact that I could understand majority of the K-entertainment allusions!

    As for Psy’s intentions, I haven’t read any interviews he’s done for this (if he *has* done any) but I agree with your thoughts of the massive viral phenomenon that was “Gangnam Style.” I think it’s a disservice to Psy to try and duplicate that, when the beauty of the whole thing is: it was awesome just as it is. To take it as a once-in-a-lifetime event of sorts. That being said, I kinda DO think he tried for a second “Gangnam Style”–there’s another sexy girl, an addictive dance step, a flash mob (of sorts), even a cameo of the hip-thrusting dude in the window/glass during the restaurant scene. If I think about it that way, I feel “Gentleman” way missed the mark. I wonder why he didn’t just do something completely different.

    BUT: I recognize the awesome of “Gentleman” in all the K-entertainment inclusions. I agree with your thoughts that with this song he wants more awareness of Kpop. And [email protected] if I kept replaying this freaking video over and over again. I really enjoy it! I love that the lyrics are definitely raunchier (as is the whole imagery, especially Ga In eating that…sausage-like thingy) and I even love his avatar on the song’s cover. If I take it as it is, with no knowledge of “Gangnam Style,” I think it’s a brilliant song! (and yeah, it tackles a pet peeve of mine–guys who call themselves gentlemen but behave to the contrary)

    4 years ago
  47. Another classic! I would love to have seen the looks of the people driving by on the bridge…. 4 young non-koreans (plus Soozee) doing pelvic thrust at the cars with chopsticks and kimchi. I can only imagine what they were thinking.

    Was it A) It must be a North American thing, B) Who let them in the country or C) “Ewww they soooo NASTY!”

    Next time you guys do a dance scene in public, you should have set a camera facing the public for reaction shots. LOL

    4 years ago
  48. Great parody! I laughed a lot. Your abracadabra dance on the bridge actually looked really good. How cool that you could find the SAME bridge!

    4 years ago
  49. This is awesome! Great work y’all. Thank you for this. Best Parody. ^.^

    4 years ago
  50. Perfect time to be one of the first parodies since the MV just came out a few days ago! I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets millions and millions of views cause this is hilarious :)

    4 years ago
  51. Is it me or Sungri is in the video????????????

    4 years ago
  52. haha, you guys are a trip!

    4 years ago
  53. That was really, really hilarious. :D I feel like I should say something intelligent, but I’m too busy laughing to do so.

    4 years ago
  54. ” What the hell are those foreigners doing??” liked that scene in the bloopers. Martina…ROCKING that sequined dress! SooZee looks adorable in pink hair. How much drinking did Ryan do before the play park dance scene? Intern Leigh deserves MORE ice cream! And Simon? Why to take one for the team dude…..

    4 years ago
  55. I swear. I think this is the funniest music monday xD thumbs up guys xD

    4 years ago
  56. Super totally awesome! Second only to the elevator punching scene was the breakout dance moment at the end of the bloopers, it’s too bad it wasn’t in the main video. It especially made me laugh ’cause it made me think of the time on Star King when Martina broke out into her own dance instead of the Super Junior one – super cool in both instances, even if it wasn’t totally planned – LOL!

    4 years ago
  57. Brilliant parody, genuinely had me cracking up throughout XD

    Now onto serious stuff – I really? didn’t enjoy Gentleman? I found the song kind of meh compared to GS, like you said it didn’t have that ~anthemic~ feel that GS did (and believe me, I know the power of people yelling that *cowers away from GS line at the last con I went to*) nor did I find it particularly catchy? Also for me it sort of? copied GS but in a bad way? Take the chorus, that whole *lots of noises/cuts in the video/building up tension* “mother father gentleman” just reminded me so much of the bridge in GS that it was like, to me, he’d taken the anthemic sound of GS and made it worse :/ (Just to clarify, if GS didn’t exist I’d probably have a similar reaction that I did to GS – like at first till it becomes too overplayed for me – but GS *does* exist and people *will* compare the two, so I don’t think you can seperate them – not least because of the similarity between the two).

    And as for the video…bluh. I just found it really cringy (more than I find using that word cringy) and awkward to watch, and nowhere near as funny as it aimed to be (compared to, say, Love Blossom, which actually made me laugh). And I know that he paid to use the Abracadabra dance but I don’t think it’ll have the intended effect – unless people know it comes from a different video, I think they’ll associate it with Gentleman and then I’ll be cringing in the corner because Abracadabra is one of my favourite songs/videos/dances and people will be like ~~~ooh new easy to do dance that we can terrify people with in convention centres~~~ and I’ll be like “IT’S NOT NEW” (these are things that matter to me, sorry)

    4 years ago
  58. Simon used the moustache straws I sent them in the video!!! HELLS YEAH!!!!

    4 years ago
  59. This completely made my day! Nay! My life!

    4 years ago
  60. This was hilarious. Loved it even more than the original because it’s with the EYK crew. Thank you guys so much for all the hard work it took to record each scene and make the phat beat (yo) under the lyrics. You guys never cease to impress!! :D

    Also, thanks for focusing on even the small details, like the Psy-Simon image and the subtitles. It was really funny watching your version of the song with subtitles–definitely laughed out loud at those (“SHOYUKEN!”)

    4 years ago
  61. this was aswome guys it looked like so much fun to shot to i wonder what people passing by though of you lol all dressed up and dancing to no music on the bridge

    4 years ago
  62. I loved the elevator scene y’all^^

    4 years ago
  63. KC

    Martina, your Ga-in makeup looked so good! I thoroughly enjoyed the video and seeing the EYK crew! Awesome work guises! ^_^

    4 years ago
  64. I liked this video just as much as the original :) TBH I don’t like Gentleman that much, Gangnam Style was so much better. It made me laugh out loud, the most Gentleman makes me do is a soft chuckle. The song has grown on me though. Great job guys!!

    4 years ago
  65. 싸이보다 더 웃겨요 ㅋㅋ

    4 years ago
  66. In the bloopers EYK Harlem.Shake Like a man and women!

    4 years ago
  67. Hah! That was an awesome rundown of the past 3 weeks on EYK. Welcome back!

    4 years ago
  68. Im guna get soooo many negatives on this but I was REALLY hoping for an actual review today. I personally think Gentlemen is nowhere near as catchy as Gangnam Style. And I really wanted to hear your guys’ take on it =( Also was hoping Jay Park would have gotten a review from you guys considering he hasnt gotten one in quite a while. Besides that, great parody!

    4 years ago
    • I was thinking about how could we ask them to give their opinions on it because it wasn’t in the top 3, and I really didn’t want to waste a Music Monday with it, but I think Simon and Martina created a tastefully, well done solution. I didn’t even think about them parodying it and then creating a Music Monday-esque post on their blog. I personally didn’t like PSY’s song because I couldn’t show it to people with the line “Mother father gentleman” in it. I was hoping other people would think what I was thinking about what it really sounded like. I’m glad they did. I also think that the scenes with the women were close to bullying and demeaning; however, I understood the concept of the song was about someone who was really the opposite of a gentleman. I have liked songs in the past that delt with these two ideas better: the words disguising what they really mean, and the treatment of women. But, it was meant to be funny. So, although the song didn’t rub me the right way, wow that sounded really dirty, I was able to remind myself of its purpose and get on with my day. I appreciate what he is trying to do for his fellow artists, instead of just taking all of the attention for himself.

      4 years ago
    • I was hoping for a review too, but I was fine with just having their synopsis in the text this time.

      4 years ago
  69. I’m not sure what “skunking in the park” means, but the guy doing the dance that Ryan parodied seems to me like a grown up version of little PSY

    4 years ago
    • I too don’t know what skunking in the park means. Funny you would compare Haha to little Psy.

      4 years ago
    • Oh and what you wrote about PSY staying dedicated to his old fans and how he still made the song for Korea was beautiful :3

      4 years ago
  70. Lol I don’t why wed make fun of it, lol its appreciated after my horrible day (tooth nerve is killing me)

    4 years ago
  71. I love you guys so much.. i don’t even have words! oh wait wait… i do “Ohhhh you so NASTY” and that is all <3

    4 years ago
  72. Omg.. funny funny stuff!

    4 years ago
  73. oh god…so much kimchi~~

    4 years ago
  74. This. Was. Just. Awesome! xD And you guys were so synchronized. Great KMM!

    4 years ago
  75. OMG! I SOOOOO LOVE THIS. YOU GUYS DID A WONDERFUL JOB. I’M GOING TO TWEET THIS PSY EVERYDAY AT LEAST EVERY HOUR THAT I’M ON THE COMPUTER. KYAAAAH!

    4 years ago
  76. You guys are geniuses! Great Parody! I recognized the bridge in your vid immediately that’s awesome that you were able to film there even though it was a hassle to get home from. I will always love Martina as Jae Seok!!

    I feel like Gentlemen is a song that you can easily just sit back and nod with the beat while Gangnam Style had more of a get up and party beat to it. I can’t really choose which I like more either. All I know is that this new song is very very refreshing.

    4 years ago
  77. I was secretly hoping for a WET PSY-MON moment
    featuring Simon in the shower with a kimchi loofah

    4 years ago
  78. loll that was great. i was stressing about the tests i’m studying for. this was a great stress reliever. Now i need to go back to being a mother father studying machine!

    4 years ago
  79. It actually seemed to me like they made this video to target a more western audience, adding a lot more sexuality and racy-ness to the video. Honestly I was really disappointed with the video as I thought all that was stupid and ONLY added to be appealing to a western audience. As well, I kind of foresee this MV glorifying acting like a duechebag (even though he treats women like shit he still gets them all over him). I like the song, like the dance and I like Psy, but I thought this video was low-brow and obnoxious, and not in an amusing way. Perhaps I took it too seriously, but that’s just my initial reaction!
    That being said, LOVE the EYK version :)

    4 years ago
    • Thanks I’ll check it out! Yes I totally agree, I got hopeful when Ga-In pulled the chair out from under Psy as sort of a “taste of your own medicine” but then it totally stopped there and so I was disappointed. Oh well!

      4 years ago
  80. Better than psy’s

    4 years ago
  81. AWWW I thought you guys would do GI beatles!

    4 years ago
  82. Love the translation “Awesome Beat” and “breakdown with the fat wicked beat son”…indeed, keep bringing those fast hard and wicked beats…oooooo you so nasty!!!

    4 years ago
  83. So this is why I was left wonder wth yesterdays KMM was… Well done guise! Now go home, you need sleep xD.

    With PSY’s MV, I’m sure that most of us who were into Kpop/K-culture (esp. variety shows like Running Man or Infinity Challenge) pre-PSY would know some of the people (Ga-in, Jae-suk/Grasshopper, Hybrid Haha, Park Myungsoo) which is great, and I also liked how PSY paid homage to BEG’s ‘Abracadabra’ dance, even buying the rights to it! It’s totally understandable that he wanted to focus primarily on his Korean fanbase, and like he said in his concert on Saturday, he’s been around for 13 years in Korea, but only 1 worldwide.

    Anyways, Papa YG needs to see this and get his people to contact you guys for a YG family interview!

    4 years ago
  84. cool i was wondering if the Abracadabra dance was on purpose or not…..

    4 years ago
  85. No matter what is going on in my life I can always count on the EYK crew to give me a smile. This song needs to go on my ipod to give me a laugh no matter where I am x3

    4 years ago
  86. so good!

    4 years ago
  87. I agree. I liked Psy even before the Gangnam craze, but he missed the mark on this one in my opinion. I think he was going for an ironic prankster vibe, but I felt the scenes with women were just too mean. This was countered a bit when a woman kicked his chair out, but not by much. That being said, the dance just screamed “Simon hip thrust” the moment I saw it! I don’t think this will be as universally liked as Gangnam, and indeed it doesn’t feel right sharing what looks like bullying to my kids and what sounds like mother f’in gentleman (I know it’s mother-father only after looking up lyrics). I still like and admire Psy and I was really glad this video got some attention. Thanks to Simon and Martina for making such a great video!! You really redeemed the song for me and I absolutely loved your version 100x more than the original! I particularly loved Martina in the wig *super cute!* and when everyone started breaking it down and dancing on the bridge…awesome

    4 years ago
  88. this is so awesome! This is the kind of MM that I used to love! Not so much talking but making more fun about the song and making us laugh =D

    4 years ago
  89. Epicly epic epicosity epicified by epicous epicness and on a scale of epic to epic that was EPIC.
    …After spelling epic that many times the word “epic” begins to look weird, as though i didn’t spell it right. Anyhoodledoodlepoodle: EPIC!

    4 years ago
  90. WTF was that??? LMAO ROFL *dead*
    You guise’re HILARIOUS as ever!!! :P

    4 years ago
  91. So I’m guessing the English of the song is… A SHUT YOUR FACE OUT OF FIVE….right guies?

    4 years ago
  92. Ray

    Soo Zee Soo Zee Soo Zee Soo Zee yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah! Love it guys!

    4 years ago
  93. West Side represent! Yeah, here from Los Angeles, the pure west side. Okay, now for serious business, I did like your version of the song “Gentlemen”, also it would be fun if you guys would do parody of hit songs by other artist, that would be cool. Plus, Martina, did it hurt to have the kimchi bag between your breast? I hope I don’t sound creepy!

    4 years ago
  94. Honestly, I’ve been lying to myself this entire time.

    Sorry Onew, but Simon is really my true Ultimate Bias.

    4 years ago
  95. I like your parody better then the original. Seriously, you guys rock!

    4 years ago
  96. …Not gonna lie, previous comments from other Nasties had me looking forward to Simon being wet…*cough*…sorta dissapointed…*sniff*….

    4 years ago
    • Simon, you can always get wet another time ;) Thanks for making my day, and for all the hard work.

      4 years ago
  97. I honestly think that was better than the actual song. And bravo for going all the way out to ______ bridge (because someone couldn’t remember the name) love your guys’ stuff. Eat Yoir Kimchi HWIGHTING!!!! 사랑해

    4 years ago
  98. This is even funnier than the original

    4 years ago
  99. LOOL Martina just pushes the buttons agains and punches him xD

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, does that really work? That’s a good trick.
      Side note: where are you that you can’t find a bathroom anywhere on the floor that you’re on? How many floors do you have to pass before there’ll be one without a bathroom on it? Maybe it’s a Korea thing, but I was so confused when I saw that in Psy’s video.

      4 years ago
      • yeah =P and at same time I thought ” I should try that here … ” ( and I shall :P)

        4 years ago
      • Yup, it really works. I do it all the time. There’s a time limit of sorts, I think. At least in the elevators I’ve been on :p

        4 years ago
        • I’ve never seen those kind of unpush button elevators in America. Are they a Korean thing?

          That was my favorite part of the video

          4 years ago
        • I don’t think so. I live in Manila, hehe. Basically if the button is lit up, you just press it rapidly a few times (if you’re familiar with the reference, sort of like how you’d do rapid-fire on a game controller) :) Most times it works, but I find if a certain time has passed (like a floor before the button’s floor), it won’t work.

          4 years ago
        • I’ve seen such elevators in America only a few times, and you basically push a lit button once if you want to unclick it. but that’s definitely not the case for all elevators

          4 years ago
    • I said agains T_T

      4 years ago
  100. I was like where is KMM. This is not KMM. Although you used a different approach it’s still very enjoyable. Besides it probably doesn’t really need a commentary…the music video speaks for its self.

    4 years ago
  101. Oh god the bloopers are hilarious!!!! The dancing at the end! Martina trying to eat sexy! I was wondering what people walking by would be thinking! XD

    4 years ago
  102. Deb

    Can I just say that I love the EYK crew? XD

    4 years ago
  103. Martina you look so SEXY-UH! with that Ga-in eyecat!

    4 years ago
  104. do btob second confession pretty please guys~

    4 years ago
  105. You all are so absolutely amazing. Good job! I love it.

    4 years ago
  106. I loved all of you guys in it! Leigh keeping a straight face must have been hard haha. I guess Ryan is officially part of the EYK crew now huh? More silly wanks/fap faps/music mondays with the crew yeeeeeesh. And for the English 5 out of 5!

    4 years ago
  107. this made my day.

    4 years ago
  108. Awesome! You guys did a really good job on this!!! Two thumbs UP!

    4 years ago
  109. I laughed soooo hard at the elevator!! I wish you could do that with elevators here!!!!

    4 years ago
  110. I hope it goes viral :D :D

    4 years ago
  111. Quite hilarious ^^ And Martina, you look really great with that short hair! ^-^

    4 years ago
  112. THAT WAS AWESOMEEE

    4 years ago
  113. Haha, fantastic as always. I wasn’t a huge fan of the song, but the video was hilarious, and I loved Ga In’s inclusion and the reference to Abracadabra. I don’t think I’ve been a K-pop fan that long (since Tell Me), but knowing the references really helps with the enjoyment of the video. My boyfriend didn’t understand it until I sent him other videos, then he got why I liked it more (still not his cup of tea, though he loved the video). I also saw a lot of comments on the Brown Eyed Girls videos saying that Psy brought them there, so I’m really happy with how much Psy is trying to gain some exposure for other groups :)

    I thought a bit of it was too “Gangnam’d up”, like a couple dozen people dancing all at once for some pan-shots. Overall though, well done.

    Your guy’s’s (huh?) version was so funny, and SooSee looks so cute in her pink wig! Butt wiggle on my friends ;)

    4 years ago
  114. I really like Gentleman, I am sure a lot of people will be hating on it, but I really like the song and especially the Synth beat throughout the song. I think whatever Psy did it would have been criticised as not being Gangnam Style. As for the parody, what can say, It is brilliant I have only stopped laughing after about 5 minutes. Hopefully all your hard work will be rewarded with lots of people watching this video. I first found you as a related video to Gangnam style and I was hooked on EYK.

    4 years ago
  115. best EVAH!!!!! LIKE A MAN!!!!

    4 years ago
  116. twas awesome xD

    4 years ago
  117. Haha I loved it! It was hilarious! You guys did a great job! Even with all the difficulties you went through. XD

    4 years ago
  118. Did you guys watch the HAPPENING concert via Youtube? Psy was amazing!

    4 years ago
  119. :D :D :D you are just AWESOME !!! I love you so much ~ This was one good ~ KMM !!!
    Greetings from Bulgaria!!

    4 years ago
  120. hahaha ‘eat your kimchi like a man’!!
    i loved PSY’s video but the song i didn’t really like it that much, some parts were good but i dunno it personally sounded ‘loud’ not sure how to explain it….and there just seemed like there was a lot of noise…..
    i’m not comparing it to GS or anything! whenever i listen to new songs i listen to ’em with an open mind (or whatever!)
    and also watching some parts of the mv was kinda awkward and even parts of the song…..
    but still it was an awesome video!!!

    haha your friends Ryan(?) was dying being HaHa’s character!!
    ah~ Tony Montana!!!! i was JUST thinking of what Al Pacion’s name was in Scarface cos my sister thought his name was Al Pacino in the actual movie and not in real life!!

    4 years ago
  121. Oh. My. Goodness. The WIN is EPIC with this one!!!

    4 years ago
  122. Wow, that’s a surprising MM this time! And why not, since the Gentleman is the one of a kind track. Your reendition was funny, jerky and a little uncomfortable for me in the same spots the actual MV is :P (Pretty dress, Martina, by the way! and the bar looks really nice…) – in other words, I love it! :D

    I noticed that the spot looks strangely familiar and OMG it was the same one! That raises the bar of coolness for the upcoming parodies, haha :) Thank you guys!

    I discussed the song with my friends yesterday a lot – and I think that we agree that whatever PSY would do, lots of people would be unsatisfied. What do they want? Something new? Something already known? Some people will complain, but personally I hope it will become the next hit. Although at the beginning I thought it’s strange not to have an original dance, I now understand the aim of it. It seems like a really cool and original idea, to serve as a kind of a tunnel between worlds with ‘smuggling’ outside the Abracadabra dance. I wonder what’s going to be next!

    Sorry for my English (Polska pozdrawia!) and have a good rest after those 22 hours ;)

    4 years ago
  123. aweeesome-ness.
    did you guys get a lot of weird stares? hahah. look at that woman behind martina when she pulled out the kimchi from underneath hahahahaha.

    great job guyyys!!!!

    4 years ago
  124. Good job!
    SooZee is sooo pretty :)

    4 years ago
  125. Dare I say it…I think I like your song better than “Gentleman” ^^ It was awesome!!! Way to go EYK Crew. You so NASTY!!!

    A note about PSY’s intention – he’s been saying things like he wanted to make sure to include the BEG “Abracadabra” dance to make the international audience more aware of K-pop in general. He even paid the copyright fee/license etc. for it. I can totally respect that, even if “Gentleman” is not my favourite PSY song. Granted, I liked PSY pre-“Gangnam Style” and now I cringe whenever I hear it, but mad props to PSY for bringing a spotlight to my beloved K-pop. (http://www.soompi.com/2013/04/15/why-did-psy-purchase-the-rights-for-the-abracadabra-dance/)

    And now he needs to come and be interviewed in the EYK studio.

    p.s. I totally agree with you that this MV seems super Korean-audience oriented. There were several times I thought: Man, I am not sure that people not super into Korean culture/music/drama/variety are going to get this part really well or think it’s super funny.

    4 years ago
    • I totally agree. It isn’t my favorite song, but I think it’s because so many people have jumped on the ‘Psy-bandwagon’ in these past months. Even though he did release it worldwide, he mainly made this for his fans that have been there before GS(not saying he doesn’t appreciate newer fans, but many of the newer fans don’t know anything about K-pop besides Psy).
      Throughout his interviews, especially with Ryan Seacrest(who was one of the only ones who bothered to look into others things besides his new song), he’s always mentioned how he’s just happy to represent S. Korea and always said something about him not being the only K-pop artist out there. He could have just used this new found fame to promote himself, but he’s always promoted others as well. This song won’t go well with non K-pop fans because they obviously wouldn’t get why Ga In is in the video nor the dance or anything that goes on in it.

      4 years ago
  126. It looks like you can rhyme anything by adding “-uh”.
    That makes you sound like snoop dog-uh.
    You so nast-izzle probably wouldn’t work that well-uh.
    Also I’ve gotta say pronouncing Spudg-izzle is kinda hard-uh.
    So, good choice-uh.
    :D

    4 years ago
  127. And my day has been officially made.

    4 years ago
    • Oh yeah. And thanks for laying down those phat beats ya’ll. Or maybe I should say yinz since I am from Pittsburgh. :)

      4 years ago
  128. I love it! I knew you would be doing something for Gentleman but that was really awesome. I wish you would do more like that, although I really like your usual music mondays.

    4 years ago
  129. This is amazing, you guys are so awesome! Thanks for everyones effort, it was a great video and Im glad you guy’s made it!

    4 years ago
  130. Hyuna was replaced by Ga In. Who had normal looking eyebrows.

    4 years ago
  131. not to be a poopface but i was really hoping GI-Beatles would get reviewed seeing as Psy could have hanged on to the top spot till next week while GI is now done to the fouth spot….

    that being said l died D-I-E-D of laughter when i watched the video!! i would like to see the reaction of the people nearby watching u guys film this….ahahahaha. I agree in that i dont think Psy was trying to capture the world audience….i think he does want to reward those who have supported him from the get-go and he is trying to rep Korea to the world which is nice!

    I do think the song is not great just because to me it sounds like Gangnam Style 2.0 but i still love it none the less. the chorus and beat n video are all stuck in my head and i have been watching it numerous times on YT.

    4 years ago
    • let’s get the next GI song reviewed, and hopefully it will be less auto-tuned.

      LOL, I can only imagine the reactions of the spectators to the EYK filming xD I wonder how many recognised that they were parodying PSY…

      4 years ago
  132. You guys did a great job! I scared my cat because I laughed so loud >_< Major kudos to you guys for having the guts to go out and do all that in public.

    4 years ago
  133. That song was gold, especially since I was expecting a music monday. That 22.5 hours without sleep is very much appreciated (not as in I didn’t want you guise to sleep)…but u know what I mean xD. Anyways I like this unusual musical monday, you guise should do it randomly more often :)

    4 years ago
  134. gotta say – Martina…. LOVING THE HIP ACTION!

    4 years ago
  135. Really creative and awesome!!! Hope you guys get many views!!!

    4 years ago
  136. I was waiting for this SOOOO BAAAAD!! Thanks Guys!! You’re the best!

    4 years ago
  137. “skunking”? I always thought it was called “skanking”…. it’s how you dance to ska… right?

    4 years ago
  138. This was so great! You guys always make my day ~ now ill be eating kimchi like a man XD

    4 years ago
  139. LOVE IT! So funny! And look! Simon can move his hips!

    4 years ago
  140. This is SO fantastic guys! Thanks for working so hard to entertain us (though it looks like you had a lot of fun yourselves!)

    4 years ago
  141. i can’t even…. DAMN GIRL! YOU SO FREAKIN NASTAYYYY

    4 years ago
  142. Haha, your Eat Your Kimchi team is so adorable, especially the outfits. Your hard work was appreciated, guise. Thanks for giving me some laughs.

    4 years ago
  143. AYYYY Girl- can I buy you a kimchi margherita!!!!

    4 years ago
    • Kimchi-flavored cocktails — the possibilities are endless! Kimchi-ritas! Kimchi-tinis! Kimchi Coladas! … Or, maybe not…

      4 years ago
  144. Hahahahahah OMG THIS IS HILARIOUS! I LOVE IT!!! And Martina is almost sexier than Ga-In! Whoouuhohohohoooh rivals! :D

    4 years ago
  145. I’ve been waiting all day for this to go up! Thanks :D Made my evening. Love it.

    4 years ago
  146. Mad props for being so bold and fun in public while filming this knowing that people would be like “what the flip is going on with those oegug-in?” But my favorite part is in the blooper reel as Simon is making his ‘do you want sexy time’ faces at Martina in the lounge and you can hear the “Kiss Me” soundtrack song from She’s All That. Appropriate?!?! All the way, my friend!

    4 years ago
  147. There’s a West Side in Syracuse NY too. :)

    4 years ago
  148. Ooohhh. So that was the phat beat Martina was dropping. I get it now… And this song is now on my phone. Thanks guise!

    4 years ago
  149. I LAUGHED SO HARD. this is brilliant, I can see a lot of work went into it. Man, that’s a lot of kimchi. I kind of felt like it should have been Simon and his ranch xD

    4 years ago
  150. It looks like you had a lot of fun!! :D

    4 years ago
  151. I was wondering if you could do a TL;DR on religion in South Korea. I know many Koreans aren’t religious, but for the ones who are, how big of a role does it play in daily life? What have you noticed? Thanks!

    4 years ago
    • where did you even get this notion that “many Koreans aren’t religious”? that is a very ignorant statement. do a little research before making a blanket statement like that. Christianity is very prominent is Korea.

      4 years ago
      • Around 45% of people claim to have no religion at all, while around 30% of people are Christian. So in fact, I believe you are the ignorant one!

        4 years ago
        • Hi there. I hope that this comment will put an end to either of you using inflammatory language to make your points to each other.

          One of our commenting rules is that our comments must be respectful.

          Cheers
          Natz

          4 years ago
      • Isn’t it ignorant to point out specifically Christianity when you’re talking about people being religious (you completely ignore the other dominant religion, Buddhism)? Also, at least from an American standpoint, South Korea seems hardly religious at all. About half the people in South Korea are irreligious (this is the largest group out of all religions/non-religions in South Korea). It’s still a huge difference from the US where 3/4 of our people are Christians (only about 1/4 in South Korea), other faiths make up 6%, and unaffiliated makes up 20%.

        4 years ago
    • some of them are, I think. here’s a great vid for an all-round view of religion in SK http://twentyfirstarticle.blogspot.kr/2012/07/my-korea-church-experiences-part-1.html
      Then there’s this blog, which has two parts, on the bloggers experience with religion in SK http://twentyfirstarticle.blogspot.kr/2012/07/my-korea-church-experiences-part-1.html However, be warned – it’s not a kind blog about it, but rather talks of the bloggers encounter with fanaticism (and he’s Korean himself)

      4 years ago
  152. Nice! Excellent job guys! :D
    Mad props to Soo Zee for finding the exact same spot!

    4 years ago
  153. It was really good guys! xD I laughed so much. Simon I love your duckface while you are dancing… xD And it was really good to see the EYK crew in it… it must have been fun to film this. xD

    4 years ago
    • Ha! Yes, this was lots of fun and a lot of laughs. That first scene, walking up the hill, was so difficult, because cars kept on coming by, and then there was – I’m not sure how – but a grandma stampede. Like, every time we tried to film it, some grandma on a cane would walk by, and we NEVER see grandmas in that area. Just…for that one moment: a wave of grannies.

      4 years ago
      • Maybe they came out because of the good weather. xD Grandmas like that. :D Anyway nice job, I think we nasties really appriciate this and this KMM fit with the song and MV perfectly. :)

        4 years ago
    • I know, i want to be there too it looks so fun!

      4 years ago
  154. Waited quite a while for this… EXCITED!

    4 years ago
  155. Please do Jay Park’s Joah next week!

    4 years ago
  156. Mav

    Dude you guys had me a Eat Your Kimchi like a Man!
    in a crappy day like this one in the US you put a much needed smile in my face.

    And may I say that , kimchi lotion rubbed on any body is probably worse than explosive diarrhea.

    4 years ago
    • Agreed….I was following so closely on twitter for when this posted because I needed a break from all of the saddening news out of Boston. Goes to show that laughter will always be the best medicine.

      4 years ago
      • One of my friends had her guardian angel watching her. She ran past 5 minutes before the explosion. People are just messed up.

        S&M this is awesome. Off to spam Psy. :)

        4 years ago
        • I saw what happened on the news today and I was just shocked…I send all my prayers out to the families of their lost loved ones and to the people who got injured…I’m glad your friend didn’t get hurt!!
          And yes I agree, some people are just messed up..

          4 years ago
  157. Much love to the EYK crew! Your hard work is appreciated!!

    4 years ago