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What Does the Spleen Do? ft. Harvard Medical School

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Published on Dec 8, 2013

A Parody of "The Fox" by Ylvis. This video was created for the 107th Annual Second Year Show by the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HMS/HSDM) class of 2016.

**ARE YOU A K-12 STUDENT OR TEACHER? Join the HMS/HSDM Organ Challenge and make your own educational music video about an organ of your choice!! Learn more here: http://hmsorganchallenge.blogspot.com/ **

Written by Will Lewis, Lydia Flier, Eddie Grom, and Ariana Metchik-Gaddis
Directed by Eddie Grom, Lydia Flier, and Ben Rome

Sound Production by Will Lewis
Filmed and Edited by Ben Rome

Choreography by Richard Ngo
Costumes by Lenka Ilcisin & Emily Simons

Singer 1: Will Lewis
Singer 2: Dan Brein
Surgeon: Ben Brush
Spleen: Richard Ngo
Patient: Molly Siegel
Students: Eddie Grom & Ariana Metchik-Gaddis

Dancers: Madelyn Ho, Jean Junior, Erica Kiemele, Snowy Liu, Alex Power-Hays, Kai Qiu, Margaret Soroka, Susan Wang, Leah Wibecan

Watch our first music video, "The Gunner Song": http://youtu.be/Mrlnh3vebSc

Lyrics:
Lungs go whoosh
Help you breathe
Kidneys filter, make your pee
Gut digests
All your food
And turns it into poo
The heart fills up
With lots of blood
Pumps it out like lub dub dub
But there's one thing
That no one knows...
What Does the Spleen Do?

Ring-ding­-ding­-ding-­dingeringeding!
Gering­-ding-­ding­-ding­-dingeringeding­!
Gering-­ding-­Secret Male Uterus!
What the spleen do?
Wa­-pa­-pa­-pa-­pa-­pa-­pow!
Wa-­pa-­pa-­pa-pa-­pa-­pow!
Wa­-pa-pa-pa-Magic Powers!
What the spleen do?
Hatee-­hatee-­hatee-­ho!
Possibly a backup tongue!
Hatee-­hatee-­hatee-­ho!
What the spleen do?
Joff­-tchoff-­tchoffo-­tchoffo­-tchoff!
Tchoff­-tchoff-­tchoffo-­tchoffo­-tchoff­!
Joff­-tchoff-­tchoff-Vestigial Fin!
What does the spleen do?

Big blue veins
Lymphy nodes
Lots of blood
in lots of  holes
Kind of shaped like Brazil
And your texture's such a thrill
Your pulp is red
So beautiful
Like a kidney in disguise
If you can live
without your spleen
Can your spleen live without you-­ou-ou-­ou-­ou?
You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?
You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?
How could your spleen live without you-ou-ou-ou-­ou?
You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?
You-­ou-­ou-­ou-­ou?
What does the spleen do?

Jacha-­chacha­-chacha­-chow!
Chacha-­chacha-­chacha-­chow!
Storage for your extra teeth!
What the spleen do?
Fraka-­kaka-­kaka-­kaka-­kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-Making Babies!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-Babies Babies!
What the spleen do?
A-­hee-­ahee ha­hee!
A-­hee-­ahee ha­hee!
A-­hee-­ahee ha-Third eye!
What the spleen do?
A­-oo-­oo-­oo-­ooo!
A­-oo-­oo-­oo-­ooo!
What the spleen do?

The secret of the Spleen
Ancient mystery
Somewhere behind the stomach
I know you're hiding
What is your role?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you do?
You're my guardian organ
Hiding in the peritoneum
What do you do?
Will we ever know?
I want to...
I want to...
I want to know!

Maybe it filters the blood?
Nah, man, that's crazy
Yeah

DISCLAIMER: This video does not represent the values, opinions, or morals of Harvard University and affiliated students, staff, faculty, hospitals etc.

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