Nicole Westbrook's "Thanksgiving"

Nicole Westbrook's "Thanksgiving"

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Added Nov 15, 2012 at 07:47PM EST by Don.

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Nicole Westbrook's "Thanksgiving" is a 2012 pop song and music video produced by Ark Music Factory, the production company behind Rebecca Black’s Friday, in which 12-year-old Nicole Westbrook sings about the traditional American holiday Thanksgiving.


Both the song and the music video for "It’s Thanksgiving” were written and produced by Ark Music Factory founder Patrice Wilson[1], who also uploaded it via his YouTube channel on November 7th, 2012. Starring 12-year-old Nicole Westbrook from Lake Balboa, California, the video accumulated over 7.7 million views and 68,700 comments within eight days. While the original video has since been removed, mirrors have been reuploaded by various other YouTubers (shown below).

Oh oh oh. Oh oh oh. Oh yeah.
Oh oh oh. Oh oh oh. Alright. Come on.
I’m wide awake. And I should take. A step and say thank you, thank you.
The things you’ve done. And what you did. Oh yeah. Oh, yeah.

December was Christmas. January was New Year. April was Easter. And the 4th of July, but November’s Thanksgiving.

Oh oh oh it’s Thanksgiving. We are gonna have a good time.
Oh oh oh it’s Thanksgiving. We are gonna have a good time.
With a turkey, mash potatoes, and we are gonna have a good time.

School is out, I can shout, thank you, thank you.
No matter how you do, no matter what you say, this is my favorite.

Yo. It’s Thankgiving giving and I’m trying to be forgiving.
Nothing is forbidden. You know what I gotta have.
I gotta give thanks to you, and you, and you.
Gotta be grateful, can’t be hateful.
Mash potatoes on my on my table.
I got ribs smelling up my neighbor’s cribs.


On November 9th, the viral content site BuzzFeed[2] highlighted the video in a post titled "The Only Thanksgiving Song You'll Need to Hear," which included several animated GIFs of Patrice Wilson (shown below).

GIF of Patrice Wilson slowly rising into the camera frame Patrice Wilson GIF in chicken suit costume

The same day, the video was reposted on the women's interest blog Jezebel,[3] the Internet news blog UpRoxx,[4] Time[5] and The Huffington Post.[6] Also on November 9th, Redditor Humanstein submitted the video in a post titled "This is why there isn't Thanksgiving music" to the /r/cringe[8] subreddit. On November 11th, YouTuber The Jevoski uploaded a cartoon parody of the video, featuring a sexually explicit Lil Wayne rap (shown below, left). The same day, YouTuber Stevop uploaded a Hitler Reaction video in which the former German Nazi Party leader rants about the content of Westbrook's music video (shown below, right).

ABC Interview

On November 12th, ABC News[7] published an interview with Westbrook, in which she admitted she was "OK" with being compared to Rebecca Black. On November 15th, Westbrook performed the song live on the entertainment news television show Access Hollywood (shown below). As of November 15th, 2012, 15 Facebook[9] pages have been created for Nicole Westbrook.

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Several YouTubers uploaded responses to the music video, many of which mocked the song’s lyrics and Patrice Wilson’s production.

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