Luke Thompson delivers a pop parody video of Adele's James Bond theme song—with a cameo by a Fridley snowplow and some snowsuit horseplay along Rice Creek.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Luke Thompson (aka Mippey5) parodies Flo Rida's 'Whistle' song.
A Fridley backyard wiffle ball game for charity gets Luke Thompson's "Mippey5" music-video treatment, parodying "Whistle," a song by Flo Rida. What did you do in the backyard, at the cabin or in the park over the Memorial Day weekend? Leave a comment below or upload a photo or video.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Locals made trouble for Justin Bieber last week—from a spoof to a prom invite.
Justin Bieber may be wondering what the Fridley area has against him. First Braden Ericson, a senior at Columbia Heights High School, invited Bieber's girlfriend Selena Gomez to the CHHS prom—including via video. Now Fridley's Luke "Mippey5" Thompson has released one of his trademark music-video parodies of Bieber's new song, Boyfriend. Recognize any Fridley landmarks in this one?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Luke Thompson's YouTube videos have almost 5M hits.
Mippey5—or Luke Thompson, as he’s known in the world of flesh and blood—is clad in purple snow overalls, standing kitty-corner from First Avenue on a Tuesday afternoon with Dan Duehn, his videographer, and Jake Litecky, the “gangsterest person” he knows. Thompson and Litecky are tossing out rhymes about passersby, and holding a sign that reads “Will Wrap for $.” A woman with a black bag and a white coat walks past. “Woman with a black bag and white coat,” Thompson raps. People are giving a mix of bemused smiles and blank stares. “Hell no,” says a dude with a backwards Phillies cap. “I’m confused—I want to give them a present and have them wrap it,” says a teen in a hooded sweatshirt. They are bad at rapping, but that is halfway the point. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
This new video sendup of a DJ Khaled hip hop hit takes viewers on a tongue-in-cheek tour of Fridley.
Fridley has a starring role in the latest musical parody video from Luke "Mippey5" Thompson and his homeboys and girls, best known for the "Minnesota Gurls" Katy Perry parody that went viral. "Welcome to My Hood" is a takeoff on a DJ Khaled hiphop track by the same name. (Warning: the original is explicit, while the parody is a mild PG if that.) Opening lyrics to the local version: Welcome to my hood We got an extra-friendly city And if you're from the suburbs, sing it with me Welcome to my hood Established 1849 9 to 5, we're always on our grind The parody, posted last month on YouTube, is full of in-jokes as well as shots of familiar Fridley locales. How many can you catch? List them below in comments. You can keep up with Fridley's …