July 29, 2017
Todd plays "Laffy Taffy" on the piano
D4L - LAFFY TAFFY
A one-hit wonder retrospective
Todd: (sounding bored) Welcome to One-Hit Wonderland, where we something, something, something... something... Look, I'll be honest with you, I'm just gonna phone this one in.
(Intro to the video)
D4L: That laffy taffy
Todd (VO): Look, I got some vacation time coming up...
Todd: ...I made plans, and, you know, I was thinking maybe I can head out early, spend the next couple weeks in Myrtle Beach, so I'm just gonna shit out an episode and clock out.
D4L: Girl, shake that laffy taffy, that laffy taffy, shake that laffy taffy
Todd (VO): So...yeah, right, yeah, so if you're wondering how this particular blast from the past wound up on the schedule...
Todd: ...well, here was the decision making process. I asked myself, "What song would require the least effort from me?"
Todd (VO): What song do you not need to think about or research or analyze in any way?
D4L: C'mon trick, c'mon trick, Here go Mr. Chocolate
Todd (VO): And, yeah, that's how we got here. Laffy Taffy by D4L. By any standards, one of the dumbest #1 hit singles of the 2000's.
Todd: Or...any decade, really.
Todd (VO): And yeah, you heard me, it was a #1 hit in 2006, which...
Todd: ...I don't wanna say it was a bad year, but I remember a lot of crap like this.
(Clip of Dem Franchize Boyz - Lean wit it, Rock wit it)
Dem Franchize Boyz: Lean wit it (Rock wit it) Lean wit it (Rock wit it)
Todd (VO): Club bangers that, as far as I'm concerned, you couldn't really dance to it, made by people who had one or at most two hits and then jumped off the face of the earth. I can seriously run this show for years just based on shitty forgettable rap songs that got big in 2006.
Todd: But most of those club bangers were, you know, bangers.
Todd (VO): Laffy Taffy's basic claim to fame was basically the single slowest, hokiest, gentlest beat this side of a musical crib mobile.
D4L: (Candy girl) That laffy taffy, that laffy taffy
Todd (VO): And onto this lazy-ass beat, they, uh...they rapped a strip club song. About strippers that make you think about taffy. I don't even know.
Todd: So yeah, let's, uh, let's get this over with. I mean, I'm already packed. Girl, shake that laffy taffy, that laffy taffy...
Todd (VO): ...even if I weren't trying to get to the beach...
Todd: ...I probably woulnd't be spending a lot of time on this song. Good Christ.
D4L: Let me see that laffy taffy, nah nah nah, girl...
Before the hit