I'd agree and say that the long way is better, not only because that was what I was taught (from Norway). They say it all in this video - the naming in the short system is hideous.
That being said, I'd gladly follow if the rest of the world suddenly wanted to use the short system. As long as the same system is being used in the whole world, wel'll understand each other.
I'm from Norway, and I can tell you that Buckley got it right this time too. I don't usually watch the Ylvis show, but I've heard about it from commercials. I didn't hear about the song before the internet was flooded with it.
My impression of the show is that it tries to be funny without always succeeding, though I get in a good mood from it. It's a talkshow mixed with comedy, a type that's been getting a lot of attention in here lately. Some jokes, skits etc. with guests throughout the show.