Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Daddies on YouTube (Soulja Boy)

posted by Nell Minow

Every so often a dance comes along that is just tricky enough to take a little practice but with individual steps simple enough that anyone can do it. Think “Macarena.” Soulja Boy’s eponymous song and dance is in that category and I have been charmed by the way it has inspired an entire category of YouTube videos of dads doing the dance for their kids. Some of the videos are posted by teenagers who think it is funny to see their dads try to be cool. But if you watch them you can see that these are dads who know that what really is cool is jettisoning any sense of dignity to make your children laugh. There is even a group of YouTube videos showing brides dancing with their fathers to tender songs about love and leaving home and then breaking into duo versions of “Soulja Boy” together. You go, Dad!



  • a mom

    How can you be “charmed” by any song that refers to women as “ho”s? Even more disturbing is the reference to “Supermanning” them. (If you need to know what it means, I suggest you look it up on UrbanDictionary.com.) I do not think this is the proper website for these videos, as naive as the people in them may be.

  • C

    Hello? Have you listened to the words? Not something I want my kids (or husband) to be singing or dancing to!

  • Bob

    Very appropriate to be “charmed by”
    Soulja Boy Off In This Hoe
    Watch me Crank It
    Watch me Roll
    Watch me Crank Dat Soulja Boy
    Then Super Man Dat Hoe
    Now, Watch me You…
    (Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
    Now, Watch me You…
    (Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
    Now, Watch me You…
    (Crank Dat Soulja Boy)
    Now, Watch me You…
    (Crank Dat Soulja Boy)

  • Nell Minow

    Bob, what’s charming here is the fathers entertaining their children by dancing along, not the song’s lyrics, which most people seem to assume are nonsense rhymes.

  • Bob

    I understand the ‘humor’ to the situation but I feel it’s so sad that a 17 year old punk is singin about explicit lyrics in a way that is subliminal and is a little bit creepy to see unsupecting repectable people being tricked into thinking they are being cool. – Bob

  • Nell Minow

    A very good point about the coarsening of our culture, Bob. I am sometimes astounded by the music I hear in elevators, stores, and the gym, and wonder if anyone ever listens to the lyrics.

Previous Posts

Interview: Joseph Nasser of "Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway"
Reserve Police Officer Joseph Nasser produced Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway to help raise awareness of the Amber Alert system. It stars Tom Berenger as a man on the edge, making a dead rush for Mexico and kidnapping two young girls along the way. He is hotly pursued by police chief Martha Geig

posted 8:00:33am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

"Guardian of the Galaxy's" Awesome Mixtape
One of the many pleasures of "Guardians of the Galaxy," opening this week, is the soundtrack featuring some 70's classics from an "Awesome Mixtape" played by Peter "Star Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt).  Here are some of the highlights. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede [youtube]http://www.youtub

posted 8:00:21am Jul. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Comic-Con 2014: Day 2
Day 2 of Comic-Con included: an interview with "Sharknado" and "Sharknado 2" screenwriter Thunder Levin, a buggy lunch with Boxtrolls, press events with the directors and casts of four films, and appearing on the Rotten Tomatoes panel, where each attendee was given a paddle with a ripe tomato on on

posted 10:04:47pm Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Thank You! This Site is 19 Years Old This Week!
It seems like yesterday, but it was 19 years ago this week that I first began writing reviews online as The Movie Mom®.  Anyone remember Prodigy?  The first appearance of my website was via the Sears-owned online service, so long ago it does not even turn up in Wayback searches.  At the time, we

posted 3:59:49pm Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Interview: Dan Cohen of "Alive Inside"
Dan Cohen is the gifted and passionately committed man who transforms the lives of people with dementia and other severely debilitating diseases.  He is featured in the documentary "Alive Inside." He is the founder of Music and Memory, which provides resources to help bring these programs to peopl

posted 8:00:36am Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.