Beastie Boys + Librarians =
This is awesome! Hilarious take on a classic Beastie Boys’ tune to raise money for a local library.
The spoof video, created at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School, is going viral after after being shared on the New York Public Library Tumblr page, among many other places. The work is the creation of comedians Mike Ferbrache and Duane Freeman. Freeman is a middle school counselor and Ferbrache is a third grade teacher at Parker. The two run a Vimeo page called the Mike and Duane Show.
"We have been doing this for 10 years as part of a variety show and have a lot of parodies that involve administration, faculty, students, and staff," Freeman told TODAY.com on Tuesday.
It all pays respect to the Spike Jonze-directed video in which the hip-hop trio of Mike D, MCA and Ad Rock portray 1970s-era detectives. In that classic, the Beasties sport fake mustaches and aviator shades as they race after bad guys, jump over the hood of their cop car, and eat donuts — among other police-related pursuits.
The remake features real librarians from the Francis W. Parker School giving chase among the bookshelves.