Top 10 countdowns are always fun to put together and fun to read. Since it’s the end of the year, and since I’m so obsessed with YouTube, I thought I’d give you my 10 Favorite Videos of the Year.
#10—Fucking Sequins…oh, pardon me!
Usually the best part about someone swearing accidentally on live t.v. is the reaction of the reporter—deer in the headlights, is-this-going-to-get-me-fired panic quickly sets in. With this video though, the best part is how apologetic the interviewee is when he realizes he’s just dropped the F-bomb—in reference to sequins no less.
#9—Wendy’s Training Videos from the 80’s
Ok, so these videos aren’t technically from 2010, but they were unearthed this year and in my book that’s all that matters. It seems Wendy dropped a shit-ton of money in the 80’s producing what they believed to be “catchy” training videos for their employees. Lessons range from how to prepare “hot drinks” to the correct amount of ice to add to cold drinks, and of course, how much cheese to add to the chili. I admit these jingles do get stuck in your head IF you can allow yourself to disregard the actors who appear to be on speed.
#8 – Timmy Does Gaga
This kid is FIERCE and he doesn’t actually sing half bad. The incessant finger-snapping though, and Mom’s recording skills, not to mention her back up vocals, leave a bit to be desired. AND for the love of god, can someone please get this kid a shirt that actually fits him? P.S. Nice undies, Dad.
#7 – Old Spice Guy
Old Spice hit social marketing gold this year when they developed a serious of these quirky, yet hilarious commercials for their new body wash. They erupted over the internet and pretty soon everyone had a favorite to quote. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I am. It’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love.
#6 – Jared Leto Makeover
This video blew my mind the first time I saw it. HOW did this super cute GIRL transform herself into an extremely sexy, extremely accurate rendition of JARED LETO??? If I had seen her on the street dressed this way I would have immediately logged onto Gawker Stalker to share my 30 Seconds to Mars celeb-sighting. Ah-maz-ing.
#5 – Basil Marceaux: Next Governor of Texas
As my coworker pointed out, “This guy is the poster child for why we need primary elections.” Meet Basil Marceaux—the awkward, disheveled, possibly drunk, rambling fool who wants to be the governor of Texas (no big surprise there). As an aside, the man truly believes his name is “Basil Marceaux dot com.” How did he lose?
#4 – Llamas with Hats
Given my missing limbs phobia, it’s surprising I ever made it past the opening scene of this YouTube gem. But I’m glad I did because this turned into one of the videos I watched and proceeded to quote the most in 2010. Carrrrrrl. That kills people! I just can’t get enough of these llamas with hats…you could say, my humor has the rumblies, that only llamas can satisfy.
#3 – Man Forced to Eat His Own Beard
I’m thinking about moving to the south just so I can meet people like Basil Marceaux and Harvey Westmorland. Before I knowned it, there wuz kniiives, and guuuns, and everythang just went haywire. Apparently when you really want to stick it to someone, get ‘em where it hurts the most—the beard. It’s unclear if Harvey was more upset about having to eat his own facial hair, or actually losing his precious beard in the first place.
#2 – Crazy Coffee Lady
Look, all she was doing was putting one more type of coffee in her coffee cup when all of a sudden a man yelled, “Everyone up front and down! ” Why DID she need coffee at that exact moment? No one will ever know. But thank god she was there when the robber struck…or as she calls him “the rubber.”
Watch the original first, and then the remix:
#1 – Bed Intruder
Is it really any wonder this is my favorite video of the year? Wellll, clearly, if you couldn’t guess this, you are so dumb, you are really dumb, for real.
Original – gets funny around minute 1:00 when we finally meet the now infamous Antoine Dodson
Remix – Bed Intruder Song
Well that’s the end of my countdown. Here’s wishing everyone out there a year filled with laughter, happiness, and at least 10 more amazingly funny YouTube videos. Until next year…<3 to you