Hummus, the Middle East's favorite spread, is the dip that keeps on giving, the subject of a deluge of articles, food blogs, YouTube clips and even movies (see "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" for a taste).
It seems that audiences can never get enough of chickpea-centric content, and the latest gem to add to the collection is a clip that parodies Americans' penchant for buying the supermarket, ready-made variety. The clip is set to the tune of Meghan Trainor's sticky pop hit "All About That Bass."
"You said you get your hummus down at the corner shop, You know that dish ain't right, Habibi, you know you gotta make it stop."
Created by and starring Remy, the clip is thick with the Virginia-raised comedian's praise of his fictional mother's prodigious hummus-making abilities, and his own obsessive love of the dip, eating it with everything from morning cereal to dessert pies.
"Because you know I'm all about that paste...," he declares, "It's got an Arab like taste all the right oil in all the right places."
Remy Munasifi, born to a Lebanese mother and Iraqi father, has achieved Internet fame with his viral Arab-themed comedic sketches, with falafel also falling prey to his parodical gifts.
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