Downton Abbey

'Downton Abbey' covers One Direction in mash-up

Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM ET

"Downton Abbey" lights up our world like nobody else -- especially when the cast covers One Direction.

In a cheeky video mash-up from comedian Richard Sandling, our favorite British aristocrats and servants "sing" the lyrics to the boy band's "What Makes You Beautiful."

The hilarious cover includes dialogue from all three seasons of the hit period drama -- including the recent heartbreaking finale -- taking only a few liberties with the lyrics.

Instead of "The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed," for instance, the Grantham family (including Lady Violet!) intone, "The way that you do your hair gets me flabbergasted."

And Harry Styles & Co.'s "na na na" lyrics are replaced with a chorus of "ma-mah" and "pa-paw," the affectionately formal way Mary and her sisters address of their parents.

The video is a perfect encore to Sandling's viral mash-up of the "Mad Men" cast performing Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up."

If One Direction is inclined to offer a rebuttal, may we suggest they perform a scene from "Downton"? Admit it: Harry Styles and Niall Horan would make a lovely Mary and Matthew.

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