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Worst roommate ever.
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Two-thousand-and-eight was one epic year for viral videos!
This is a list of our favorite viral videos of 2008. These are not necessarily the most viewed or most meme-inducing clips (though some of them are) — just the ones that we here at Pie Heaven had the most fun watching.
We shied away from Election ’08 related videos (the most viewed video of 2008 according to Viral Video Chart was will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” tribute to Barack Obama) and the so-called “viral videos” that are created by the mainstream media for other formats, and just happen to go viral. (“I’m F*cking Ben Affleck, for instance…or all those Sarah Palin SNL sketches that got huge.)
To see a list of the most viewed videos of 2008, check Viral Video Chart’s Top 100 of 2008, or the most viewed tab on YouTube.
I hope you enjoy our selections! If you think we’ve left anything out, post it in the comments section below. And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! There’s no doubt that 2009 will be just as virally awesome as ’08 was.
Maru the cat is a sensation in Japan — a house cat that loves diving into boxes, and getting stuck in things — has his own blog with daily videos of his antics. The video above, of him diving into boxes, gave him his (much-deserved) 15 minutes of fame.
The ultimate workout plan. Pre-teen Will Jones will regret this video for the rest of his life.
Christian music was never so awesome.
The creepy walking robotic “dog” made by some geeks at Boston Dynamics went insanely viral in 2008, and scared a whole lot of people. It also inspired tons of awesome spin-offs and quickly became a new meme. In fact, Pie Heaven even had an original take on the Big Dog (made by Ram Calley) as our April Fools Day prank Boston Dynamics Big Dog Evolves Again.
The shortest video on the list, but I dare you to watch it just once. I don’t know why it is so ridiculously amazing, but that’s why the Internet is awesome.
I would try to comment, but I think the pet owner’s own description of the video sums it up best. The last line in particular.
http://chris.pirillo.com/ – This year, our two puppies are getting dresed up as Princess Leia and Darth Vader. My wife, Ponzi, came up with the idea.
One minute after I recorded the video, Pixie peed in place and Wicket bit my left hand.
I can’t believe people like this exist. But I’m glad they do. For my own amusement.
Epic cover of an epic song. Bonus points for using the word “KazooKeylele.”
Probably the most talked-about (in person, with me), video on Pie Heaven. All of my friends who visit Pie Heaven thought this was as amazing as I did…and I honestly can’t get enough of it. Especially the BIG REVEAL toward the end (you know what I mean!)
Incredible! Cat sneaks down the hallway without moving. This video got huge, and there are about 500 different versions of it, set to different background music. I chose the one with the Jaws theme for this post, but the most viewed version has ninja techno music.
Pruane2Forever, AKA “Sexman”, is my favorite video blogger of all time. This kid is so awkward…so foul-mouthed…and so ridiculously hilarious. I have watched every edition of his video blog that he’s released in ’08 (to much lulz), and posted quite a few of them here. The video above is when he reveals that he got BRACES….OH MAN, dental plan! Almost all of the comments he gets are negative, and people can’t help but pick fun at the kid…which sets him off even more! I love it.
In fact, there was one night this spring when I was walking (drunk) through the streets of Hollywood and heard some kids quoting Sexman. Suffice to say, I had to get in on that. We ended up shouting his best one-liners at each other from opposite sides of the street for a few minutes. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.
Sexman also does movie reviews…which are high comedy. (His thoughts on 10,000 BC and the new Rambo were particularly good.) And don’t miss the fan remixes of his videos. The remix of his braces announcement is my fav.
Let Toby Jones store yo’ shit for you.
The most fucked up video of the year (possibly ever). Toby the puppy loved the duck Sheila…and was heartbroken when she died. So what was the obvious solution? Watch the video to find out!
The music choice is amazing, and you don’t need to be able to read the Comic Sans Spanish subtitles to catch the drift. Wow. Just….wow.
FUCK IT! WE’LL DO IT LIVE!
What an insane blow up! Bill O’Reilly is a living parody of himself, I swear. This video was a new meme within moments of when it was posted, and it got millions upon millions of views (as well as masterful remixes). Half of Facebook had their status set to a quote from this the morning it dropped, and with good reason. This video is an internet legend.
Indeed, it is a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake.
If there’s one thing I learned in 2008, it’s never use a messy recipe (that cake will end up crazy!) It’s hard to believe that this most improbable mashup resulted in the BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR — but this is the one video that I have watched more than any other in 2008, and can’t get out of my head. Who thought that Nick Jr. and hardcore hip hop could mix to form such a perfect synthesis? Congratulations, Internet. You win.
I had to do it. 2008 was the year of the Rickroll — its awkward beginning as an inside joke on 4chan, its propulsion into worldwide fame, and its unfortunate, untimely death due to oversaturation. But if you count the number of hits from all the different Rickroll videos all over the Internet, it’s an order of magnitude higher than any other video. And that’s why it is here.
Christian The Lion
The greatest reunion in animal history.
Stormtrooper dancing in Tokyo
One of my favorite videos of 2008…a guy dressed in a Star Wars costume dances to the dance hit “Ai No Corrida.” I didn’t put it in the top list because it actually got big in 2007, not ’08.
Who Needs a Movie? – Fred And Sharon Movies
Commercial for the greatest video production company in the world.
Bert & Ernie Gangsta Rap
The original Bert & Ernie gangsta rap mashup, which inspired tons of sequels — and also, I suspect, the genius Muppets Rickroll, which exhibits probably the best editing in the history of YouTube.
Pretty much everywhere, it’s gonna be hot.
Thanks, Arthur. I watched this on loop for hours, and I have no idea why.
Ah fuck. I can’t believe you’ve done this.
Webcam pwnage. Another 10 second vid that I watched over and over and over again.
Keeping your refrigerator stocked will get you many women
How to set up yo’ crib to get tons o’ pussy. This video is too good to be true!
The documentary about the senior citizens’ chorus group was one of my favorite films, and the also released several amazing music videos to accompany the movie. This links to my favorite, a cover of Road To Nowhere by the Talking Heads — but their versions of Stayin’ Alive and I Will Survive also deserve acclaim.
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)
High-def remake of the classic world traveling and dancing video…this time with corporate sponsorship.
Tom Cruise on Scientology
This creepy internal Scientologist video, featuring Tom Cruise rambling to the Mission Impossible theme on loop, is what singlehandedly started the mobilization of thousands of internet geeks in the Anonymous vs. Scientology protests. Scientologists demanded that the video be removed from the Internet due to copyright complaints. And they soon learned that you DON’T MESS WITH THE INTERNET.
I bet you can’t laugh without smiling
One of the stupidest…and funniest…comedy sketches of the year.
Renaldo Lapuz – “I Am Your Brother”
We’re brothers ’til the end of time. I wouldn’t say that a video that originated from the #1 show on television, American Idol, can be called “viral”… but this is the most amazing audition ever, with an original song that inspired hundreds of online video remixes. It’s one of the year’s best moments, so it at least needs mentioning!
Between Two Ferns
A spoof on “Inside The Actors’ Studio” and local access TV by Zach Galifianakis. It’s an amazing web series specially made for Funny Or Die, and it is hilarious.
Jump Roping Dogs
Japanese TV clip, and possibly the cutest thing ever.
Brenda Dickson – Welcome to My Home
Soap opera star Brenda Dickson’s infomercials and soap moments…dubbed over with what she’s really thinking.
The Wrong Trousers – Video Killed the Radio Star
Amazingly awkward cover by the nerdiest high school band ever.
Sarah Palin Turkey Incident
The greatest living cartoon character of the year at her most shining moment. Watch turkeys get slaughtered as Palin reflects on her botched 2008 vice presidential campaign.
Hamster on a Piano (Eating popcorn)
Music video by Parry Gripp…of exactly what you think.
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Alexyss Tylor’s “Vagina Power.” An the Atlanta-based public access show sharing some unique views on sex…while her bewildered mother listens. (“If we’re hooked on the penis power, and this man won’t even buy you some shrimp from Long John Silver’s — and that plate’s what, $2.99? — but he can give you a mouthful of sperm and a rectum full of sperm, we have to see what our issue is.”)
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Pie Heaven wishes you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR. (This animation was made with 30,000 candles and a lot of patience.)
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Little known fact: the father / camera man is in the running for “Dad of the Year” 2008.
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Get up, get up to get down.
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This creeps me out. What about you?
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Probably the most redneck video I’ve ever seen on YouTube. And it has been viewed a staggering 5.5 MILLION times. (Do yourself a favor and click through to read some of the comments.)
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Drink a shot for everytime the host says the word “avocado.”
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Razor’s Edge in real life.
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The balloon-popping dog I posted about the other day was just featured on the Tonight Show…and he took out 50 balloons in just 30 seconds. Awesome! Look at him go!
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Sikh guy wraps his head in 400 meters of cloth, every single day.
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DJ Earworm made a mash-up of the Top 25 Billboard hits of 2008, and it’s pretty awesome. The full track list is below. Sweet!
Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain – Low
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Alicia Keys – No One
Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major – Lollipop
Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic – Apologize
Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown – No Air
Sara Bareilles – Love Song
Usher Featuring Young Jeezy – Love in This Club
Chris Brown – With You
Chris Brown – Forever
Ray J & Yung Berg – Sexy Can I
Rihanna – Take a Bow
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
T.I. – Whatever You Like
Rihanna – Disturbia
Rihanna – Don’t Stop the Music
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine
Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain – Kiss Kiss
Ne-Yo – Closer
Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
Mariah Carey – Touch My Body
Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes
Pink – So What
Finger Eleven – Paralyzer
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Stare a licking cow in the face at 300 frames per second.
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