Actors and real-life couple Kristen Bell (Frozen) and Dax Shepard (Parenthood) made it their goal to “rage hard and honor Toto properly” before having kids. So they travelled to Africa and filmed themselves singing along to Toto’s hit song “Africa” among the native animals. This is what true love looks like. That’s it. Enjoy. READ MORE Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard are adorable in viral lip sync cover of “Africa”
Schmoyoho (“accent on the yo“), the musical YouTube troop behind viral sensations like “Auto-Tune the News” and the “Double Rainbow” and “Bed Intruder” songs, is back with their latest autotune-infused single and this one came out right on the heels of President Obama “dropping the mic” at his final State of the Union address. It’s got that classic Schmoyoho charm, from the twisted crowd reactions to the inclusion of a remarkably catchy tune with fun lyrics that remix parts of the President’s speech. The best part? The seamlessly choreographed dancing paired with Speaker Paul Ryan’s absurd facial reactions; watch out for those! Now get it like it’s 1999! READ MORE YouTubers mashup Obama’s SOTU address into fun, catchy tune
The Norwegian brothers who answered the longing question, “What does the fox say?” and attempted to explain “Stonehenge” are back with a new trancing music video that takes on the a cappella craze that’s still storming the nation (see: Pitch Perfect and its sequel, The Sing-Off, Pentatonix). In it, Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker are members of an a capella group whose apparent sole mission is to stave off bullies by making pit stops along their tour route at schools where children need a helping hand, er, voice. This latest viral parody by Ylvis includes the tried-and-true ingredients they’ve used before: it’s very silly while simultaneously wanting to be somewhat serious as it makes fun of a cappella tropes and takes down bullies in the most non-violent manner possible. Oh, and no surprise here–the song happens to be extremely catchy so I’ll save you a step in finding the tune for keeps. Catch a funny behind-the-scenes look after the break.
YouTube reminds you to Rewind and take a look back at the most viral memes and trends of 2015. The clip embedded above is the video streaming site’s annual YouTube Rewind celebration that remixes some of the most popular songs of the year and superimposes YouTube stars in front of scenic landscapes and shiny arenas. Though you may not recognize all of the youthful faces here, it’s definitely a fun recap of what we embraced on the Internet this year.
And now, check out the top 10 most popular YouTube clips of the year, based on “the amount of time people spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and more,” according to YT. Music videos, Super Bowl commercials, pranks, and late-night TV clips proved to be mainstream fare. The following clips were watched for over 25 million hours!
- Silento- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) #WatchMeDanceOn by Tianne King
- Clash of Clans: Revenge (Official Super Bowl TV Commercial) by Clash of Clans
- Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!! by RomanAtwood
- Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council by Ad Council
- Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke by The Late Late Show with James Corden
- 6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon – 4K – The Slow Mo Guys by The Slow Mo Guys
- Golden boy Calum Scott hits the right note | Audition Week 1 | Britain’s Got Talent 2015 by Britain’s Got Talent
- Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off) by Dover Police
- Mean Tweets – President Obama Edition by Jimmy Kimmel Live
Curious about the most-watched music videos of 2015 that people spent over 37,000 years playing in this year alone? Pop after the break to eye the list. READ MORE This year in viral videos, as told by YouTube’s top 10 of 2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets in character for charity leading up to his the release of his new movie Terminator: Genisys. After being transformed in the makeup chair to become his iconic film character The Terminator, Ah-nold takes to Hollywood Boulevard where he interacts with unsuspecting bystanders and even a Terminator street impersonator. The former Governor also visits Madame Tussauds wax museum to prank visitors like a pro. It’s all funny stuff, and it’s for a good cause. He’s promoting his charity After-School All-Stars that benefits after-school programs for kids. Omaze is hosting donations, and you can enter to win a ticket to the Genisys premiere in Los Angeles. Way to go, Schwarzenegger; hearty laughs for a good cause!
In case you missed this viral gem, veteran actor Dennis Quaid was caught on camera freaking out on a production set and naturally it was uploaded to YouTube for the world to see. In under a week it racked up over 2.1 million views. Why? Because it’s laced with all kinds of absurd obscenity of which the likes we haven’t seen spout from an actor’s lips since Christian Bale’s infamous meltdown. If you haven’t seen the Quaid clip yet, go on and watch it above. (Warning: This is being labeled NSFW due to language.)
After lingering on the Internet for days, murmurs about it being a prank were confirmed today when Funny or Die claimed complete responsibility for the ruse. And instead of simply making an announcement, they released “The Full Video” version of the faux-freak out which can be screened after the break. Turns out all of Quaid’s name-calling was quite literal, including poor old Dopey the Dick.
Were we duped? Yes, the majority of us were tricked into believing Dennis Quaid is a monster of a man. But our reward–Funny or Die’s absolutely hysterical follow-up–made the viral ride so well worth it. READ MORE Dennis Quaid’s on-set freak out remains hysterical even after learning its origins
Mere days after Apple’s “Spring Forward” keynote, an absolutely hysterical video regarding one of the product announcements made at the event has surfaced and gone viral.
At the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team unveiled a new MacBook that’s so thin and light that it had to do away with all the ports you’re used to having on a notebook, namely, the ubiquitous USB port. What you’ll find on the new MacBook is a smaller, single USB Type-C port that will charge it. If you want to connect external devices to it, such as hard drives and monitors, you’ll have to pick up adapters (until, of course, Type-C becomes a true industry standard).
Anyway, that’s more than enough background you’ll need to enjoy this funny clip. YouTuber Armando Ferreira presents, “Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook.” You might want to grab some tissues to dab away tears of incoming laughter; enjoy!
Billy Eichner returns after a brutal hiatus with a brand new installment of his hysterical Funny or Die series Billy on the Street. The new 12 1/2 minute clip features three very special guests: First Lady Michelle Obama, Sesame Street‘s Big Bird, and BOTS fan favorite Elena. Obama and Big Bird are there to support FLOTUS’ push for healthy living, and Elena is, well, Elena. After playing a few games in a grocery store, Billy takes to the streets of NYC where he drags Big Bird along for a Lightning Round. As always, hilarity ensues. Enjoy!
In related news, and in case you were wondering, Billy on the Street is returning for a fourth season later this year; it’s relocating from Fuse to TruTV and reruns will air on TBS.
An Italian media company has put together a heartwarming PSA about domestic violence. Italian boys ranging in age from 6 to 11 unknowingly participate in the spot when they’re each separately asked to interact with a young girl named Martina. The clip will make you smile, it will make you think, and then you’ll smile some more. Godere. That’s Italian for enjoy.
You know the blue-collar Irish American cartoon character voiced by Seth MacFarlane? That’s Peter Griffin from the long-running animated series Family Guy.
This, here, is cosplayer and aspiring voice actor Robert Franzese and he is Peter Griffin in real life. Not only does he land Peter’s prominent and unmistakable Rhode Island accent–he looks the part, too. Franzese embraces his girth by donning green pants, a run-of-the-mill white button down shirt, and round glasses to perfectly pull off the Griffin patriarch’s signature look and simplistic charm.
Mash play and watch as he wows a New York Comic Con crowd!
YouTube celebrates the moments, memes, and people that made 2014 with its “YouTube Rewind” mashup extravaganza. The video features a number of YouTube content creators singing, dancing, and acting out many of the year’s most popular viral memories. Speaking of viral videos, the good folks at YT have provided a top 10 list of the most popular clips uploaded to the video streaming site “based on views, shares, comments, likes and more.” And they are:
1. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by SA Wardega
2. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more by Nike Football
3. FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva
4. The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia – #TEAMJ-AX by TheVoiceOf Italy
5. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Therapy
6. Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014 by Britain’s Got Talent
7. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial — “Puppy Love” by Budweiser
8. Devil Baby Attack by DevilsDueNYC
9. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB
10. 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman by Street HarassmentVideo
This year YouTube also went out of its way to provide a top 10 list of the most-watched music videos. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” tops the list that’s pasted after the break. READ MORE This year in viral videos, as told by YouTube’s top 10 of 2014
I’ll be brief, because the video hanging above is quite possibly the greatest thing to take the Internet by storm. This week Adult Swim filled 11 minutes of late-night airtime (at 4am, to be exact) with a short called Too Many Cooks. Directed and written by Casper Kelly, it starts off as an innocuous parody of classic 80s sitcoms like Family Matters. Give it time, and soon enough it spirals into a TV genre parody mashup that gets more bizarre and definitively disturbing by the second. It’s best if you go into it knowing not much more than this. So with that, you’ve been warned.
Editor’s note: Get through the entire thing to fully appreciate it! Because when you realize its brilliance, that’s the most profound reward.