Auto-Tune the News #9: Nobel. health care. United Nations.

The Gregory Brothers are well known for a series of YouTube videos, Auto-Tune the News, in which recorded voices of politicians, news anchors, and political pundits are digitally manipulated to conform to a melody, making the figures appear to sing.

In the videos, the Gregory Brothers perform alongside TV news clips altered with the Auto-Tune effect. Recurring elements include an intro in which the Gregory Brothers (or their guest artists) heckle the unaltered news clip for being boring, using comments such as "is this the news or a bedtime story?", and a closing in which special recognition is given to the "Best Unintentional Singer" or other ad-hoc awards such as "Best Fictional Bromance" (awarded to Paul Krugman and David Brooks)

On October 15th, 2009, Episode 9 was released, featuring Hugo Chavez, Gordon Brown, and Kieth Olbermann.


HC: Tun tun tun tun tun tun tun tun
Seamos un tilín mejores
Y un poco menos egoístas
Tun tun tun tun tun tun tun tun
Huele esperanza
FR: In this common endeavor
Huele esperanza
GB: All of us work together
HC: Tun tun tun tun tun tun tun tun
BO: We must embrace a new era of engagement
Because the time has come
UN Choir: To smell the hope!
GB: For growth to be sustained
It has to be shared

UN Choir: ohhh, We can smell the hope!
BO: The time has come
UN Choir: To smell a better world!!
FR: A better world to live in for future generations everywhere.

AG: Don't get sick
That's right, don't get sick
If you have insurance, don't get sick
If you don't have insurance, don't get sick
If you're sick, don't get sick
Just don't get sick
That's the Republicans' health care plan
CC: He has a chart
AG: An angry chart
CC: A chart that helps us learn!
AG: ooh ooh ah ah
If you get sick in America, die quickly
That's right--the Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick
AG: I agree!
CC: He agrees!
AG: Angrily!
CC: Cuz he's angry!

KO: Afford to live?
Are we at that point?
Are we so heartless?
How can we not be united against death?
Us: My BFF Gilgamesh knows eternal life's an impossible quest

The resources exist for your father and mine to get the same treatment
Us: Yeah, we're in agreement
But first we gotta lay down some
All: High speed rail
Us: Bail out some
All: Banks
Us: Save your daddy with the leftover change

KO: How can we be so heartless?
Us: We're nihilists!
KO: How can we be so heeeeaaartless?
Us: We're tryna die quick!
KO: What more obvious role could government have
Than the defense of the life of each citizen?

KC: How is the Nobel Peace Prize decided?
BS: Well, uh, that is what people were asking all day today
Bølverk: We mix a secret potion,
And roll the ancient dice,
Then hire a focus group
And have a human sacrifice.
KC: A lot of people are asking today why do you think the committee elected President Obama?
Bølverk: I believe a prize for peace should go to the biggest wuss.
BS: They were giving Obama a prize for not being George Bush.
Choir: They can smell the hope!!
KC: Take a deep breath!
Choir: And hope a smelly world!
KC: A deep breath!
FR: A better world to live in for future generations everywhere