Thousands of young Americans enter film school every year with the hope of making the next Citizen Kane (but this time, “Rosebud” is a pair of rollerblades!). Most of them, of course, won’t succeed as directors, and will eventually find themselves moving on to more reliable work in other fields, or toiling in the belly of the entertainment industry, or writing a pop culture blog. So it must be discouraging to these hopeful and ambitious young artists to realize that this little girl, with nothing more than a video camera, a couple of American Girl dolls, and a song about the best burrito she has ever had, just created something better than anything they will ever do in their entire frustrated and unsatisfying lives.

Seriously, if I could marry this video, I would. But it’s not legal. Thanks a lot, MAINE. (Via Julie Klausner.)

Comments (41)
  1. she’s the Michel Gondry of American Girl/Burrito music videos

  2. Man, that Emily. Always such a downer.

  3. I love the twist ending. They’re all excited about their delicious burritos, but then we see their friend who doesn’t even LIKE them? She likes pizza? Give this kid a junior Oscar.

  4. Man. This is the best. One time I was hanging with my twin nieces (4 and 3 quarters at the time) and they asked me what I was having for lunch. I said “Burrito” and they thought it was the funniest word in the world.

    Since then, “Burritos?! Hahhahhha” is how I say Burritos.

  5. “I don’t like burritos.” OMG best ending ever! Awesome video, grape job!

  6. There’s something wrong with Emily.

  7. Do they give the new homeless American Girl doll their burrito leftovers on the subway? When they feel guilty but not guilty enough to give change?

  8. Let the Chipotle/Qdoba Grill bidding war begin.

  9. this is great, don’t get me wrong, but i would have preferred a de-emphasized “t” in the last “burritos”.

  10. best burrito song ever!

  11. What family of sharks did those girl dolls murder for their eyes?

  12. What family of sharks did those girl dolls murder for their eyes?

  13. Wow! That kid is obviously the best kid in the world. Congratulations, parents! You won the awesome kid jackpot!

  14. I can’t wait to see all the “funny” “parody” videos made by people who don’t know what either word means.

  15. Bum bum bum!
    This is the best burrito I?ve ever eaten!
    Yum Yum Yum
    This is the best burrito I?ve ever eaten!
    Yum Yum Yum
    With plenty of beans, and plenty of cheese, and plenty of rice, oh is it nice!
    Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum
    YUUMMM
    This is the best burrito I?ve ever eaten!
    Yum Yum Yum
    Hey EMILY! What are you doing?
    I don?t like burritos.

  16. Encouraged by her early runaway internet success, the creator of this video eventually grows up to be a film student herself, where she trades in her youthful, exuberant sense of humor for a grim portrayal of an American Girl Doll who struggles with her burrito addiction and resulting body image issues and her secret, forbidden love affair with her rebellious, free-spirited friend Emily. (Because drama) And also: she’s homeless and contemplating suicide. But really, it’s all a metaphor for the disillusionment of our modern consumerist culture. And it all turns out to be a dream. But there is this one AMAZING tracking shot that follows the “American Girl” (metaphor) up the basement, through the kitchen, and into the bathroom of this dollhouse where she stares at herself in the mirror because it’s totally a metaphor and everything is done in one shot!

  17. A couple of nights ago, I had a dream that I called someone a neden-hole and it made them cry. Which was awesome, because it’s someone that I don’t like. But then I woke up with the word “neden-hole” rolling around in my head. So, for like the last two days I’ve been secretly appending “You neden-hole” onto the end of every sucky conversation that I’ve had. Not out loud, just in my mind, but still. It’s terrible. Juggalo? Jugga-no.

    But then I saw this video, and somehow it managed to cut through all the facepaint and the Faygo, straight into the Dark Carnival of my soul, and now, instead of calling people neden-holes in my brain, I just sing “This is the burr-i-to I’ve ever eaten… yum yum yum!” And I say this without any trace of irony– I feel so much more awesome. Well done, magical small child. Well done.

    • Nice barrel monster avatar! (you nedenhole) (Ugh, I’m so sorry, but now it’s in my head too) (I have to go watch this video again now)

  18. I’ve got to say, I’m a little less impressed with this video now that I know the kid didn’t write the song. It’s by Parry Grip (Parry Grip?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–bqFOdb6_g

  19. i just watched this video while eating lunch at work, and it’s made me really angry at my sandwich for not being a burrito. fuck you, chicken salad.

  20. Is it weird that I immediately recognized that girl’s voice as being the narrator of “Kittens Inspired by Kittens”? Probably. I guess that’s the price I pay for doing nothing better with my life than watching internet videos all day, every day.

  21. At least chicken salad is better than what I’m eating.

    Burritos > Chicken Salad > Stale Popcorn

  22. I’m pretty sure this is the second installment from the girl who did “Kittens inspired by Kittens”. Sounds exactly like her. “I’M HER MOM! NO…………SHE’S NOT!”

  23. This girl will grow up and marry the Sonic and Tails Adventure boy, and their children will make the best 3D video on the FutureTube… probably.

  24. holy guacamole, check out her other videos. pure genius.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqgeZIR3tQ4
    “despite all we’ve been through today, this is still THE best burrito i’ve ever eaten”

  25. Such amazing syncopation! Give this girl all the Oscars AND all the Tony’s!

  26. It ends on a cliff hanger and sets the stage for the sequel. How will the girls react to Emily’s open hostility towards pizza?

  27. Stuff like this makes me really glad I didn’t have access to a camera and the Internet as a child.

    It also comforts me that I’m not alone in my random songs. Just yesterday I was in the kitchen singing to my dog that, “I’m making a peanut butter sandwich in my underwear, and I don’t care I’m in my underwear!”

    However, this video was made by a child (genius!) and I’m supposedly a functioning adult (not a genius!)

  28. Did anyone else notice this on her youtube page:
    “I made a “This is the Best Burrito” Music video with my American Girl dolls! I do not own song, song is by Parry Gripp. ENJOY!!!!”
    She doesn’t own the song?! Twist ending!

  29. BURRITOS > PIZZA
    WHY DONT PLASTIC BABIES UNDERSTAND

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