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‘When Mama Isn’t Home’ is back with an amazing sequel we don’t deserve

Don't call it a comeback.


Greg Seals


Posted on Mar 6, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 9:02 am CDT

In October of last year, Russ and Toby Bauer became the toast of the Internet after they took to their kitchen to let people know what boys get up to when mom’s away. 

The answer? They don some sweet shades, rhythmically slam oven doors, and play a mean trombone in service of a brief but amazing cover of “Freaks” by Timmy Trumpet & Savage.

People couldn’t get enough of this father-and-son duo and shortly after uploading their 15-second cover, these Aussies found themselves going viral. “When Mama Isn’t Home,” even managed to become a meme as fans remixed and reinterpreted the unique song. 

Now, after a five-month hiatus, this musical family has made its triumphant return to the Web minus the trombone.

Instead, dad Russ has broken out his keyboard and a piece of tubing to bring you a sensational take on “Sandstorm.” For fans of Toby’s percussion, don’t worry, he’s still slamming away on the oven door as if it might fly off the hinges any moment. 

Let’s keep mom out of the house a little longer, because all we want is more sunglasses and sweet jams. 

H/T Digg | Screengrab via bauerbirds/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2015, 7:17 pm CST