best_viral_videos_2011

Time is flexible and subjective, so a minute can seem like a lifetime, while a lifetime can flash by in a second. (At least, that is what my throw pillow will say when I am done embroidering it.) And this is the time of year when everything really does seem to simultaneously compress and expand. Looking back on the past 12 months, it feels like it flew by, and at the same time, we are different people living in a different world now. Plenty has happened! The question is how did it happen so quickly? Wowowowowow! (It’s neat to be the first person to ever think something. A brand new idea is born!) Anyway, I have to be completely honest with you, this is one of my favorite posts of the year because it offers such a treasure trove of memories, and it’s also a wonderful time for me to express how much I appreciate the readers and the comments and the tips and the GIFs and Kelly and Stereogum and the whole thing. The world is weird and life is complicated, but right here, right now, for better or for worse, we have each other, and we have the Internet, and we have this incredible montage of the year’s best viral videos. ENJOY!


Featured videos (in order):

1. Classic Tablecloth Trick Done Perfectly
2. Nyan Cat
3. Dog Playing Piano
4. Trampoline Kitty
5. Ketchup Robot
6. More Sand
7. Slow Loris With A Tiny Umbrella
8. Yogurt Baby
9. Full Body Spandex Backflip Trampoline Accident
10. Disgusting Video Of A Sneeze
11. Honey Badger
12. Gold Surprise
13. Evil Baby
14. Chinchillas In Wine Glasses
15. Dog On A Bicycle
16. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Pt. 2
17. Man In A Horse Mask Playing Piano
18. Flour Disaster
19. Girl Sings “Home” With Dad
20. Man Licking Shoe On Subway
21. Man Slides Down A Urinal
22. I Have A Bad Case Of Diarrhea
23. Rick Perry Political Ad
24. Herman Cain Political Ad
25. Face Flex Ultra
26. Man Whistling “Georgia On My Mind”
27. Boat Show Blooper
28. News Reporter Says Gibberish
29. Just A Good Description Of A Car Accident
30. Meow Interruption
31. Woman Cries About Falling Into Fountain
32. Plastic Bag Videobombs Boring Interview
33. Boom Boom Boom Now Let Me Hear You Say Way-Ho!
34. Webcam 101 For Seniors
35. Old Man Loves Selena Gomez
36. Angry Boy Needs To Rest His Case About Flip Flops And Boat Shoes
37 . Woman Loves Cats
38. Brad Is An Actor And Model
39. A Butter Message To The USA
40. Like Mah Status
41. This Is What A Dinosaur Feels Like
42. Chicken Fiddler
43. Michele Bachmann Girls
44. Motivational Bike Kid
45. Divine Rags
46. Pet Nutz Live Bait Commercial
47. Happy Hot Dog Man
48. Chuck Testa Taxidermy
49. Divine Rags
50. Rebecca Black, “Friday”
51. Kid Cudi Baby
52. Kids Krumping
53. Chair Dancing
54. Going To The Store
55. Superhero Dance Group
56. A. Samuels Is “Livin De Life”
57. Dancing Husky
58. Dog Disco
59. Croatian Grandma Dancing
60. Dancing Dude In Cardiff
61. Chet Haze Official Music Video
62. Beyonce Surprises Kids
63. Thom Yorke Dances To Comically Inappropriate Songs
64. Chinese Male Cheerleader
65. A Slow Dance For Teens
66. More Kids Krumping
67. In A Moment We Will Get To The Dancing
68. Apple Store Kid Dancing
69. Princess Girls Sing Nicki Minaj
70. God Is Doing A New Thang
71. I Ain’t Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight
72. Azealia Banks, “212″
73. Dancing With Swords
74. Goth Dudes Dancing To “Vogue”
75. LSD Zombie Dance
76. If You’re Going To Get Caught Dancing In The Kitchen, Make Sure You Are The World’s Best Dancer
77. Abracadabra
78. I Wish This Guy Was My Dad
79. Kid Dancing Outside The Morning News

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Comments (44)
  1. “Boom boom boom now let me hear you say way-ho” is listed in there twice, as well it should be. Needs more obese toddler falling on his face, though.

  2. I never really “got” the whole More Sand thing. Ketchup Robot is another story, another, WONDERFUL story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. CTRL-F.
    Typed: Georgia Whistling Man
    Took deep breath
    Hit Enter
    EXHAAAAAAAAAAAALED

  4. Sarah McLachlan’s I Will Remember You played in my head as I watched this.

  5. I know someone who has not uncrossed his fingers, waiting to see if there would be another “This Year in Viral Videos” video. Pressing play.

  6. Life is a highway, RIP.

  7. When Gabe said “right here right now” Jesus Jones’ song of the same name began running through my head and hasn’t stopped.

  8. I hope this 2011 viral video montage goes viral and ends up being included in the 2012 viral video montage.

  9. This is the way the year ends
    This is the way the year ends
    This is the way the year ends
    Not with Classic Tablecloth Trick Done Perfectly but with Kid Dancing Outside The Morning News.

  10. Republican political ads are almost like ringers on a list like this. They have heaps of money and an entire pre-existing ideology to fall back on as they come up with some of the craziest videos of the year. But hey, maybe they do deserve a mention since it does take some real effort to find people as crazy as Herman Cain and Rick Perry to star in those ads.

  11. We may not have had another Antoine Dodson,, and there was no Double Rainbow either, but we had so many great things. I had totally forgotten about This Is What A Dinosaur Feels Like and Motivational Bike Kid! This is the Year in Review of all the Year in Reviews.
    Thanks for making this!

  12. Wow! Great montage, you guys! I wish I could share this video on Facebook without sharing the whole blog post. (No one will be able to penetrate the preamble to get to the laughter meat.) You guys should make that a thing! Like a 2012 resolution! Okay woohoo!

  13. Good work, Internet. Take some time off, go see your family for the Holidays.

  14. I’m so happy about this post, because any reason to watch “Ain’t Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight” is always welcome. Not that I really need a reason since it’s a common singalong in my household (of two adult humans).

  15. I waited all year for this.

  16. Dammit Facebook connect. I can keep my cover…if I remain silent.

  17. I could watch that Azealia Banks video a thousand times and not get sick of it. Amazing.

  18. This makes me so look forward to the videos yet to be viral in 2012.

  19. This was great. I noted a few of my submissions from the last year in there too, which made me happy. :)

  20. I love all sorts of year-end lists and other nonsense, but this has become the year-end thing I look forward to most. So good to see Brad again.

  21. Pretty devastated that “I’m Pooping” didn’t make the cut :(

  22. THIS JUST IN VIDEOGUM VOTED BEST INTERNET OF 2011

  23. I’m not one to go on and on about time getting away, but can you believe Merengue Dog was 2010? I hope they have a resurgence.

  24. OH GOD, THE VIDEO FROZE ON HOMELESS SUBWAY GUY LICKING SHOE!

  25. Thanks for this Gabe. Very funny. Good job. But man, when they’re all compressed like this, it makes me realize that the only viral videos that don’t make me feel like a bad person for watching them are the ones featuring kids. Or old people. Everyone else in these is, to some degree, broken and tragic. It was a rollercoaster of emotion. “We are every one of us objects floating through a vacuum on a course we cannot correct” and then “Bicycle kid!” Et cetera, and so on, rinse and repeat.

    You guys must feel like you’re working in a nuclear reactor sometimes, complete with psychological radiation suits. Or I would, anyway. But someone has to do the thing with the plutonium of pop culture, the energy thing, or else all our free cities would… wither on the vine like… gasping lightbulbs. I’m not 100% clear on how nuclear reactors or pop culture work but I’m pretty sure this analogy is solid. So good job and Merry Christmas, my comrades in energy at Videogum!

    Exception: Dancing With Swords doesn’t make me feel like a bad person but that has an old person in it even if the old person isn’t the focus of attention so the rule still more or less holds true.

    • “You guys must feel like you’re working in a nuclear reactor sometimes, complete with psychological radiation suits. Or I would, anyway. But someone has to do the thing with the plutonium of pop culture, the energy thing, or else all our free cities would… wither on the vine like… gasping lightbulbs. I’m not 100% clear on how nuclear reactors or pop culture work but I’m pretty sure this analogy is solid.”

  26. Whats with the girl in the bear hat? So snarky.

  27. I just found this one today, had me laughing crazzily. Instant classic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv2A3B_5m9U

  28. Nice work, the Internet!

  29. c’mon crackheads, where’s the super bass guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSbKXQAhpZA

  30. Here’s the full videos in a youtube playlist, I added the super bass guy as well:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL87EF393EB42F836D

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