A Scandinavian music/comedy troupe, consisting of Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker.
They have achieved world wide viral fame with their hit single "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" and their ode to the bay state (of the USA) "Massachusetts".
Tropes present in their work:
- Award Bait Song: Parodied in "Someone Like Me", which alternates between a Disney-style romance ballad and a dubstep breakdown.
- Cool but Stupid: Of "The Fox", one of the brothers said, "even though people find it interesting, it's still a stupid fox song, and when people start to get over this, it gets even worse, because it is so stupid."
- Springtime for Hitler: They had done a favour for production team Stargate, and in return asked that Stargate produce "The Fox" to promote the new season of Ylvis' TV talk show I kveld med YLVIS. The song very quickly caught on and ended up being immensely successful on the charts instead of staying the joke Ylvis had originally created.