Cooking by the Book is a song and video meme that originates from the Icelandic children's show, LazyTown ; like another LazyTown song, You are a Pirate , the song's catchy, but odd lyrics attracted numerous duplication in other videos. The song gained much online notoriety with the release of a Lil Jon music video mashup , which spawned numerous other parody variations. LazyTown is a children's show created in Iceland but translated to many language for worldwide coverage. In addition, there is a cast of puppets ala Sesame Street that the human actors interact with. The show has a very distinctive appearance: the humans are given an almost plasticine appearance as to make them appear as puppets; most non-props of the show are otherwise rendered as CGI. The specific song "Cooking by the Book" comes from the 6th episode of the first season.