New parody video of CFL ref Andre Proulx is perfect

Quality parody is a tough thing to do well but new YouTuber “Andre Proulx” has done an excellent job with a new video mocking CFL official… Andre Proulx.

In a clip posted on Aug. 7, the artist known as Andre uses Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” as the theme for a pitch-perfect takedown of Proulx, one of the league’s most experienced and well-known officials.

A sample of some of the finer lyrical offerings:

“The ladies like my stripes
They are checking out my pipes
But they are not for you (oh no)
Yes they are not for you (yeah, yeah)”

And

“Something I have to say, say, say
There is holding on the play, play, play.”

And

“I am always moving
My ref crew it is grooving
It’s like I got the rulebook,
Right here in my mind.”

The video features just one clip from the actual Proulx, a butchered call he made when announcing an illegal procedure penalty on the defence from a game in 2011. But the song is far from mean-spirited and doesn’t subject Proulx to many of the taunts he faces on social media and, one would suspect, during an actual game.

Well done, Andre, well done.

Drew Edwards is the founder of 3DownNation but has since wandered off. Beard in the photo not exactly as shown.