Puppies Reenact Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’
In a YouTube video that has gone viral this week, two midwestern border collies named Skye and Safir created what critics are calling a “pitch-perfect rendition” of Michael Jackson’s iconic music video for “Thriller.” Their version, which has already racked up 2.1 million views, has been watched slightly less than the nearly 200 million times that the official original version has on YouTube, but is nonetheless impressive.
"We’ve seen a lot of ‘Thriller’ reenactments over the years," said A. V. Club writer Sean Moorhouse. “From the annual Halloween parade in Lexington, KY, to flash mobs in New York City, to prisoners in the Philippines. But this one takes the cake for me.”
According a source close to the dogs, the pair worked on their moves for weeks.
"You think a dog can just roll up one day and shoot a nearly flawless tribute to the greatest music video of all time? Hardly," said the source, who wished to remain anonymous. "Those two practiced every day for months. They rented this barn a few miles from their house so they could have privacy and they really got into it."
The pups listened to the song and run through the moves up to 60 times each day, and would spend hours dissecting the film and watching the “Making of” video.
Next, the talented duo plans to tackle 1994’s iconic Spike Jonze video, Sabotage by the Beastie Boys.