The Most Original Video on Youtube
|"The Most Original Video on Youtube"|
|Original Upload date||March 29, 2011|
|Intro||Wheezy beard intro|
|Wink submitted by||edgarallansmoe|
[slides in/singing rug]
Hey beardlovers. And if this is the first time you've ever seen my face, hey newb. And if you don't know what a newb is, hey also newb. And/or recently recovered coma patient. And/or visiting alien life form. And/or Mom? And/or homeless guy revisiting the library after 15 years, trying to turn his life around? If that's the case, you might want to put on some headphones. I can get pretty loud. [speaks louder:] Hey! Can someone in the library give this guy headphones? He's trying to turn his life around!
[Wheezy Waiter beard intro]
So if you are new to my YouTube channel, I wonder what brought you here. Was it my ridiculously hyperbolic title claiming that this is the most original video ever made? Ha! Fooled you, but I did it to teach you a lesson. In this world, nothing's original, except Pringles Original. [Quote appears on screen as Craig says that: In this world, nothing's original, except Pringles Original. - Craig Benzine]
[picture of a canister of Pringles Original] Look at the Pringles mascot. He's all mustache, no mouth. Once you pop, he can't start.
Who's the sick twisted mind that works in Pringles Creative. I wanna party with them. They are winning. And I consider myself winning. We add Charlie Sheen and we're [turns to other angle, labeled by title on screen as 'math cam'] QUAD-WINNING. Add another me and we're quint-winning. Subtract me and add another Charlie Sheen and we're SEX-WINNING! Math is dirty. [turns back to main camera]
If you haven't been following Charlie Sheen news, I apologize for how confused you are right now. Just know that I found a way to use the word 'sex-winning' in a way that made a tiny bit of sense in the right context, and that was awesome, but not original.
Because nothing is original.
I realize that such an absolute statement is just as ridiculous as the title of this video but the point is if you are concerning yourself with being new or being the first to do something, you are being silly. Unless you're trying to break the world record for the 100-meter dash. In that case, does Usain Bolt watch my videos?!
Every type of story has been told. Every type of joke has been joked. Every type of idea has been ideaed. We just find new ways of telling, new contexts, new combinations. Mashups [posters of MASH and Up are side by side], splashups [posters of Splash and Up are side by side], stacheups [holds up a fake moustache to his upper lip] Combining a fake mustache with a mustache.
Now I"m not talking about science where there might be new things to discover. [turns to another camera angle labeled by title on screen as 'skeptic cam'] If science is real. [narrows eyes skeptically] [turns back to main camera] I'm talking about art and entertainment. Let's take The Matrix for example. Young man trapped in a world filled with lost souls who discovers he's the chosen one and leads them to salvation. Now there was another character like that. What was his name? Son of an all-powerful being... [picture of Jesus begins to slowly fade in] raised in the desert ... a long time ago.... had supernatural powers.... Luke Skywalker! [picture of Luke pushes picture of Jesus out of frame]
After filming all that, I realize that that same example might be in the Red Letter Media review of the new Star Wars movies. So I'm being unoriginal. You should check out that review, though. Link in the doobly-doo. It's really good.
I did actually invent the word doobly-doo to refer to the YouTube description. I still don't think it's a very original thing to do, though. The name itself might be original, but people name things all the time. Someone called a chair a chair. Or hair hair. Or Cher Cher. Cher probably called Cher Cher. I don't really care care. I just like to sing along.
[singing:] Do you believe in life after love?
I think a common reaction creative people have to the idea that there is no 100 percent purely original idea is denial. They want to be the purely original creator of something. Or maybe that was just me. Just because there's no purely original ideas anymore, creative people, doesn't mean you should just give up and sit down on the couch and shove spaghetti down your pants and watch Burn Notice reruns. That actually might be original. Once you let go of trying to be purely original, it's actually freeing. You can just be honest. You end up being more productive. And not such a pretentious jerk who works in downtown Chicago as a waiter. With asthma. And that's why you haven't met me waiting on you in a restaurant but instead on my YouTube channel filled with 480-some imperfect unoriginal videos. Newb.
[Old outro music by Maaike Scherff plays over drawn wink (ding). Winker winks (ding)]
So if you don't believe me that nothing is purely original, prove me wrong. Leave the most original comment in the history of YouTube comments in the comments. If you don't think you can do that, just write "lawls" or something. Or write "lawls or something." [a clone leans into frame behind Craig, waving] Or just complain that you didn't get to see a clone in this video. I'm not putting one in. Don't feel like it. Absolutely not. No way. Absolutely not. Uh uh. Couldn't be further from clone right now. [Clone retreats after waving during this whole speech.]
[outtakes: Craig singing:] Do you believe in life after love?
This is the first appearance of the skeptic cam.
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