There are a trillion billion zillion videos on the Internet today, according to the six-year-old statistician we have on staff. That's just eleventy less than totes infinity. The point being, there is a tremendous amount of competition out there. So making Joke Grenade's TWENTY BEST VIRAL VIDEOS OF ALL TIME is truly a remarkable feat. Without further ado, the winners:
20. AFRO NINJA
Nunchucks toting Hollywood stuntman Mark Hicks can't stick the landing... and it makes him famous. An impressive backflip and skilled nunchucks display was the goal for this audition. Instead, he knocks himself silly. But he still gets the part!
19. CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER
This is YouTube's most-viewed video of all time. This British baby chewing and gnawing on the finger of his brother made the entire Internet fall in love. "You bit me, Charlie." In show business, you never work with animals or children. Just upload them to the web and cash-in instead. How many times did you watch it?
18. SNEEZING BABY PANDA
Cute, Chinese-owned momma and baby pandas at the zoo. It's so American! Baby panda sneezes and scares the daylights out of Momma panda. It's so adorable it became a YouTube sensation! God Bless America!
17. DRAMATIC CHIPMUNK
You've seen him waterskiing in Anchorman. And now you've seen his dramatic acting range. The Dramatic Chipmunk is actually a prairie dog, believe it or not. And my, how the people love him.
16. OTTERS HOLDING HANDS
More Animals! It's unbelievable how much you people love this crap. This time, it's a video that went viral about sea otters. They hold hands, float around, take naps together and do disgustingly cute things the whole time. How disgustingly cute is it, you may wonder? Over 20,000,000 hits worth of disgustingly cute.
15. CHARLIE THE UNICORN
Animator Jason Steele created this classic that earned an instant cult following. It is a wonderful story about "trusting" your friends. To better relate to this video, it is especially helpful if you believe in Candy Mountain, mythical creatures and kidney theft.
14. EXPLODING WHALE
It's 1970. You're a member of the Oregon Highway Patrol. You decide to blow up a dead whale on the beach. It's going to be captured on film. Whale guts explode all over the place and make a giant, sickening mess on the sand. The Internet falls in love the disaster. It is a match made in heaven. Everyone lives happily ever-after. The End.
The real movie The Shining scared the piss out of all of us. But Shining repositions the horror classic into a romantic-comedy complete with a Peter Gabriel musical accompaniment. In this comedic gem, the best parts are all in the previews.
12. DAFT HANDS
It's double-fisted, finger-flicking fun! Daft Punks' "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" song and a black Sharpie are all you need to make a wildly popular YouTube video. So get to work.
11. WHERE THE HELL IS MATT?
Matt Harding did the "silly boogie" in travel spots all over the world. And it landed him sponsorships with Stride and Visa. That boy has got the jimmy legs.
10. ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US
The atrocious Japanese-to-English translation of the video game Zero Wing gave the world wide web the techno-remixed "All Your Base Are Belong to Us." And it was good!
9. DAVID AFTER DENTIST
Young David Devore got a tooth removed at the dentist. His "doped up" ride home is documented by his father. And the online community found little David's intoxicated quotes, well... intoxicating. Result: instant classic.
8. GRAPE LADY FALLS
We're sick bastards. We love to watch people fall down and get hurt. In this video classic, a local news reporter falls on her face while stomping grapes during a live newscast. She moans and groans in pain while the anchors back in the studio never seem to be too concerned for her welfare. It's one part slip-n-fall / one part social commentary on local news. And this makes "Grape Girl" truly timeless.
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