“Goed Om In Huis Te Hebben” means good to have around the house. The beginning of the video might seem a little bizarre to some but the comedic acting of singer, composer and comedian Edsel Juliet puts a smile on your face no matter what language you speak.
The video as a whole is a masterfully executed satire of how easily superstitious people around the world, in their inexorable fixation on remaining evil spirit-free, can be duped into buying all kinds of silly objects.
Let me give you the broad strokes; A husband and wife, both played by Edsel Juliet, quarrel over his use of a strange collection of objects to ward off evil spirits.
Meanwhile just outside a group of youngsters strike up a conversation with some door-to-door salesmen who are selling lava lamps, they tell them that just nearby lives a man, the aforementioned husband, who is very superstitious and they could easily sell it to him as an amulet of sorts to ward off bad juju.
The youngsters accompany the salesmen to the man’s door and help them convince him – which doesn’t take long – that it’s all the rage to have it around the house in the ABC-islands, a fool proof method to assuage his superstitious fears.
When the music starts the whole thing becomes a cozy fun ambiance set to an infectiously jovial rhythm and an undeniably catchy chorus.