6 Classic YouTube Videos (with under 1,000,000 views)
Have you ever found yourself shooting the shit with your friends, swapping hilarious YouTube videos and trying to prove who amongst you is the most cultured? It’s basically the only acceptable time and place in which you can act like a total hipster and have no one shit all over your face and/or kick you in the nuts. “Aw man, that was funny, dude, but you’ve probably never seen THIS video, and it’s HILARIOUS.” It’s like a competition to see who has the biggest dick.
We at National Ave know your pain, and we’re here to help. If you’re trying to impress all your friends and also be annoying/make them hate you, here are some great videos to help you do just that.
1) A$AP Barney
Here is a video compilation of Barney clips set to “Purple Swag” by A$AP Rocky, and I’m really not sure why it doesn’t have more views. It’s simultaneously outrageous, uncomfortable, and hilarious. For some unexplainable reason, the combination just works. That being said, it’s very likely that it will ruin many of your cherished childhood memories.
I was personally more of a Mr. Rogers/Sesame Street kind of dude, so I don’t have the same reservations about it. I do have some questions, though. Who the hell is the yellow dinosaur, and under what circumstances in the show is he/she/it trying to rip apart an inner tube? Why is it so creepy when Barney is holding hands with those little kids? Where did those parrots come from? What’s up with that girl’s teeth?
The world may never fully understand, but this video is easily the best example of A$AP Rocky-based humor currently floating around the internet. Personal favorite moment: how the letters ‘P’ and ‘Q’ are made to seem super gangster.
2) Paula Deen Takes Ludes and Makes Foods
This is a multi-layered piece of art with a variety of interpretations. The combination of the music and slowed down pace of the video adds a weirdly erotic undertone to the proceedings. Like, VERY weirdly erotic.
I mean, it alternates between absolute horror when each woman shoves a monstrous combination of meat, donuts, bacon and egg into her mouth, and then, suddenly, I find myself chanting “Make out! Make out! Make out!” I don’t really know why this video strikes me thusly, considering that’s basically the LAST thing I want out of the whole experience.
My favorite part, hands down, is the slowed-down Paul Deen giggle. I lose it every time, even though I know it’s coming. Yes, this does give away the fact that I watch this video on a regular basis. Each time, it signifies something different to me. Last time, it was the intolerance of our capitalist society to new and different ways of expressing oneself.
There’s an added easter egg in here as well. You’ll know it when you see it.
3) Weber Cooks
The saddest video on the internet, and yet 100% captivating. It’s an absolute trainwreck, but I can’t look away. The music in the background was added by someone on the Internet who, like you, watched this and thought, “What in the actual fuck?” Regardless, this man is teaching us how to microwave cheese.
Now, to me, that means that there are probably people out there who watched this video as an educational experience. Like, “Oh, so THAT’S how you do it! God, this is going to be such a hit at my next party!” It also raises the question of who the hell thought it was a good idea to make this. Were they trying to be serious? If so, how the hell did they look at the finished product and think to themselves, “NAILED it!” Who’s behind the camera? I’m just left with so many QUESTIONS.
Oh and plot twist, the man is a sex offender.
4) John Mulaney vs. Delta Airlines
Allow me to first strongly encourage that you watch the entirety of Mulaney’s “New In Town” stand-up. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving. This excerpt is the most well-known of the hour-long special, primarily because it’s hilarious and infectiously quotable; think how Anchorman added a whole new batch of one-liners to your everyday interactions with friends. If you don’t have friends, this remains an excellent stand-up to watch while spooning large chunks of Nutella ice cream and sobbing in between fits of uncontrollable laughter. Life isn’t so bad!
5) Whatever The Hell Happened Here
This little girl just gets owned, and in and of itself that’s not particularly funny. But like, the SOUND she makes, man. That SOUND. I was previously unaware that human beings were capable of producing such a noise. It sounds eerily like she’s saying “Splat,” but I’m also not sure if that’s just my mind projecting a word onto her hitting the ground. It is, as the Literature majors keep telling me, open for interpretation.
6) LazyTown LIL JON REMIX
It is said that when F. Scott Fitzgerald stepped into a cab after dropping off the finished copy of The Great Gatsby to his publisher, he wept, for he knew he would never be able to produce anything that beautiful, that FLAWLESS, for the rest of his life.
That’s how I felt the first time I watched this video. It is not the place of critics to analyze a masterpiece, and so I will not comment on this perfect piece of human creativity. Just let it happen to you, man.