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Breaking down the 'demon sheep' parody videos

February 5, 2010 | 11:06 am

U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina's now-famous "demon sheep" video slamming Republican rival Tom Campbell has been viewed more than 400,000 times online. And now, as typically happens with viral Web videos, the parodies have begun.

Most of the parodies we found involve setting the visuals of the ad to new music. There's a Pink Floyd version (think Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz). There's the Danger: High Voltage Remix, featuring the underground dance hit from Detroit rockers Electric Six. And then, our personal favorite, the 2001: A Space Odyssey/Yakety Sax remix.

Of course, no YouTube viral video would be complete without the Adolph Hitler subtitle spoof. (For those unfamiliar with the dozens of Hitler spoof videos on YouTube, they're funnier than they sound. Promise.)

Even Senate candidate Chuck DeVore got into the act, with a new website proclaiming his campaign a "demon sheep-free zone."

If you haven't read it all ready, don't miss Mark Barabak's interview with Fred Davis, the man behind the original demon sheep video.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento