When Mama Isn't Home

When Mama Isn't Home

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Updated Jun 21, 2015 at 09:52PM EDT by Brad.

Added Oct 30, 2014 at 02:36PM EDT by Don.

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When Mama Isn't Home is a remix video series based on a clip of a father playing the trombone while his son repeatedly slams an oven door to the tune of DJ Timmy Trumpet's 2014 electro-house single "Freaks."


On October 6th, 2014, YouTuber bauerbirds uploaded a video titled "When Mama Isn't Home," featuring a father and son wearing sunglasses while performing a short section from DJ Timmy Trumpet's song "Freaks"[8] in the kitchen using a trombone and oven door for a kick drum (shown below). In the first month, the video gained over 560,000 views and 340 comments.


On October 22nd, 2014, Redditor Ricklo submitted the video to the /r/youtubehaiku[1] subreddit, where it received more than 3,700 votes (95% upvoted) in one week. On October 26th, YouTuber Jaanis Hallman uploaded a remix on the video in which the duo perform a song to the background music of an outdoor EDM concert (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor mocfusing posted the video to the /r/videos[2] subreddit. Within four days, the video gathered upwards of 1.08 million views on YouTube and 5,200 votes (94% upvoted) on Reddit. On October 27th, YouTuber Copy Cat Channel uploaded a "Goatified Remix," featuring clips of yelling goats edited over the original "When Mama Isn't Home" video (shown below, right).

On the online image board Tumblr, various users recreated the scene using fictional character from various popular shows and other origins through the "#when-mama-isn't-home" tag,[3] such as Fire Emblem,[4] Homestuck,[5] Neon Genesis Evangelion[6] and Feel Guy.[7]

On March 3, 2015 the sequel to the first video was published on the same channel titled "When Mama Isn't Home Part 2 original oven kid (Darude Sandstorm" which featured the dad and kid with the same outfits performing a version of "Darude – Sandstorm" using a keyboard and a cardboard Tube to imitate the sounds of the song, as well as including the kid using the oven door.

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