Video Of The Week - The Best 'Let It Go' Parody Ever?

By Meera Dolasia on March 3, 2014

CCSS Grades: 3-8 Word Search

With Frozen's catchy song 'Let it go' winning the Oscar last night, there are bound to be numerous more parodies added to the hundreds of thousands that already exist on YouTube. However, very few will be more fun or relevant (given the recent winter storms) than the one performed on Friday, February 21st, by Bob Herzog on Cincinnati, Ohio's WKRC.

Dubbed 'Just Don't Go', the traffic reporter sung his dramatic parody against a backdrop of cars skidding on ice and himself, trudging and slipping on the snow. With over 1.7 million views and counting, it will be probably go down as the most watched traffic update in history!

This of course is not the first time the veteran reporter has performed a parody for the station's Dance Party Friday segments. His past covers include Lorde's 'Royals' that begins with 'I've never seen a day without a crash' and Elton John's 'Rocket Man' that he transformed to 'Traffic Man'. Who knew watching a traffic report could be so much fun?

Resources: popwatch.ew.com,

Article Comprehension:
  1. What did the Bob Herzog do?
  2. What was he trying to convey in a fun way?
  3. Do you think his message got across?
Critical Thinking Challenge:

Why do people create parodies of their favorite songs?

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  • wolffxp
    wolffxp8/25/2014
    AHAHAHAHA! The other people's reactions at the end made me cry! :'D
    • cheesy
      cheesy8/17/2014
      That was crazy!
      • sunsetbeach
        sunsetbeach7/31/2014
        Wow. Work on your singing, mate! I don't get how it's snow AND traffic... #BobHerzog #TrafficMan'sLife
        • sisihuon
          sisihuon7/28/2014
          crazzy#funny
          • wildchild999
            wildchild9997/26/2014
            oh gosh he has issues
            • sunsetbeach
              sunsetbeach7/31/2014
              Even his co-workers think that! #Issues
            • marcoisboss
              marcoisboss7/14/2014
              Lol
              • smartbrain20
                smartbrain207/3/2014
                i have never liked the news but now i do
                • lexi_cat_33
                  lexi_cat_336/28/2014
                  Lol i love it some times it sound like it go or the minecraft glow stone lo!!!!! :D
                  • Purple46/26/2014
                    It is so funny too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • Purple46/26/2014
                      The video was really cool

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