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
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Fridley-based Mippey5's video hit 162,000 YouTube views and iTunes' top 30 in first week.
Fridley's own Luke "Mippey5" Thompson shows some of the secrets of his success in a behind-the-scenes video about his viral music-video Minnesota Style parody of Gangnam Style. More, including coverage elsewhere:
Monday, September 24, 2012
New video by Fridley's Luke Thompson, of 'Minnesota Girls' fame, has 116,000 views in less than a week.
Fridley YouTube maestro Luke "Mippey5" Thompson has struck again with a popular Minnesota-themed music-video parody. Minnesota Style, a takeoff on the viral Korean Gangnam Style rap video, has had 115,000 views on YouTube in the five days since Thompson posted it Sept. 18, 2012. (The original Gangnam Style YouTube video is not doing too shabby, with 263 million views in two months.) Thompson, known on YouTube as Mippey5, includes a snippet of his 2010 Minnesota Gurls Katy Perry parody song that went viral (2.2 million views and counting) and put Thompson—and Fridley—on the YouTube map. Minnesota Style is mostly shot at landmark spots around downtown Minneapolis but may include a few Fridley locations (such as the playground and bike path …
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?
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 …