What Does George Fox Say (a Quaker parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say”)

What Does George Fox Say (a Quaker parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say”)


subtitles included with the film

100 thoughts on “What Does George Fox Say (a Quaker parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say”)

  1. omg, Linda Jenkins singing during the sleepover, with Will's voice coming out of her mouth, and Jerimiah "sleeping" in the background–so funny!

  2. My dad used to lead music before meeting when I was a kid. It wasn't quite like this video, but I think he would have enjoyed it.

  3. That was really nice.  I've always loved the Quakers and have sat with them many times.  I was active in AFSC in the 60's and 70's and stood with them in peace vigils. They are the only Christian path that makes any sense to me.

  4. I am awaiting approval to be a full fledged Quaker and have been practicing for many years. I guess this appeals to youth. There is so much, however, that cannot be explained.

  5. I went to a Friends school from pre-6thgrade… This is a fabulous video. Though I wouldn't necessarily call myself a Quaker, I still carry aspects of it in my life and I'm more positive for it 🙂 <3

  6. I LOVED this! I attended Silent Meeting for years at Farm & Wilderness Camps in VT and when the hands were shaken at the end… I teared up!  I love Silent Meeting and miss it!

  7. Thanks for subtitling this so I can enjoy it. Friends are one of few Christian religions I have profound respect for.

  8. Two things: first, that was BRILLIANT! Content + comedy is really hard to pull off and you did a great job. Second, at 1:05 are you guys playing Wink? That is a favorite game at UU youth cons and I was wondering if you had something similar?

  9. I think its more cute than funny, and its clear they can have fun with their own history too.  I am not a christian, but I have a lot of respect for the Quakers. 

  10. Wow, I really love this video, I am so interested in religions and spiriuality, I have taken an interest in this practise and intend to pursue the study of it, and this video get's me excited to do so.

  11. WONDERFUL! And what fun you must have had putting it together. I think it nicely describes the Friends I have known. I wish we had some thing as clever to explain Unitarian Universalism. 

  12. Some folks have requested permission to show "What Does George Fox Say", which I hereby happily grant.  If you would like to download it, you can do so easily from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/83549436

  13. I think this is great fun. I'm a Quaker in an 'unprogrammed' type of meeting, which is the one shown here, gathering and sharing in silent communal reflection. There are also Quaker meetings with ministers, but that is not our type. I'm hoping we can all practive the dance moves sometime, maybe after one of our potluck dinners!

  14. I'm kind of in the middle of a spiritual crisis.  The words of Fox in the video have been very comforting and have given me a greater understanding. Thank you.

  15. Wow. Now, Ben, how about doing one on What does Charles Spurgeon Say? It might wake up some of us evangelicals!  http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/

  16. Thanks! This was great. it reconnects me with my roots! (The concept & execution were both brilliant. Congratulations to all involved!)

  17. This is very cute and informative. I do like the tune and how it was adapted. A cleaver medium to introduce some of us to the Quakers, which I admit did not know were still active, much less in my own community. My ancestors were Quakers and came to America through Chester, PA. It is only through a conversation with a Quaker that I came upon this video. I had taken notes and finally followed-up. I didn't even know who George Fox was. God bless us all!

  18. I love this video. The sentiments are right on, but the images form a wonderful counterpoint to the words. There is an ecstatic wonderful side to the love of God which is beyond reason and rationality!

  19. I just saw this parody after completing a remake of a Cake song with fourth graders.  Check out "Kids 'n Cake" on You Tube for a smile.

  20. Approximately the same happened in reality in 1875 when American Quakers dared to start singing songs during their meetings for worship.

  21. I've seen the video a few times now and enjoy it each time. I do like how it's been done. I did learn a few things, about what George Fox did say, even though I knew a lot about Quakerism already. I do like the Quaker philosophy, as I'm a Unitarian and we share a lot of the same ideals.

  22. …so who quakes now? I love this video. Maybe I'll do one about the Plymouth Brethren assembly i grew up in, tee-hee.

  23. If you liked this video, check out the informal sequel "Quaker Off" in which New England Quakers again sing pop music about Quakerism!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t68hQxh9tqw

  24. Abington Meeting played this at the closing of this year's First-Day School today.  I was truly moved–emotionally and physically.  Thank thee!

  25. I'm a Quaker, and I have experienced people singing in unprogrammed Meeting for Worship, but never like this! This was a great video and a credit to the people who made it. Well done!

  26. George Fox swore an oath under the toleration act of 1689, in which he swore to the monarch in England that he would obey them and give allegiance to them.
    So he took the mark of the beast and the moment he bowed down to the monarch of England the persecution stopped.
    George Fox appeared before Parliament in England and James ll released 1500 Quakers from prison, there was no more persecution.
    George Fox died a a year or two later at the age of 66 as a betrayer of Christ and all his people are now under the control of the devil.

  27. This video is really special. I have known Quakers but had no idea what is was. I wish I could have seen and been open to this video twenty years ago. I love it. I can not wait to go to a friends meeting. Thank You for making this funny video.

  28. Honestly this seems like something my meeting of friends would do and I love how silly the Quakers are but we still have a cool faith.

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