Have you ever had a mini YouTube parties? That’s when you sit down with someone and say – “hey, I’ve gotta show you this video” and they show you one in return, and then you’re an hour into it, enjoying every moment.
Though you have to be careful (some videos are just too much for little ones – unless you like explaining very adult ideas to the kiddies), there are some UBER-creative videos that have me rolling! Today I’m going to share a few of my favorites. I am so impressed with their creativity, and amazed at how some ideas can turn into very successful business endeavors.
1. Kid History – FAAAAACCKT!
The first is Kid History. Their tag line is – “If our kids wrote our personal history”. The children tell the old family stories that their parents have been telling them. Then the adults act out those stories based on the kid’s narration. There are truly some knee-slapping, Napoleon Dynamite moments (you know, where it’s almost too silly, but you fall in love with the lines and so you keep quoting them).
My favorites from this episode are “Girls are mermaids…some boys are too,” and of course, “Don’t do it Brett” – “FAAAACT!”
Here is a link to their website and to their YouTube site.
2. Divine Comedy – Firebolt
Next I will feature BYU’s Divine Comedy. These guys are “hit and miss” with their comedy. It usually starts out funny, but then they push it too far ( nothing naughty, just too slapstick and over-the-top cliché for my taste) but I am a huge fan of this particular video.
Love the lyrics and I agree with the line – “Maybe the reason why your letter didn’t come, So you can stay protecting muggles as the Chosen One”.
I mean, don’t you just want to live in HP world again for a bit.
3. College Humor – DORA
Next is just such a hilarious spoof on a movie trailer. I seriously thought (and hoped) that it was going to be a movie, and was a little disappointed to find out it was just a fun short. I don’t know much about the makers of the video – College Humor, and so I’m not sure how clean or family friendly the rest of their work is (so far every other video of theirs, that I’ve looked into, has been too much for me – too crass, crude, etc., but then, that probably should be apparent in the name). This one is really wonderful, my girls LOVE it. So I’m putting this video up and hopefully they have others that are as family friendly and funny as this one.
4. HISHE – Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter
Finally, I wanted to share a couple of videos from the group – How it Should Have Ended, who are really funny. Every once in a while I’ve found some borderline jokes, but for the most part I am really happy with their work and I LOVE their endless creativity.
Case in point – in the “still” of the above video, you see a bum-bum, which to some is funny and to others is not. I find it fine for the part in the video, but I can see where one might not appreciate it.
I think that the new media (blogs, YouTube, iTunes, eBooks, etc. are amazing because of the ability to see the “everyman” create, rather than just the studios. It’s reminiscent of earlier times – before TV and Movies, when families would put on plays, readings, and concerts. But that is one of my college lectures, so I’ll save it for another day…
For now, enjoy the shows, and please, feel free to write a comment and share your favorite YouTube videos with me!