Some of the best viral videos are the ones most people don’t know about. My top three internet viral clips are the following: “Here Comes Dr. Tran,” “Five More Minutes,” and “Rejected Cartoons.” These viral clip are of a more adult humor, though there is no nudity, I recommend teens and up with these clips.
“Here Comes Dr. Tran” –
This clip is hilarious for several reasons. The music and narration in the form of most adventure movies trailers while describing a five year old as a doctor while he himself has no idea what is going on is hilarious. All alone, a poor little boy hears a movie announcer describe him as a special agent doctor. He has no idea what is going on and continually tries to get the announcer to stop. As the announcing escalates, the boy becomes desperate. You find yourself laughing for the content of the clip and the fact that the boy cannot do anything to get the bodiless voice to leave him alone but you also feel bad for the poor kid.
This is a perfect viral clip because it as the perfect balance of cuteness and insanity. Not only is the main character a 5 year old boy in a village in China trying to mind his own business while getting bothered, what is bothering him is a voice he cannot see telling people he is a doctor, a special agent, and dangerous.
The clip escalates quickly and grabs the viewer’s attention. One cannot believe the insane accusations the announcer is making about the cute innocent boy that you become glued to the computer screen to hear what crazy thing will be said next. This is a perfect viral video for its absurb content coupled with an ordinary and pathetic main character one can’t help but laugh at and feel for at the same time.
“Five More Minutes”
Many internet clip viewers have heard of Foamy the Squirrel. This angry little rodent rants about anything and everything we think but don’t dare to say. Hidden behind his furry exterior is a very disturbed mammal who hates stupidity and calls humans out on it with everything from Starbucks to Dating advice.
In this clip Foamy wants to go for bagels and cream cheese while his owner is too tired to wake up. The clip is a slower moving clip but it makes it as a viral video for me because of the fact humor was made out of one of the simplest things in life, the hard act of getting up. Foamy threatens death, murder and torture in order to get his coffee bagel and cream cheese, but to no avail.
The creepy old movie heard in the background to the constant “cream creamy cheese” being said makes this clip just a hilarious short clip to watch and laugh at. This could become just as popular as a viral clip for the fact that there is a series of Foamy clips, a fan base, DVD series, and tons of apparel and other accessories. The popularity of Foamy makes any one of his videos (on both www.youtube.com and www.illwillpress.net) great viral clip choices.
This is one of the craziest viral clips I’ve ever seen. Don Hertzfeldt’s stick figures doing either the most absurd or disturbing things leave almost anyone who sees it laughing in horror and unable to look away. Starting out with a stick figure with a huge spoon and a walking banana shows the ridiculous nature of this clip.
Nothing makes sense. And you sit there trying to make sense of something, anything, but nothing comes to mind. From people with odd hats to falling down hundreds of steps, nothing ties together and everything is crazy. The best kind of viral video is the kind that is there for no reason and has no reason to exist. This clip accomplishes just that. While you sit there in disbelief you cant help but laugh or at least wide eyed stare at the screen.
This is one of my favorite viral clips because it tops all others anyone tries to show you. You pull this clip out and you win, with everyone else sitting there speechless or laughing uncontrollably.
My picks for the top three viral clips are not like the ones where a boy comes homes half looped from the dentist or anything with real people. All mine are cartoons that are so insane they grab the attention of any viewer and keep it until the end. One of the main criteria of a viral video is to keep the attention of any viewer, and all three of these do that with insane dialogue, visuals, and content!