In case you hadn’t heard yet, Kris has a new viral smash of a song called “Big Bowl, Thick Noodle.” Unlike some other chart toppers, this one is self-deprecating, as it takes a moment in a noodle shop that Kris was mocked for by netizens and turns it around entirely.
The noodle shop freestyle, part of a variety show episode that aired in 2017, quickly drew attention for its confounding, literal lyrics: “Look at the noodle, it’s long and thick — just like the bowl, which is big and round.” A deluge of snarky memes poking fun at Wu soon followed. This year, however, Wu opted to get in on the joke himself. “I never believed the bowl could make you happy, but that was my intention, so maybe it’s God’s will,” read the superimposed lyrics in the recent video, which features a disembodied mouth singing to cute, anthropomorphized ingredients standing in a bowl of noodles. Near the end of the video, even Wu — depicted as a legendary Chinese swordsman — finds himself inside the bowl among the beatific veggies, his hands in the air like he just don’t care.
It is quite something.
So that’s the background to setup what seems like a sentence that would’ve only been possible in a fever dream just a few years ago, as Luhan, Tao, and Victoria all got in on the viral action and danced to the hit song by Kris.
Unsurprisingly, I’m always a fan of this meta shit.