Turkey in the Straw MADs

Turkey in the Straw MADs

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Turkey in the Straw”, well-known as “Oklahoma Mixer” (Japanese: オクラホマミキサー) in Japan, is an American folk song dating from the early 19th century. This song is one of the popular music resources for MAD videos on the Japanese service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since early 2011.

Origin

“Turkey in the Straw” is also familiar to Japane people because almost all Japanese people have danced with this song in their school days since this song is used in school education program. Therefore, similar to Mayim Mayim and Can-Can, this folk song have been introduced in pop culture for many times. Among those instances, the most used version in this video remix fad on NND is taken from KONAMI’s shoot ’em up video game Fantastic Journey (Japanese: 極上パロディウス, Gokujō Parodius), which was included in 2007 released title Parodius Portable (shown below, right).[1]



Spread

On NND, the early MAD videos using this song had been uploaded since 2009. However, even one of them featured Shuzo Matusoka[2], those videos didn’t get much attention. Then, this song became really popular on NND in February 2011 by several MAD videos featuring popular TV anime series in that season including Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Infinite Stratos, Squid Girl, etc… Among them, the video below “OklahoMadoka Mixer” had been watched over 500,000 times.[3]



Those succeeded videos uploaded in early 2011 led to a substantial increase in popularity of the series. As of April 2012, the amount of videos realted to this series on NND is more than 300.[4]

Notable Examples



Left: Squid Girl | Right: Shuzo Matsuoka

Left: K-ON!! | Right: Subaru Commercials

Left: (NSFW!!) Wrestling series | Right: Harry Potter

Search Interest

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External References

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[1]Wikipedia – Fantastic Journey (video game)

[2]Nico Nico Douga – オクラホマツオカミキサー【松岡修造×オクラホマミキサー】 / Posted on 08-16-2009

[3]Nico Nico Douga – オクラホマドカミキサー / Posted on 01-07-2011 (deleted)

[4]Nico Nico Douga – Search results for オクラホマミキサー

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