Marina Shifrin “I Quit” Video Parodied By WAH Mom

    October 2, 2013

A few days ago, Marina Shifrin’s “I Quit” video blew up around the web. The now ex-web content producer had a job working for NMA, and because she disagreed with the company’s business strategy, she made a cute video of her dancing to Kanye West, informing her superiors of her decision to move on. Needless to say, Shifrin’s video grew some incredibly powerful viral legs, gaining almost 10 million views in under a week. As is the case when something becomes virally popular on the Internet, imitation, parody, and creating memes becomes the order of the day.

The first to strike this parody iron was a work at home mom by the name of Brenna Jennings. Apparently, Jennings has a family that makes the working at home portion of her existence a tiring one, and so, she made her own “I Quit” video, which leads this article. Instead of quitting a 9-5 office job, Jennings has had enough of cleaning up after her kids and husband, and so she bails on the situation; or goes to the store to pick up some milk.


Jennings deserves all the credit in the world for getting the interpretive dance portion of the video right, and she does so quite well. The response video was posted two days after Shifrin exploded on the seen, and while it hasn’t accumulated anywhere near the same kind of views the original did, the parody has collected over 100,000 views, which is nothing to turn your nose up to. As you might expect, some jokers are using YouTube’s last days of anonymity to poke fun at the parody’s creator, and she holds her own quite admirably:

FatWalruses 15 hours ago
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‘Work’ at home. These videos are cringingly awkward. If you don’t like to work, then don’t. Poor husband, he probably never gets laid anymore. Last blowjob for him was in the eighties.

Brenna Jennings 11 hours ago
My husband was a little boy in the 80s, so that would be really weird. Thanks for your witty observations, though.

Rock on with your bad self, Brenna.

[Lead image courtesy of Brenna Jennings]