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Ylvis' 'The Fox' and 5 other Christmas light shows -- VIDEO

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The holidays: A time for family, presents, eggnog, and to finally learn “What does the fox say?” Christmas-style. 

Besides competing to see which neighbor can rack up the highest electricity bill come January, folks all over the world prepare for this time of year by turning their yard into Santa’s workshop or a nativity scene. Some take it even further, adding a little pop-culture twist. This year, the Perkins family of Tulsa, Oklahoma, answered Ylvis’ question when they posted a light show synced to the Norway comedy duo’s viral sensation “The Fox.” Check it out here:
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Billie Joe Armstrong calls PSY 'the herpes of music' and PSY responds -- VIDEO

Normally, it’s a good thing when someone says your music is contagious. But Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wasn’t being kind to Korean YouTube sensation PSY with a recent post on his personal Instragram. The rocker posted a photo of PSY, along with the caption, “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway.” (EW reached out to reps for both Armstrong and PSY, who didn’t return a request for comment.)

That’s a pretty cutting remark, but PSY’s (Gangnam) style is just to let it roll off his back. He told Fuse — after first trying to clarify what exactly herpes is — “I kinda like it, it’s cool…He said I’m like the herpes… that keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool. Thank you.”

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Oppan 'Leno' style: Hugh Jackman teaches Jay the pony dance -- VIDEO

The “Gangnam Style” craze: It’s not quite over yet!

Hugh Jackman’s Les Mis press tour took a slight detour last night when Jay Leno brought up the star’s recent trip to Korea — and asked if he had seen America’s favorite least favorite probational favorite Korean rapper PSY when he was in Seoul. In response, Jackman noted that he and PSY go way back — all the way back to October, when PSY donned a pair of Wolverine claws and taught the Aussie how to do the “Gangnam Style” dance. Naturally, this led to Jackman asking Leno if he’d like to learn the dance as well. And because talk show hosts are legally obligated to embarrass themselves on air, Leno said “sure.”

Spoiler alert: Leno can’t move nearly as well as Jackman. But whether you love the Tonight Show host or are Jimmy Kimmel, you’ll probably enjoy watching him try to saddle up.

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Bill O'Reilly and Keith Ablow think 'Gangnam Style' is the opiate of the masses -- VIDEO

Kids today, with their sunglasses and baggy pants and YouTubb videos! Bill O’Reilly just doesn’t get them — and can’t, for the life of him, figure out why they like that goofy PSY, if that is his real name. Thank heaven that Fox News youth correspondent Dr. Keith Ablow stopped by The O’Reilly Factor yesterday to explain the real reason your children love “Gangnam Style.” Spoiler: It’s because the song is like a drug, and also because Korean isn’t a real language.

O’Reilly begins the segment by making a topical point: PSY’s famous “Gangnam” dance is “just doin’ the pony,” à la currently popular recording artist Chubby Checker! Ablow, however, thinks there’s more to it than that. Here, verbatim, is his attempt to “explain the madness”:

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PSY finally learns how to Dougie -- VIDEO

We all knew this time would come: PSY, who introduced the world to Gangnam Style, has finally learned how to Dougie. Dance worlds have collided! The year 2010 and 2012 have become one!

The always-dapper PSY was taught how to Dougie (taught, taught how to Dougie) by New.Music.Live.’s Lauren Toyota during a recent interview. PSY’s swagger and erratic arm gestures weren’t up to par, but his “Doug E. Fresh” move more than made up for it. Let’s just say he added his unique flare to the mix. It looks like supermodel Kate Upton and gymnast Gabby Douglas have some competition for the gold.

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PSY + Jar-Jar Binks = 'Gungan Style'

Had enough of “Gangnam Style” and all its viral-video parodies? Well, it’s over. Funny or Die has officially killed it, with “another classical topical sketch.” Once you’ve combined PSY’s pounding beat with Star Wars‘ most hated character, the game is over.

But this clip is more than just a straight-forward parody. Video whiz Nick Wiger can’t help but look upon what he has created (or destroyed?) and wonder how he allowed himself to waste his life away on such childish things. “The Wiges” spirals into suicidal depression, and then… whatev, start from the beginning again. Jar-Jar rocks it. Yoosa should watch below, okeeday? READ FULL STORY

Backwash: What pop culture chews up and spits back out -- 'Gangnam Style'

Perhaps you’ve heard of a song called “Gangnam Style.” It’s by some Korean dude who calls himself PSY and it’s got, like, a trillion views on YouTube. No? Well, take my word for it, it’s popular. And as with most things that are popular – Snuggies, pretty girls, singing competition reality shows – it’s inspired all sorts of imitators. Now before you rush to the nearest tablet or mobile device and hunt these down for yourself, be warned: not all of the imitations are good. In fact some of them are quite bad. So, with that in mind, we noble souls at EW.com have combed the teeming thicket of the internet and selected the mashups and reenactments that may actually be worth watching. I can’t promise that they measure up to the original K-Pop hit – because, honestly, what can? But I can promise that someone, somewhere, found them amusing. And in this short life of ours, PopWatchers, that’s all we can really ask for.

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'Gangnam Style' meets Wolverine

Korean pop dandy PSY and Broadway muscleman Hugh Jackman met up this week in Sydney, where Jackman is currently filming the decolonized sequel The Wolverine. PSY wore his trademark fop jacket; Jackman wore pajama pants and a black collared shirt and the general aura of a man who just woke up two seconds ago and still looks better than you ever will, so stop trying. Jackman loaned PSY a couple sets of adamantium claws, and they danced together. Experts are theorizing that this is the single most impressive team-up of a musical phenomenon and a superhero since that time Milli Vanilli hung out with Super Mario. Watch video of this historic pairing below: READ FULL STORY

Ghostbusters get 'Gangnam Style' mashup -- VIDEO

Just when you thought you were safe.

PSY’s “Gangnam Style” continues its ruthless quest for world domination with a new Ghostbusters mashup. The songs actually work together pretty well, but that’s not the point. Nor is the Ghostbusters tie-in the most Halloween-y element of the video – what’s truly frightening here is that “Gangnam Style” is rapidly infecting every corner of our lives. It’s the T-virus that’s turning the world into an ashen wasteland of K-Pop-spewing corpses. We are powerless to resist. At least it’s catchy.

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'Gangnam Style' video without music: Is it art?

Youtube user Moto2h has done what any enterprising fan would do in our digital age: replace the backing music from the Korean pop hit “Gangnam Style” with found sound that replicates the setting. But is it art? Of course that depends on what you consider art. But if Damien Hirst can convince the world a stuffed shark is worth millions of dollars, then this clever little video belongs in the Louvre.

In the reimagined version of “Gangnam Style,” we’re left with Psy, the world’s flavor of the split-second, rapping a cappella and doing his pony dance without the contextual benefit of throbbing synthesizers. So instead of being cheeky and fun, now it’s got the jarring hyper-realism of a Lars Von Trier flick.

Granted, any music video without the music would make the artist look insane. But in the spirit of relevance – “Gangnam Style” has approximately 13 kajillion likes on Youtube – it’s poking fun at what is truly a cultural phenomenon.

Check out the video after the jump, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

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