This story originally appeared at InspireMore.
Do you remember the song, “Sexy and I Know It”? Or are you trying to forget it? Back in 2012, it was all you could hear on most dance radio stations. The music video is… a little disturbing.
But now Chad Morton, father of five, has spoofed it to perfection. It took a dad to take the song from awkward to amazing.
Chad and his wife Angela decided to create the video when brainstorming ideas for their annual family Christmas party. The couple has a reputation for creative and hilarious white elephant gifts, and after the year Chad recorded an entire Christmas CD using funny voices, the pressure was on to come up with a gift even more hilarious.
But remember Chad is a father of five—at the time of his stroke of genius he had a seven-year-old, five-year-old, and triplets that were almost two. Clearly, he was used to improvising.
“One night, my wife and I were sitting on the couch and Angela said, ‘Why don’t we do a music video?'” Chad shared. “We sat there brainstorming for a Christmas song, and we couldn’t think of anything funny, so then we started thinking of other songs, and we thought of ‘Sexy and I Know It.'” The couple knew they’d struck gold.
They bought some updated video production software, and then the entire Morton family got to work. The worked on their creative masterpiece for the whole month of December. The final product, “I’m a Daddy and I Know It,” is by far a funnier (and more family-friendly) version of the original song. It celebrates the “sexiness” of being a dad with five littles.
Chad the dad stars in the video, and his five sidekicks provide general background mayhem. Never has changing diapers been so on point.
“As soon as we brought out the camera, they were super excited and got real goofy,” Chad said about his kids. “We’ve got tons of footage we didn’t use for the video of them being goofy, but we were trying to figure out what scenes would best go with the lyrics.”
The video received rave reviews from all the Morton relatives, and everyone wanted to see it. But the Mortons only made one copy of the video, so they put it on Facebook so family could have easy access. But the video quickly spread beyond the Morton tribe—everyone who’s ever changed a diaper or stepped on a Lego can appreciate this family creation. The video now has over 13 million views on YouTube.
But the family has no plans to capitalize on their internet success—they have enough on their plates. “Our intention was never to go big or to become famous from it, but it’s always fun to hop on and see how many views it’s got,” Chad said.