"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" is a novelty song by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, consisting of brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker. The song was released in 2013 as a single and gained widespread attention for its catchy tune, humorous lyrics, and playful music video.

"The Fox" became an internet sensation shortly after its release due to its quirky concept and catchy chorus. The song's lyrics humorously explore the sounds that various animals make, culminating in the question, "What does the fox say?" The chorus features a playful and nonsensical portrayal of the fox's supposed sound, creating a humorous and lighthearted vibe.

The music video for "The Fox" features the Ylvis brothers dressed in animal costumes and dancing in various whimsical settings. The video's visuals, combined with the catchy melody, contributed to its viral spread on social media platforms.

The song's success led to Ylvis making appearances on television shows and talk shows to discuss the song's unexpected popularity. While "The Fox" is primarily a comedic and satirical piece, its unexpected viral success garnered it mainstream attention.

"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" received mixed reviews from music critics, who recognized its humorous nature but also viewed it as a novelty song. Despite its light-hearted intent, the song's popularity introduced Ylvis to a global audience.

While Ylvis has continued to create comedic content, "The Fox" remains their most well-known song, largely due to its viral impact and widespread recognition as a quirky and memorable internet phenomenon.