Since the invention of the internet, people have been able to post whatever they want nearly instantly, and one of the biggest advancements in internet interaction would have to be YouTube. Associated Content has asked me to narrow down my three favorite viral videos of all time, and all of mine will be in the form of comedy. So here they are, in no particular order.
David After Dentist
A few years ago, 7-year-old David DeVore Jr. had quite an experience when he was released from the dentist after oral surgery. While still under the effects of the anesthesia, David’s father had cameras rolling to document the trip for his mom, who couldn’t be there that day. When David and his father returned to the car, hilarity ensued. Poor David asked questions like “Is this real life?” and “Is this gonna last forever?” while still reeling from the medication. He also somehow managed to lose count of his fingers and repeatedly tried to poke at the stitches in his mouth. Some have criticized David’s father for exploiting his kid, however they have partnered with YouTube to make a considerable donation to dental charities.
It’s Just Like a Mini-Mall
When Flea Market Montgomery was looking for a spokesman to tell the pubic about their great selection of furniture, they had to look no further than local radio DJ Stanley Stephens, who created a rap sensation that took the internet by storm. While somehow fitting living rooms and dinettes into his rap, he informed listeners that Flea Market Montgomery was, indeed, just like a mini-mall. Stephens parlayed this exposure and has been a guest with the likes of Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres. The video has spawned many covers and spoofs, and if you are into the “Family Guy” type of humor, check out Cleveland Brown reenacting the video here. The song is terrilbly addicting, and even serves as one of my ring tones! Hey Hey!
Fast Food Folk Song (Taco Bell)
Remember a few years back when Taco Bell had the annoying commercial of the nerdy guy rapping his order to a Taco Bell drive thru while his even nerdier buddy played the roll of beatbox? Well comedy duo Rhett and Link thought the concept would work just as well as a folk song, complete with guitar. The song itself is hilarious and the order was very complicated, lasting over one and a half minutes. The amazing part was that the Taco Bell cashier didn’t miss a single item, and even remembered to ask for drinks! Rhett and Link’s reaction when he read back the order was hilarious, with both of them shocked at being owned by the epic awesomenss of the Taco Bell master. For more Rhett and Link, check them out here.
So those are the most humerous viral videos on the net today, but like everything else on the internet, I’m sure the next net sensation isn’t more than a click away.