The 8 Times Rebecca Black’s New ‘Saturday’ Video References ‘Friday’
It’s here … the moment the Internet has been waiting for: Rebecca Black‘s sequel to her 2011 viral hit, “Friday.” (Ok, maybe not.)
On Saturday, the teen singer released a new video for her song — wait for it — “Saturday.” Much like its predecessor, “Saturday” is about “partying, partying” and having “fun, fun, fun, fun,” with her friends, just a day later. Already, “Saturday” has nearly 10 million views on YouTube in its first two days of release.
But of course, Rebecca hasn’t forgotten the song that launched her career and her new video for “Saturday” makes several subtle references to the “Friday” video. Here are the 8 we found:
Snapshots from “Friday” video
“Saturday” opens with photos of some of the iconic moments from Rebecca’s viral video, which to date has 61 million views on YouTube.
That pink alarm clock
In “Saturday,” Rebecca doesn’t wake up until 1:59 p.m., unlike in “Friday,” when she had to rise bright and early at 7:00 a.m. for school.
“Fun, fun, fun, fun”
In “Friday,” Rebecca famously repeated “fun, fun, fun, fun” … and in “Saturday,” an unsuspecting partier has that phrase written on his face after he passes out.
“Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal”
Another random lyric from Rebecca’s debut song — “Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal” — is referenced in “Saturday” … written on a bowl as she eats cereal. Nudge, nudge, get it?
“Kickin’ in the front seat / Sittin’ in the back seat”
We all remember the dilemma that Rebecca faced in “Friday”: Should she get in the back seat or the front seat? Well, just like in the original video, she had that same problem. But this time, she gets in the front and the back … talk about evolving!
Who can forget the line from “Friday,” “We-we-we so excited / We so excited”? Rebecca honors the lyric during a day at the beach in “Saturday” when she wrote it in the sand … minus the “we.”
Figuring out the days of the week
In “Friday,” Rebecca explained to us all: “Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday / Today i-is Friday, Friday.” In her Saturday video, we see two party-goers writing out the days of the week on a chalkboard and trying to decipher their correct order.
The rap breakdown
The man who is responsible for “Friday,” Patrice Wilson, performed a rap breakdown in the original hit (that’s him below driving the car), but he and Rebecca ended their partnership on a low note when the two battled over the rights to the song. And Rebecca references their troubles in “Saturday” … when a guy reciting Patrice’s lyrics is removed from the party by a police officer. Ouch!
And if you want to relive the magic that was “Friday,” watch it again: