If the excitement around the ’90s Are All That’ block Nick featured this summer is any indicator, 90s nostalgia is in. In the same way ‘I Love the 80s’ hearkens a love fest for the 90s and the 00s, a yearning for the shows of our childhood should lead to a desire to relive the viral videos of our early adolescence.
I saw my first viral video around 2003, which was before YouTube even existed. It was the profane kangaroo classic End of The World. A friend sent me the link while we were in computer class supposedly learning how to use Microsoft Paint. Overall, the time spent watching the video was more useful.
Some other common first viral videos include “Charlie Bit Me” and “The Badger Song.” What was your first viral video?
The End of the World
If only nuclear winter did mean a ton of snow days.
Charlie Bit Me
In the future Charlie grows up to join the police force, but still enjoys causing his brother pain. “Charlie tased me! Ouch Charlie!”
The Badger Song
For years the mere mention of badgers, mushrooms, or snakes could set off a group sing.