May 3rd, 2010
01:50 PM ET

Lady Gaga gets parodied from here to Afghanistan

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.

Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music

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  1. blaze

    I love lady gaga.. She is fearless,entertaining and the guys all great.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Duck

    Check it out! Lady Gaga Acapella.....

    May 6, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Quincie


    May 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. teneil

    check out the version by the key of awesome on's hilarious. i've watched it more than the real version!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pepeee

    not really,,are u sure about this information?

    May 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. angelarnold

    I would be interested to see what "The Lady" has had to say about this....I think its AWESOME....they are under SO much stress...they need to blow off steam somehow!!!!!
    God Bless Our Troops!!!
    Keep Safe and Come Home
    as for all the negative folks out there....
    If you cant stand behind our troops....feel FREE to stand IN FRONT of them.
    "Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do."

    May 5, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. collegekatie

    Im so happy to see our troops fit in some fun. Bring 'em home safe. We are so proud of our boys out there and here at home.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shirley Navy Mom

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You guys Rock!!!! We love and support you. Continue to have a little fun when you can, nothing wrong it.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mim Williams

    Awesome Guys – what a great laugh – give us more – in your free time of course

    May 4, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mr. Smith

    That is good to see that our soldiers still have a sense of humor while working over seas. Lady Gaga is the best! Love it!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. laga

    Hm. Lady Gaga is the best

    May 4, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. Stephen

    Here's a Lady Gaga parady video of student's from West Virginia University as they copy and create a mix of 'Bad Romance' and 'Dance in the Dark'– SOOOOO FUNNY!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    This video was AMAZING. Could Gaga be the next Bob Hope?

    May 4, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dani in AZ

    Lady GaGa should go perform for them

    May 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Murph

    Way to be on top of things, CNN. This has been reported all over the place last week.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. megan

    i absolutely love this video so much! it is so amazing! it seems like they had a great time making this lol! keep dancing!!

    May 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Betsy abraham

    Lady gaga should go thank them personally...because they are working sooo hard, and they have INSANE dance moves -__-

    May 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. good stuff

    always glad to see our soldiers having fun. bring them home.

    May 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |

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