A parody of Korean pop group Girls Generation’s song “Gee” by SMAP’s Masahiro Nakai, accompanied by Oyaji Dancers, a dance group of elderly men, has become a big hit on YouTube. For the parody, they renamed Girls Generation (Shojo Jidai) to Showa Jidai (Showa generation) -- the era from Dec 25, 1926 to Jan 7, 1989. They also renamed the song from "Gee" to 爺 (Jii) which means old man.
In the video, the guys dance to the same choreography as in the original version and the background uses part of the original version. Their dance moves and their costumes are well prepared, especially Nakai's make-up and wig which make him look like a “jii-san.”
This video is popular not only in Japan but also in other countries too and has been played more than 2 million times so far on YouTube. Responses from other countries include "Good job, Nakai!!" "Japan is great!" etc.
Parodies like this often appear on the Fuji TV program "SMAP×SMAP."© Japan Today