Wait, if you desire/enjoy suburban life than you are, by default, shallow and/or lack the ability to think about your station in life? Really? That's what this debate is turning into, an offensive against the suburban lifestyle?
Perhaps the narrator is a stereotypical father who has no significant role in child-rearing? Maybe the kids are upstairs with their respective TVs, most likely augmented with video game consoles?
Started following the trail of links and -- man, I used to write a lot here, didn't I? (Shop Vac is still one of my favorites.)
I think it was cool that you started the handclaps; agree it sounds a little funny because they're so close to the camera mic, but the claps make it awesomer. Or, at worst, they're the nicest way of ruining everything.
What we really need is an "Applause" sign, particularly one that we can turn off at the appropriate moment.
Lyric-nerdiness, but it sure sounds to me as though (at least in the Bristol 2011/Brummie 2012 videos that @Angelastic links above) he's been singing "got a driveway and a swingset and a dog," rather than "bought," which is the wording in the original recording. I can't be sure, but it sounds like different vowels to me (no got-bought merger). Anyone hear differently?