Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Wikipedia)   Subby played "Baby Got Back" for his 9 year-old daughter as a joke, and now it's her favorite song of all time. Does this make subby a good or terrible father?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
    More: Survey, Baby Got Back, hip hop song, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Jonathan Coulton, Buttocks, Billboard Hot 100, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, time of its original release  
•       •       •

982 clicks; posted to Main » and Discussion » on 16 Sep 2021 at 1:55 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



161 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-09-16 1:19:33 PM  
Good father. You could have played The Firebird Suie and hated music forever.
 
2021-09-16 1:23:58 PM  
Good now and terrible in 10 years when you object to what she is wearing going out with some friends.

/ daughters are hard, best advice I can give is teach them how to think and stand up for themselves. That way they can handle what life throws at them.

//seems to be working for mine anyway.
 
2021-09-16 1:26:12 PM  
Oh.  mah. gawd.  Daddy, look at her butt....
 
2021-09-16 1:30:09 PM  
When I'm driving my 8 yo daughter, I turn on the radio. We usually end upnon a classic rick station. Generally, AC/DC, Zep, Tom Petty or the Stones are playing on one of the stations at any given time.

The other day, Rush's "Tom Sawyer" came on. I started to turn it. She said "I like this, it has a girl singer."

I was flummoxed by her liking Rush, but amused by her assigning Geddy Lee the feminine gender.

/not a big Rush fan...
 
2021-09-16 1:31:42 PM  

beezeltown: When I'm driving my 8 yo daughter, I turn on the radio. We usually end upnon a classic rick station. Generally, AC/DC, Zep, Tom Petty or the Stones are playing on one of the stations at any given time.

The other day, Rush's "Tom Sawyer" came on. I started to turn it. She said "I like this, it has a girl singer."

I was flummoxed by her liking Rush, but amused by her assigning Geddy Lee the feminine gender.

/not a big Rush fan...


Good lord...
"We usually end upnon a classic rick station."

Careful about those Ricks. Sometimes they let you down, regardless of what they say.
 
2021-09-16 1:39:15 PM  
How else is it going to end up being classical music in Futurama?
 
2021-09-16 1:43:48 PM  
Great father. Teaching her about positive body image against the backdrop of a sick beat & catchy riff. Where's the downside? I'm not seeing one.

Might have to explain who Jane Fonda is, though.
 
2021-09-16 1:45:28 PM  
Show her the music video and talk about racist beauty standards.
 
2021-09-16 2:00:40 PM  
Parent/teacher conferences are going to be a little more colorful, that's for sure...
 
2021-09-16 2:07:15 PM  
Next on the playlist: WAP
 
2021-09-16 2:07:22 PM  
Yes.
 
2021-09-16 2:07:45 PM  

Chariset: Oh.  mah. gawd.  Daddy, look at her butt....


She looks like one of my dad's Girlfriends...
 
2021-09-16 2:08:27 PM  
Did a karaoke thing at home with some friends and neighbors.  Neighbor lady got "Baby Got Back" on her first turn, followed by "I Touch Myself" on her next.

With her kids in the room (they were playing, too.)

She did well, although you could hear the "ohmygodimsuchabadmother" in her voice.

The rest of us had some of the best laughs that evening.
 
2021-09-16 2:08:59 PM  
yes just like the rest of us.
 
2021-09-16 2:09:28 PM  
Play something wholesome, like Nick Minaj.
 
2021-09-16 2:09:33 PM  
Do the Gilbert and Sullivan Version.

Baby Got Back - Gilbert and Sullivan Style
Youtube qkJdEFf_Qg4
 
2021-09-16 2:10:20 PM  
It means Sir Mix a Lot is still hilarious.
 
2021-09-16 2:10:26 PM  
See if she likes In Living Color's parody, "Baby Got Snacks"

Baby Got Snacks
Youtube T0kK_dDioII
 
2021-09-16 2:10:29 PM  
Show her this for interest/balance/fun:

"Sir Mix A Lot and the Seattle Symphony" version of "Baby Got Back"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59e2​0​ijOpE

Then tell your daughter that Sir Mix A Lot, in an interview, said he actually hid this song from his Momma before it blew up, afraid she'd be mad at him. ;)
 
2021-09-16 2:11:16 PM  
I prefer the "Baby Back Ribs" song from the commercial.  You can play it even without a daughter.
 
2021-09-16 2:11:19 PM  
It makes subby...
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-16 2:12:00 PM  
At 2 I'd think funny. At 9 not so much.
 
2021-09-16 2:12:25 PM  
Terrible Father.

"My Posse on Broadway" is better.
 
2021-09-16 2:13:33 PM  
Everyone wants their kids to enjoy classical music.
Futurama - Fry listening to Classical music
Youtube wlfE_IplWAU
 
2021-09-16 2:14:27 PM  
Subby's job is half done.  To be a great father, you now need to provide context and acknowledge the ambiguities of liking a song with problematic lyrics (if you think it's all about body positivity, listen a little closer).
 
2021-09-16 2:14:38 PM  
Hmmm... I've seen this episode of Friends.
 
2021-09-16 2:15:27 PM  
It makes you Ross from Friends.
 
2021-09-16 2:15:51 PM  
My 10 year old son is into thrash metal. That boy is going to run the pit at his first concert.
 
2021-09-16 2:17:29 PM  
Well she's doomed to a future of working the stripper pole, way to go dad.
snopes.comView Full Size
 
2021-09-16 2:17:41 PM  
Not terribly long after "Back to the Future" came out I was fumbling at my apartment door when the next door neighbor kid came out and stared at me.  She was maybe 5.  I said, "What you lookin' at, Butthead?"  This was a HUGE mistake as it became her favorite word for a very long time.  Even her grandmother, who lived completely across town was pissed at me.
 
2021-09-16 2:17:42 PM  
As a former foster dad, I'd say good father. Butts are hilarious and she should learn how human sexuality can be stupid and gross and hilarious and fun, which is about as healthy of a take you can have on it.
 
2021-09-16 2:18:11 PM  
Good father and I cannot lie.
 
2021-09-16 2:18:16 PM  
My sister had my niece singing that when she was younger... like seven maybe. But the little girl preferred singing Bob Marley. So it's all good.
 
2021-09-16 2:19:16 PM  
The release year was 1992. I heard it a lot on the radio was I was 10 years old, it's okay.
 
2021-09-16 2:19:35 PM  
i think you're a father, sometimes we nail it other times we play Baby Got Back for our 9y/o.

i have found that the real danger is the language used while driving.
the kid's in the back and some jerk cuts you off or does something dumb, the words flow like the salmon of Capistrano.

"daddy, we don't say fark."
"daddy, we don't call people stupid."
"daddy, you're not being very nice, you need to apologize."
 
2021-09-16 2:21:02 PM  
(This is how your mom felt about playing The Beatles records for you)
 
2021-09-16 2:21:05 PM  

Di Atribe: Great father. Teaching her about positive body image against the backdrop of a sick beat & catchy riff. Where's the downside? I'm not seeing one.

Might have to explain who Jane Fonda is, though.


There is one line that refers to it as a "healthy" butt. That's positive, right?
 
2021-09-16 2:21:09 PM  
krautrock is where it's at
 
2021-09-16 2:21:12 PM  
My sons favorite song for awhile was no scrubs. Knows every lyric. Lol
 
2021-09-16 2:21:18 PM  

Solty Dog: My 10 year old son is into thrash metal. That boy is going to run the pit at his first concert.


My oldest was at that age also, now he's 18 and has branched out into all genres of music.
 
2021-09-16 2:21:27 PM  

Di Atribe: Great father. Teaching her about positive body image against the backdrop of a sick beat & catchy riff. Where's the downside? I'm not seeing one.

Might have to explain who Jane Fonda is, though.


^listen to the Voice of Reason
 
2021-09-16 2:23:14 PM  
When my niece was about 4 her favorite song was postmodern jukebox's take on All About That Base
 
2021-09-16 2:24:53 PM  
Well, I see Ross Geller has been covered, and Gilbert & Sullivan has been covered, so all I have to add is the holiest parody of all: 
Dan Smith - Baby Got Book (OFFICIAL)
Youtube tTYr3JuueF4
 
2021-09-16 2:25:05 PM  

woodjf: At 2 I'd think funny. At 9 not so much.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-16 2:25:29 PM  
Came for the 'Freinds' reference. Leaving happy.
 
2021-09-16 2:25:49 PM  
Did subby just re-watch Friends and post this for silly Internet points?
 
2021-09-16 2:27:48 PM  
It can take up to an hour of singing to get one of mine to sleep.  I have a wholesome rotation but I got bored and tried Joe Exotic's Here Kitty Kitty. Once. Once was all it took.  Parenting is hard, amazing, terrifying, and humbling.  Are you a terrible father?  I don't know. Balance it with some organic free-range artisanal gluten-free micro greens this week, just to be safe.

/ Bluegrass Gin & Juice cover for fun https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ur1​N3UyT​1lE

// Tiger King https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lC​gz9915​wHw
 
2021-09-16 2:28:31 PM  
My 7 and 9 year old just heard AC/DC's Big Balls the other day and it's their new favorite. Especially the line She's got big balls.

In short, yes we're terrible fathers.
 
2021-09-16 2:28:37 PM  

cyberspacedout: Di Atribe: Great father. Teaching her about positive body image against the backdrop of a sick beat & catchy riff. Where's the downside? I'm not seeing one.

Might have to explain who Jane Fonda is, though.

There is one line that refers to it as a "healthy" butt. That's positive, right?


Come to think of it, subby might also have to explain that Honda manufactures motorcycles. All of its cars have front-mounted engines.
 
2021-09-16 2:29:02 PM  
My daughter was younger than that when the Charlie's Angels movie with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz came out. She had the soundtrack, DVD, and the Barbies and this song was on the soundtrack. You're fine.
 
Displayed 50 of 161 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.