If you’re at all familiar with Flight of the Conchords, you might have heard or seen their song, Most Beautiful Girl. Some people in the lab of a friend of mine at a neighboring graduate program made a parody video. It stands well on its own, though having seen the original video makes it considerably funnier. It was posted just last week, and impressively is already up to over 85,000 views.
The video got up to nearly 300,000 views, but was taken down. I’ve replaced it, so that link should hopefully work for now, but the creators of the video post their explanation here:
According to my friend in the lab, they initially got a lot of positive feedback on the video, but then got some very serious flack from groups that support women in science. Their claim is that the video is offensive and supports or condones hostile work environments for women. The video is certainly a bit creepy, but to me it’s just a complete homage more than anything else.