“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Apparently Austin’s Reagan High School Is to Thank (or Blame) For the Baha Men Hit

A scene from director Brent Hodge’s documentary Who Let the Dogs Out.Documentary filmmaker Brent Hodge’s SXSW premiere Who Let the Dogs Out would have been fun to watch even if it had only been half as interesting. The film, which attempts to discern the provenance of the titular 2000 Baha Men hit, is a fascinating story about how ideas seep into the public consciousness, spread virally even in a pre-internet age, and become cultural touchstones that can travel around the world even before anyone cashes in on the global phenomenon. “Who Let the Dogs Out,” as a chanted phrase followed by a series of barking noises, predates the Baha Men song, and Hodge partners with Ben Sisto—who accidentally became the world’s leading authority on the song during a period of unemployment more than eight years ago—to find…View Original Post



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