Yandy.com has seen a 227 percent increase over last year in sales of its exclusive Sexy Fox costume for women — into the hundreds at $245 each.
The fox, it appears, was enjoying a boost before the shaggy-haired Norwegians put together their disco-like gyrations to promote their late-night show, mockingly lamenting: "Fish goes blub and the seal goes ow, ow, ow. But there's one sound that no one knows. What does the fox say?"
The last thing the Ylvisakers expected was to become godfathers of the fox, a word — by the way — that translates to "rev" in Norwegian and is slang for joint, of the smoking variety.
"There have been speculations that we were under the influence at the time we wrote the song, but I'm sorry that's not the case," Bard, 32, deadpanned in a telephone interview from Oslo. "It would have sounded much more rock 'n' roll. It's not that common over here. We're way more into alcohol than you guys. You do a lot of smoking. We don't."
How do the brothers feel about the fleet-footed animal, anyway? Is it a favorite?