Back in May, Weezer released a music video for their song “Pork and Beans” that was like a who’s who in web video. It starred Tay Zonday, and Miss South Carolina, and the Numa Numa Guy, just to name three. But there were plenty of e-lebrities (nailed it) that they missed. In fact, when we originally posted about it, we did a Top 10 list of who was missing from the video. And if you follow the internet the way we follow the internet, and the way that whoever came up with the “Pork and Beans” video concept in the first place probably follows the internet, then you know that between May 2008 and January 2009 you’ll have a whole new cast of viral video stars emerge that you could include. Snap. Your video is already out of date. ))<>((.
Now, as Pitchfork points out, Weezer has secretly released a remix of the “Pork and Beans” video titled “Re: Pork and Beans” (clever girl) updated with some YouTube references they missed the first time. Clearly they’ve done their research. It even includes four of the 10 viral video references we suggested in our list. We did it! Watch all the way until the very end for a CLASSIC INTERNET JOKE.
Big Dog Robot! “I Like Turtles” Zombie Kid! Techno Viking! Personally, I think that if you’re going to put Ronald Jenkees in your video, then get out of the fucking way. This was a tragic under/misuse of Ronald Jenkees. But it’s nice to see that Rick Rolling is still going strong in 2009. Stay gold, pony meme.