Drop everything and watch this: Brody Criz just created the bar mitzvah video invitation to end all bar mitzvah video invitations. The clip, posted to YouTube on Feb. 26, has more than 901,000 views (and counting) in the last week alone — and it's getting more and more viral by the second.
In the nearly four-minute video, appropriately titled "Mitzvah Fantasy," Criz parodies five mega pop songs, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy," John Legend's "All of Me," Lorde's "Royals," Frozen's "Let It Go," and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."
With the exception of "Let It Go," each has been tweaked to relate to Judaism or Criz's life. ("I don't really have any mitzvah jokes here," he says of Frozen's Oscar-nominated tune. "I just always wanted to try that.")
Sample alternate lyrics for the four other songs include: "Cause all of me would love all of you / To come attend my mitzvah party / My mom will probably cry and get all snotty" and"Let me be your ruler / Call me King Brody / And baby, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule / That's my mitzvah fantasy."
Criz and his family went all out for the now-viral clip, hiring Xpress Video Productions in their native Illinois to help produce the insane mashup. Each segment mirrors the original music video for the song, with Criz dancing, singing, and even donning costumes to get into character. Or, in the case of "Blurred Lines," appearing to not don anything. (A behind-the-scenes clip shows that he actually has on a swimsuit for that section.)
"I love to make people laugh," he told Today.com of the concept for the invitation. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I love to see when people have smiles on their faces, so I wanted to go above and beyond with my bar mitzvah invitation."
Mission accomplished! Watch the video above.
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