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Ballad of Regret | Help Protect Against The Flu

November 20, 2019

♪ One month ago today ♪ ♪ Our doctor, he said, hey ♪ ♪ Would you like a flu vaccine ♪ ♪ My family said, okay ♪ ♪ Because I am a bro ♪ ♪ I just told him, no ♪ ♪ I said I’m super
healthy, I don’t need it ♪ ♪ I gotta go ♪ ♪ I’m learning now that I
may have been mistaken ♪ ♪ All of a sudden my
muscles started aching ♪ ♪ And I started coughing ♪ ♪ And I also started shaking ♪ ♪ My wife, she was annoyed ♪ ♪ And she accused me of faking ♪ ♪ Now I know it’s the flu
I thought I couldn’t get ♪ ♪ Yeah, this is my ballad of regret ♪ ♪ Come on ♪ ♪ Because I said I didn’t
need the dang vaccine ♪ ♪ I’m in the guest room
under total quarantine ♪ ♪ I tried over the counter meds ♪ ♪ They’re not helping yet ♪ ♪ Yeah, this is my ballad of regret ♪ ♪ Also when I am sick ♪ ♪ I’m melodramatic ♪ ♪ I act like a total wimp ♪ ♪ I lay it on real thick ♪ ♪ Yeah, I tell my lady ♪ ♪ I’m fearing for my safety ♪ ♪ And she has to do everything ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m a whining baby ♪ ♪ She does the carpool ♪ ♪ And she works and she cleans ♪ ♪ And fixes the toilet ♪ ♪ I ask her to bring
me soup and magazines ♪ ♪ She’s going nuts ♪ ♪ And now I’m imagining
these random scenes ♪ ♪ Just ’cause I’m a bro ♪ ♪ And I did not get the vaccine, yeah ♪ ♪ Bedsheets are so gross ♪ ♪ They’re all covered with sweat ♪ ♪ Yeah, this is my ballad of regret ♪ ♪ Come on, acapella time ♪ ♪ Because I said I didn’t
need the dang vaccine ♪ ♪ I’m in the guest room
under total quarantine ♪ ♪ I tried over the counter meds ♪ ♪ They’re not helping yet ♪ ♪ Yeah, this is my ballad of regret ♪ – Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. I’m not gonna say I told
you so, but I told you so. Next year you’re getting a flu vaccine. Rest up.


  • Reply ae4xo September 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

    NOT FIRST. I'd rather have the flu than a needle. And I dont want the government tracking me with the little tracker in the vaccine

  • Reply JustJanet September 20, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I get it every single year! Even if you still get the flu it isn’t as severe! Get it peeps!

  • Reply Vanessa Rose Arts and Piano September 20, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Love the dancing!
    The flu truly is the worst!

  • Reply Addy Carraher September 20, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Hi I love your channel this is funny??

  • Reply Sydney Stephens September 20, 2019 at 11:18 am

    I love y’all so much thanks for being such an inspiration to me ❤️❤️

  • Reply Chloe Robinson September 20, 2019 at 11:22 am


  • Reply teambeining September 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

    THANK YOU. Correct symptoms, distinguishing from other diseases that are commonly mistaken for the flu. Shared multiple times over.

  • Reply teambeining September 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

    GET YOUR FLU SHOT. It’s supposed to hit early this year, and be worse than normal. Protect yourself and your family.

  • Reply Amanda B September 20, 2019 at 11:31 am

    ….how kim feels…been there….

  • Reply Cheri Sparkle September 20, 2019 at 11:31 am

    My hubby is stubborn too! Thankfully the Army makes him get his flu shot.

  • Reply Colleen Malcolm September 20, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Love the song and the video…and the dancers.

  • Reply Clark Kent September 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Kudos Holderhouse.Flu is nothing to take lightly.It's a killer.You are doing America a public service solid you Superfamily Superheros in your invisible suburban mild mannered capes of influenzic intervention and annhilation.Now get your platoon down to Publix Supermarket pronto Colonel Pdawg for a flu shot and a free Thanksgiving turkey !!! Move it !!! Hut to Hut to !!! There's a war going on out there Colonel !!!

  • Reply Christina Brewer September 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I’m a little sad by this, I love your channel and feel your pushing the flu shot. I feel people need to educate themselves before making a choice and it is a choice.

  • Reply My2cents Jax September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm


  • Reply Michelle Dewitt September 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Lol I Absolutely LOVE it haha
    Love the A-cappella ????????? Hello from Small Town Sparta Michigan

  • Reply Madeline Lofrano September 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    One of the best songs you have ever made!

  • Reply Lisa Evans September 20, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Great video. I never get a flu shot….

  • Reply Peggy Harris September 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Got mine early! I thought I’d die the last time I had the flu. Never again.

  • Reply Boobpachad Kanta September 20, 2019 at 12:25 pm


  • Reply Pat September 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    amazing ! this may top butt out 1 arm hug for dad.

  • Reply dsolomon September 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Even if you don’t feel you personally need it, get it for those in your life and community who are more susceptible to the flu’s effects. The more people that get it, the less it’s able to spread. Every year thousands of babies, elderly, and immuno-compromised people die from the flu.
    The second biggest weapon to stop the spread of the flu is to wash your hands with soap and water.

  • Reply Dakotah Hurst September 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Omgosh you guys are too funny. I got the flu about 10 years ago when I was in high school because my Dad came home with it first. I went to the dr & got my hundred dollar Tamiflu from two towns over and it still took a week for me to feel better! The flu is no joke. I also remember having to sleep in a recliner because if I laid down all the way, I felt like I was drowning in my own lungs. So awful!

  • Reply Shelly Ray September 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    You both never disappoint me… Looks like you had fun making this one!!! ?

  • Reply Aaron Williams September 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    This was a fun video. I never get the flu shot either, and I've never had the flu. It's working fine for me, Bro. Did you know that the flu and flu shot both affect psychology of their victims? Making them more prone to social contact than they normally would be (or so say some studies I heard about) interesting.

  • Reply Carol Madera September 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    This was terrific! ??

  • Reply BreckGirl04 September 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    My sister-in-law bribes my brother with ice cream if he gets his flu vaccine. One year without the flu shot and this tradition started.

  • Reply rgrill5227 September 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Man flu is real. I personal don’t get it, but know people that do.

    Always get a flu shot. Any help is better than none.

  • Reply Didacticus September 20, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    sounds like the entire family got injected with the flu. and you were the only one who didn't – so you got triple infection from the family. it incubated and came in super strong. I still blame the flu shot. as far as being melodramatic – I am thinking you don't need an excuse. the flu isn't to blame for that either…. just saying. all love.You guys keep up the great videos, and amazing parody songs. this was a good one.

  • Reply Brandi Smith September 20, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I haven't had the flu shot in 20 years .

  • Reply Pamela Pilling September 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Love it! I get one every year. I am healthy as a horse too. I didn't one year and got it. I was miserable. Never again.

  • Reply Dolphiniz September 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Why is this on your vlog channel?

  • Reply Dessa Hutchison September 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    My family will never ever get this vaccine.

  • Reply Sparkleanddance September 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Why does this sound odly like In My Blood? ??

  • Reply Sloane Hinchey September 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    i get the flu even with the flu shot 🙁

  • Reply Jeniece Collazo September 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This was hilarious lol every time I get the flu vaccine I still get sick last time I got it I was hospitalized. I haven't gotten the flu shot yet this year.

  • Reply Angela Best September 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Don't get the flu shot, the flu changes all the time. They can't keep up with the change to even have the flu shot help.

  • Reply Elizabeth Hoyle September 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I've gradually won over the family to flu shots, except for my daughter, who hates needles (and yet has an arm full of tattoos). I just tell them that they're on their own if they get the flu.

  • Reply Michele Pillay September 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    ?. Awesome stuff guys, love it!!! Love your fam❤️

  • Reply j lew September 20, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    FANTASTIC Video!!

  • Reply Kit & Caboodles September 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Two friends of mine passed away from the flu in 2018. There were early 40's and otherwise healthy. I get that flu shot as soon as possible. Neither of them got the vaccine and then got the flu and died within weeks of getting the flu. It was shocking. RIP Rachel and Demetrio. 🙁

  • Reply Kayla Castleton September 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Flu shots are poison …. If you had a strong immune system it wouldn't be an issue

  • Reply Kim Napoleone September 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    So true!

  • Reply Lillian Peterson September 20, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    The flu shot can actually compromise your health in the future, because when you older and you accidentally get the flu or don't get your flu shot, your body wont know how to fight the sickness and it would actually be worse than if you hadn't gotten the vaccine. I'm not anti vaccines or anything the only shot I don't get is the flu shot and I get the flu just as much as anyone else does. It also not as bad as most bc my body has been fighting it since I was a toddler

  • Reply Ashes Lauren September 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Your family gave it to you. They sheeded their vaccine on ya. Lol

  • Reply Mary Lou September 20, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    I am loving the back up dancers!

  • Reply Alea Harms September 21, 2019 at 12:08 am

    They gave you the flu virus that the doctor injected into them ???

  • Reply fitfarmingmomma September 21, 2019 at 1:11 am

    No flu shots for our family!

  • Reply geekpim September 21, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Lola is OFFICIALLY taller than Kim! Also – still a cute video, but prefer "Bro dancers" to "Pro dancers".

  • Reply Cathyreal_ LaiQue September 21, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Man I loved you too! Why did you have to ruin it! How much are you being paid by the vaccine companies? Do some research! This is a horrible message to share!! I know you will be losing a lot of fans! ???

  • Reply Natural Lilly September 21, 2019 at 3:47 am

    I love you guys but still ain't getting the flu shot this year. Last year too many people I know still got mega sick after getting the vax. ?

  • Reply CreativeKids3DTV September 21, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Get ready to laugh! Please check out our newest upload ❤️

  • Reply CreativeKids3DTV September 21, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Why would someone give a thumbs down? This family is hilarious and completely awesome! #HatersGonnaHate

  • Reply Wendy H September 21, 2019 at 6:47 am

    ???Sent this to my hubby…

    …he wasn’t NEAR as amused as I was ?

  • Reply tweetthang96 September 21, 2019 at 9:46 am

    I love this video!! Hilarious and so accurate. I haven’t gotten a flu shot in years not because I don’t want to but because I can’t ever manage to fit in going to my doctor or a clinic during flu season which frustrates me immensely.

    Also, I see a tooooon of folks in the comments who clearly do not know how vaccines work!! You can’t get the flu from the vaccine; you will not get the flu from people you know “shedding” the virus after they get the vaccine; getting the vaccine every year does not “weaken your ability to fight the flu” by making you unused to as a vaccine literally introduces the virus to your system so your body knows what it is and will fight it before it infects you!! If you have the flu really badly, chances are you just caught a really really bad strain that the annual shot was not accounting for, because the shot can really only account for 3 or so strains that the medical community thinks will be most likely to spread that year. Hence needing a separate vaccine during the Swine Flu outbreak on top of the standard one. There are literally millions of strains of flu, ranging in severity and some, like Swine Flu and Spanish Flu (of the 1919 epidemic), are the same strain but with different levels of effect.

  • Reply Katie Woodruff September 21, 2019 at 11:53 am

    My family hasn’t gotten the flu shot in 10 years. Only got the flu twice. Elderberry works wonders to prevent sickness and help you get over sickness faster!

  • Reply Amber Wheeler September 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Omg I love this.

  • Reply Anna Marie DiBona September 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    This is My dad EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.

  • Reply Jeanette Lymburner September 21, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Love the song but this is an issue I'm ALWAYS torn about. To-get-the-flu-shot-or-not? Years ago my mom had a really bad reaction to a flu shot. Hubby is adamantly opposed to them but he got REALLY sick last year with what I believe was the flu (classic symptoms) and I'm a public school teacher so I come in contact with ALL KINDS of buggies! What to do, what to do?

  • Reply Analise Mutchler September 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I have never got any vaccines in my life and I’m proud! I’m healthy, beautiful, and HAPPY! I also know all the risks of vaccines

  • Reply cantenjr24 September 21, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    oh no, big pharma got you 🙁

  • Reply Wendy Wills September 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Our family has watched your videos for years, THIS is my first time EVER commenting. Please educate yourselves.

    FYI, if your child was given the Flu Mist vaccine, which is a LIVE vaccine and DOES shed/spread to others for 28 days (per the vaccine manufacture's vaccine insert for the Flu Mist), then he could have gotten the flu from them shedding the live flu virus. The flu vaccines that are injected still do have trace amounts of mercury and other toxic ingredients. After my son was injured by vaccines TWICE, and I've spent the last 12 years reading about vaccines, pro and against…you couldn't pay me enough to inject my children again. I've never had the flu shot, I've had the flu ONCE, back in 1998. IF you read the vaccine INSERT, not the informational sheet they give you, you will have a different view.

  • Reply Wendy Wills September 21, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    He got the flu because your children received the flu mist vaccine. FACEPALM

    If you read the insert, or call the doctor who administered the flu mist vaccine, they will tell you it sheds/spreads to others for 28 days.

    Call the doctor to confirm.

    Yet you've been paid to spread misinformation by the flu mist vaccine company. FACEPALM

    READ THE INSERT & call your own doctor to confirm what I'm saying.

    And you were paid to put this propaganda out.

    Shame, SHAME, on you.

  • Reply Erin King September 22, 2019 at 12:06 am

    My family of 7 have never gotten flu shots and we’ve never gotten the flu. Please stick to your usual awesome material and not promoting pharmaceutical products. Ugh.

  • Reply westandeast1024 September 22, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Ugh. I used to think the Holdeness family was funny but I just lost my taste for them now that they're endorsing the flu vaccine. How lame. I had exactly one flu shot in my life, in the late 1970s. that was in the days when they would pull a vaccine off the market if it was causing bad reactions. The vaccine was causing Guillain Barre syndrome and was pulled off the market. I've never had a flu vaccine since and I have never had flu. I stay healthy with good nutrition, vit C, vit D, homeopathy, immune supporting mushrooms, minerals, getting enough sleep, and other natural, non-pharmaceutical means.

  • Reply Matt Smith September 22, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Finally someone on the internet who believes in vaccines. Cue all the butt hurt antivaxxers!!

  • Reply Crazy Hippie September 22, 2019 at 4:05 am

    This is disappointing. I have liked everything you guys have done except for this. The vaccine has side effects. You have been bought… so sad.

  • Reply Beryl Belasco September 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    How much they paid you???

  • Reply P C September 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Well I used to be a fan but will never watch another one of your videos again. You have been bought and paid for. #wedid

  • Reply Christen Ackles September 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Oh come on Holderness family…… seriously? Bought out with your paid promotion by big Pharma eh? I'm so disappointed that you guys fell in to the propaganda trap.

  • Reply Betty Marler September 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    To everyone who has decided to bash this family for this video…GET OVER IT! First of all, they do this to earn a living and second, if they want to promote vaccines then let them. I get a flu shot every year. That's my choice but I don't berate those who choose not to. Loved the video.

  • Reply amanda durham September 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    ? This year the vaccine is estimated to be 47% effective, before the season hits, before the potential new strains come on that they didn't expect ???Imma just leave this here ….

  • Reply amanda durham September 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Cute video though

  • Reply SweetMadness September 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    No one is saying you guys have to get one just because they chose to do an ad with a funny song doesn’t mean hey you have to go get one because you’re a fan. You don’t have to like everything someone does.

  • Reply Tom Hanks September 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    All of their parody music videos are just for fun. CALM DOWN.

  • Reply Young Ghetto Avenger September 23, 2019 at 2:58 am

    (Dont mind the name, my sons account)

    But come on seriously? How much did they pay ya to do this? #VaccinesHarmBro

  • Reply Young Ghetto Avenger September 23, 2019 at 3:01 am

    And seriously it says paid promotion when you go to this video, so seriously how much?

  • Reply Laura Bean September 23, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Time to unsubscribe. Why do they all sell out in the long run? ?. What a joke. Hope the money is worth selling your soul to pharma. Shame 🙁

  • Reply Steven Zuniga September 23, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Wow…so disappointed. We love your videos but you just lost our family with this one. Unsubscribing…

  • Reply Katie September 23, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I get the flu shot for my family and friends that can't due to illnesses or medical reasons. Help protect the immunosuppressed!!!

  • Reply krisCT612 September 23, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Having read many comments here, I am disappointed in the negativity. The Holderness Family consistently entertains us with fun, family-friendly, original, great content! Whether they were sponsored & paid or not, it is unfair & immature of people to not respect others’ beliefs. A big part of being an ADULT is learning that not everyone will see everything the same way! You watch their videos because you like this family & enjoy the entertainment they provide, right? Why not simply "agree to disagree" on the ONE video out of HUNDREDS you’ve watched & not get so butthurt over it? We don’t know— nor do we need to— what possible medical reason(s) they may have for wanting/needing flu vaccine. And besides, if you were paying attention, there’d even been a difference of opinion within their own family on whether or not to get a flu shot (***spoiler alert, Penn didn’t get one!)…so what? Should they get divorced now?!?! Geez, RELAX, everyone! Simply put, their personal beliefs are NONE OF OUR BUSINESS & should have nothing to do with enjoying the fun content they give us.

  • Reply Timeless Media Productions September 23, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Paid for by Astra Zeneca. BigPharma outspends oil and fuel 2:1 on lobbying, and is larger than all other 'Big' industries combined. BigPharma started way back when Carnegie and Rockefeller decided to corner the medical market after steel and oil, etc. They then completely changed our medical system and education – they gave massive grants to colleges but only if they would promote synthetic drugs they manufactured. To ensure this they would plant one of their employees in the staff at each institution. Back in the day it was plant-based medicine but along came the industry barons and changed everything to synthetic for profit. Elderberry syrup for the win. Take it immediately if you think you're coming down with a cold or flu. It beat Tamiflu's 3/4 of ONE day recovery from the flu… Elderberry Syrup shortened the flu by FOUR days. I haven't had the flu since '07 and that was the year I got the shot and ended up in the ER from a horrible flu…no thank you.

  • Reply Xsiner September 23, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I don't get one because of all the crap they put into it and I have not gotten one for years, I only got one once and got sick so I am not getting anymore.

  • Reply Sunflower Girl September 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I have the nose spray

  • Reply Rhenna Tinney September 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I hope you are feeling better. Tamiflu helps. Get your flu shot.

  • Reply Elijahjordanm September 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Horder ness fammly is fried

  • Reply Celeste Lopez September 23, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I've never had the flu shot?!

  • Reply Katelyn Lineberry September 24, 2019 at 1:46 am

    THE FLU SHOT DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE FLU. Get vaccinated (and educated).

  • Reply TEAM MANDY September 24, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Come on people get over yourselves. If you don’t agree with vaccines then don’t watch the video. If you’re going to unsubscribe then unsubscribe we don’t need your whiny comments about it.

  • Reply Joe Stetson September 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Wow. You people are morons. I mean commenters, of course.

  • Reply Johnson Family Vids & Vlogs September 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    ?????I agree!

  • Reply Jodi Booth September 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I absolutely love that you found a way to make money off your goofballness, Penn! You are talented no matter what the topic.

  • Reply Courtney Ellis September 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I love all the dancing in the videos lately! Very cool!

  • Reply Whitney Barron September 27, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Who sponsored this? Ingles, Publix? They give you money to get the vaccine… if that isn’t a red flag…

  • Reply Tracie Stroud September 27, 2019 at 4:42 am


  • Reply Daybird Aviaries October 1, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah….you got sick from the virus your wife was shedding from the vaccine.

  • Reply whatahowl1 October 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    keep the video come your awesome. The only time I had the flu on the last 25 years I had the flu shot. FYI. This year's flu shot is last year's flu virus. So it's not going to help.

  • Reply Kara A October 3, 2019 at 2:24 am

    This is highly insulting to the parents who have vaccine injured kids (like me) or who have lost their babies/children to vaccines. There is nothing funny or light hearted about this topic. Hope the money you made for promoting the flu vaccine is worth it when your family begins to experience debilitating autoimmune issues 10 years down the road.

  • Reply Susan Spann October 7, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you for helping bring awareness to the need for the flu vaccine! When you vaccinate, you not only help yourself, but you also help those who are immunocompromised in your community.

  • Reply bette cantillo October 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Great and sad

  • Reply Charlotte Shanagher November 16, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I can't believe the uniformed comments. The shot is not just for you. It protects the people unable to get the protection.

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