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VIDEO: Ylvis's 5-word Webby speech shines

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VIDEO: Ylvis's 5-word Webby speech shines
The Ylvisåker brothers at the Webby Awards. Photo: YouTube Screen Grab

Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis caused titters at the Webby 'Internet Oscars' on Tuesday night by accepting their award with particularly inventive version of the award's traditional five-word speech.

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The build-up to their award took a full three minutes, with cult comedian Reggie Watts calling up Stephen Malkmus, the lead singer of Pavement, the legendary US band, to present the duo their Webby award for Best Viral Video. 
 
Their YouTube sensation The Fox reached number six on the US's Billboard charts and has now been seen 412 million times on YouTube, putting it in the Top 30 videos in YouTube history. 
 
After Watts' mocked the duo for the frivolousness of their video, Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker bounced up on stage to collect the award. 
 
Once the cheers had died down, Bård Ylvisåker leaned into the microphone and made his speech (scroll forward to the last ten seconds to see the appearance).  

 
"We came for free food," he said slowly, as his elder brother Vegard waved the Webby with a big grin.  The two then bounced back off the stage and back to their table.  Their entire appearance took just ten seconds. 
 
According to the The Webby Awards' website, their "famous  '5-Word Speech'" keeps the celebrations "vibrant and exciting". 
 
Other notable speeches included,  "Lobsters pee from their faces," from People's Voice, "All the thanks that fit!" from the New York Times, and more soberly "Migrant workers are not slaves," from the Guardian newspaper.
 
And here, once again, is The Fox, in all its whimsical, Stargate-produced glory.
 

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