The Johny Johny Yes Papa nursery rhyme has turned up several times over the years. Of the many channels to include it in their videos, LooLoo Kids’ animated video runs away with both viewership and dislikes. It tells the story of a devious baby and his obsession with devouring sugar cubes. To the surprise of no one, the baby’s father is less than ecstatic about this development.
The song follows a straight forward ask and answer format as the father (or ‘papa’) interrogates his sweet toothed infant. It is set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. As the video progresses, the baby continues to spike his insulin levels with more and more sugar cubes, his father being mystically scammed every single time. Simple and short, the video has proven to be a smash hit with its target market if more than 3 billion views is anything to go by.
The video has also inspired near endless memes, parodies and rip-offs (the amount of animated tunes centred on kids lying to their folks about something is plain ridiculous at this point) in the 4 years since its initial release.