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Hanson, Hanson and Hanson, can you stop?

It’s imperative that you know Hanson is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal hit “MMMBop,” and so they’ve been making the most of it. Most recently, the boys-turned-men compared Justin Bieber’s music to chlamydia during an interview. In a subsequent interview on Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show, Hanson was forced to correct their Bieber statement. But their new statement makes even less sense. “We were making koala jokes, and of course there’s a chlamydia koala joke,” said Taylor. (Of course there is.) “And it was just a bad punchline.” Zac added, “I was disappointed that nobody noticed the pun of ‘venEAReal disease.” Get it?

Besides trashing Bieber, who may be a bit of a dick but makes beautiful music, Hanson also continued to rave about the intricacies of “MMMBop,” the most important song of our time. Previously, Hanson went into unnecessary depth about how artists get the syncopation of “MMMBop” wrong in covers. The other thing people get wrong are the lyrics.

“Too many people put a ‘wop’ in there,” Zac explained to the radio hosts. (I’m pretty sure I hear a “wop,” but okay.) “What happens is people go to sing that song and they start making it up as if it’s nonsense. But it’s actually a repetitive part, it came from doo-wop songs. So it’s a background part.” Further, “‘MMMBop’ represents a frame of time. ‘In an MMMBop they’re gone,’ it says in the lyrics of the song. The whole song’s about the fact that almost everything in your life will come and go very quickly. You’ve got to figure out what matters and grab onto those things.”


“In an MMMBop they’re gone.”

“In an MMMBop they’re gone.”

“In an MMMBop they’re gone.”

Wish the same could be said of Hanson. Suffice to say, we know everything there is to know about “MMMBop” and can move on with our lives.