May 3rd, 2010
01:50 PM ET
It’s no secret that Lady Gaga’s little monsters are spread the world over, and now we have proof that they’ve infiltrated a military base in southwestern Afghanistan.
A video of a few soldiers breaking it down in probably one of the most resourceful remakes of Gaga’s nine-minute “Telephone” video went viral over the weekend, jumping from a couple hundred thousand views to more than 2 million.
And this isn’t even the final version – the 24-year-old behind the video, Aaron Melcher, noted on YouTube that there’s even more of this "fantastical journey" to come, although "with guys always on mission, it is harder to film than you think."
What could be more fantastical than a bunch of guys rocking yellow police tape, what appear to be black boxer briefs, and clothing items fashioned out of cardboard, we have no idea. See the video in its entirety here.
Obviously, the media has had a field day with this, but Melcher told The Smoking Gun that the video was made for "a couple of our friends and family and you can see that it has blown up way more than that...nobody in the video would like any further media coverage.”
Wonder if Lady Gaga “Telephone” parody creators Key of Awesome would say the same thing? If you somehow missed it, check it out; you don't even have to watch, just listen to the lyrics. There's also this remake by iDanik that has a very Gaga-esque use of product placement.
If you have another favorite “Telephone” or Lady Gaga parody, leave it in the comments below. In the meantime, please: no one try to one-up these guys and do an M.I.A. remake.
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