It wasn't your typical Oscars song. On Sunday night, host Seth MacFarlane led a number of singers, including the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, in a song he called, "We Saw Your Boobs." The lyrics called out a number of actresses in the auditorium who'd gone topless in movies, repeating, "in the movie that we saw, we saw your boobs." Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet (repeatedly) were among the women mentioned.
But now someone is striking back, and pointing out the fact that MacFarlane chose to focus only on women who'd gone partially nude in films, not men. Kevin Gisi, an engineer at Mashable.com, put together a hilarious twist on the song, aimed at male actors and called, "We Saw Your Junk."
Sporting a great voice, Gisi dives right in, with "We saw your junk, we saw your junk, in the movie that we saw, we saw your junk." He goes on to namedrop such male actors as Kevin Bacon, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Richard Gere, Ben Stiller and more.
"Mark Wahlberg used prosthetics in 'Boogie Niiiiiiiiiights,'" he sings, gesturing to indicate that said prosthetics were quite lengthy.
And where MacFarlane used Kate Winslet's numerous nude scenes as a joke in his version, Gisi picked someone who's made his name on nudity. He sings, "And Ron Jeremy kept it hidden in (1996 horror film) 'They Bite.' And 'Orgazmo.' 'Crank: High Voltage.' And 'The Chase.' And '54.' But that doesn't make up for the porn!"
Gisi even gets in a dig at the Oscar host himself, singing, "Not a peep of Seth MacFarlane's junk to see, hypocrite!"
But Gisi says that he has mixed feelings about MacFarlane's original song.
"For that particular joke premise, if it didn't offend, it wouldn't have gotten laughs in the first place," Gisi told TODAY.com. "I abhor the objectification of anyone -- but I don't think Seth actively objectified, rather he identified the objectification in the film industry. But I can certainly understand why being so casual about it would make many people feel uncomfortable. My video was just to point out that whether Seth's song was taken as crass and immature, or as insightful social commentary -- there's no shortage of men who've done the very same thing as the women he mentioned."
Some have pointed out to Gisi that the talk show "Chelsea Lately" also did a version of "We Saw Your Junk." His was out first, but he says he "enjoyed their take quite a bit."
Gisi had to work hard to get his video together before the Oscar parody lost steam. "It was a fair bit of work," he says. "Honestly, the toughest part was re-orchestrating the music. I was in a rush to get the video up, mainly just concerned that people would be sick of the Oscars if I waited too long. I think I could have done better, but I'm proud I was able to get it out.
His video deftly skewers MacFarlane's number, but Gisi says he realizes what a tough job the "Family Guy" creator had hosting the Oscars.
"Seth tweeted out 'The Oscars is basically the Kobayashi Maru test,' " Gisi says, referring to "Star Trek's" famed unwinnable scenario. "It certainly seems that way to me -- award shows hosts are expected to be roast masters, but in front of too wide an audience to avoid seriously offending many."
While this is Gisi's first video that's gone viral, he releases videos Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on his You Tube Channel, "The Kevin Show."