Eight million people watched the video of a woman named Marina quitting her job by dancing all over the Internet. Now a New Hampshire woman felt a brush of fame this week after posting a parody of the popular YouTube video.
“I loved it,” said blogger Brenna Jennings. “I loved what she did and I loved how spunky she was about it and clever and savvy.”
Jennings, who lives with her husband and daughter in Portsmouth, said she was inspired by the video and decided to make her own.
“So, in about an hour, I just danced around my house, getting the best workout I’ve had this week, and I dubbed it into iMovie and I posted it, and that was it. I don’t know what happened after that.
The video is about the troubles of a stay-at-home mother. More than 120,000 YouTube users viewed Jennings dancing in the parody to protest her dual job as a stay-at-home mother who also works from home as a web analyst. Her husband said the instant fame has been a bit crazy, with calls coming in from Good Morning America and other media.
“The feeling is very surreal,” Jennings said.
Jennings said she feels validation from the creator of the original video, who saw the parody.
“And Marina, who did the original video, tweeted me out to people and said, ‘Go watch this version. It’s really good.’ And that was so cool because I was obviously doing it as a parody,” Jennings said.