Harvard Medical Students parody Ylvis with ‘What does the spleen do?’


A group of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine students in the class of 2016 put together this parody viral video that pokes fun at the song “The Fox” by Ylvis. The video was created for the 107th Annual Second Year Show by the two schools within the university. Their version of the song is called ‘What does the spleen do?’ If you want to sing with them, below are the lyrics.

Lungs go whoosh

Help you breathe

Kidneys filter, make your pee

Gut digests

All your food

And turns it into poo

The heart fills up

With lots of blood

Pumps it out like lub dub dub

But there’s one thing

That no one knows…

What Does the Spleen Do?

 

Ring-ding­-ding­-ding-­dingeringeding!

Gering­-ding-­ding­-ding­-dingeringeding­!

Gering-­ding-­Secret Male Uterus!

What the spleen do?

Wa­-pa­-pa­-pa-­pa-­pa-­pow!

Wa-­pa-­pa-­pa-pa-­pa-­pow!

Wa­-pa-pa-pa-Magic Powers!

What the spleen do?

Hatee-­hatee-­hatee-­ho!

Possibly a backup tongue!

Hatee-­hatee-­hatee-­ho!

What the spleen do?

Joff­-tchoff-­tchoffo-­tchoffo­-tchoff!

Tchoff­-tchoff-­tchoffo-­tchoffo­-tchoff­!

Joff­-tchoff-­tchoff-Vestigial Fin!

What does the spleen do?

 

Big blue veins

Lymphy nodes

Lots of blood

in lots of  holes

Kind of shaped like Brazil

And your texture’s such a thrill

Your pulp is red

So beautiful

Like a kidney in disguise

If you can live

without your spleen

Can your spleen live without you-­ou-ou-­ou-­ou?

You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?

You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?

How could your spleen live without you-ou-ou-ou-­ou?

You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?

You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?

What does the spleen do?

 

Jacha-­chacha­-chacha­-chow!

Chacha-­chacha-­chacha-­chow!

Storage for your extra teeth!

What the spleen do?

Fraka-­kaka-­kaka-­kaka-­kow!

Fraka-kaka-kaka-Making Babies!

Fraka-kaka-kaka-Babies Babies!

What the spleen do?

A-­hee-­ahee ha­hee!

A-­hee-­ahee ha­hee!

A-­hee-­ahee ha-Third eye!

What the spleen do?

A­-oo-­oo-­oo-­ooo!

A­-oo-­oo-­oo-­ooo!

What the spleen do?

 

The secret of the Spleen

Ancient mystery

Somewhere behind the stomach

I know you’re hiding

What is your role?

Will we ever know?

Will always be a mystery

What do you do?

You’re my guardian organ

Hiding in the peritoneum

What do you do?

Will we ever know?

I want to…

I want to…

I want to know!

 

Maybe it filters the blood?

Nah, man, that’s crazy

Yeah

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