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What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of?

"Inexplicable" is the best word I can use to describe it. Videos that make you wonder, "Who made this, and why?" Even if the answer is attainable.

A few examples:
Nearly everything by wendyvanity.
The classic, Colin's Bear Animation.
Hitler Sparta.
Or even Batpussy.

While some of these were certainly made with the purpose of being strange, I'm not looking for, say, weird Michel Gondry videos.
posted by cmoj to Media & Arts (87 answers total) 217 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nala the Laughing Cat (ORIGINAL)
posted by Greg Nog at 12:36 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dan Deacon & Liam Lynch's Drinking Out of Cups

SEAHORSES. FOREVAH.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 12:40 PM on December 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


pickle surprise!
posted by ChefJoAnna at 12:41 PM on December 28, 2010 [8 favorites]


banana face firecrackers.
posted by AzraelBrown at 12:42 PM on December 28, 2010 [7 favorites]


Seinfelled
posted by naju at 12:44 PM on December 28, 2010


This pre-dates YouTube and was probably one of the first videos I saw on the net that made me go "What the fuck did I just see?"
posted by bondcliff at 12:45 PM on December 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


Anything by Cyriak?
posted by Calzephyr at 12:50 PM on December 28, 2010 [8 favorites]


Anything by Shaye St. John, especially Skin Tape and Wire Therapy.
posted by 4ster at 12:50 PM on December 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


Goddess Bunny
posted by fire&wings at 12:54 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ditto-ing ImproviseOrDie. Best video EVAH.
posted by wowbobwow at 12:56 PM on December 28, 2010


Yatta!
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:01 PM on December 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


Jesus. Watching all these it feels like it's 4AM, I'm 13 and I've been playing MUDs all night. Perfect. Keep it coming.
posted by cmoj at 1:04 PM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Two girls, one cup. I will not provide a link. Beware.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:05 PM on December 28, 2010


A couple of classics: Hatten Ar Din! and Schfifty Five.
posted by jbickers at 1:07 PM on December 28, 2010




Poodle Exercise with Humans
posted by jclovebrew at 1:13 PM on December 28, 2010 [7 favorites]


Motocross training
posted by Confess, Fletch at 1:19 PM on December 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


Came here to say HATT-BABY and was beaten to it by jbickers! So instead I will leave you with this Bollywood hand puppet parody.
posted by elizardbits at 1:21 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, as bondcliff mentions, everything ever done by the awesome ThreeBrain dudes defies description. My favourites were "Koko the Talking Monkey" and "OPEN FIRE!", neither of which I can find, alas.
posted by elizardbits at 1:29 PM on December 28, 2010


WolfgoreShow. He's responsible for the Pizza Song video that floated around the internet recently. I particularly enjoy this one.
posted by evisceratordeath at 1:37 PM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]




Ottoman-humping
Will not link, but search for "Japanese eel porn."
Anything by Perry Logan (he's a fixture on Austin's community-access TV)
posted by adamrice at 1:43 PM on December 28, 2010


Another latecomer with hatten ar din... so here's the Hasselhoffian Incursion (warning: do not click)
posted by Mchelly at 1:55 PM on December 28, 2010


WTFrench Poop Song. My sincere apologies that the link is ebaumsworld. I'm still confused as to what exactly it is.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 1:58 PM on December 28, 2010


Tunak Tunak Tun. Arguably best viewed under the influence and without any context whatsoever -- but! There is an explanation for it, which I find hilarious.
posted by clavicle at 2:03 PM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Now listen, if you watch this, what happens next is NOT MY FAULT, OK?

I give you...

rampaging giant bunnies...
London's burning...
Swedish uke? banjo?...
...and Margaret Thatcher's floating head.

Hang in there, wait for it...

I mean, WHY? What? I just--I--I dunno. But you asked.

Blame chrismear.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:06 PM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh wait, hold the phone, we're missing Lobster Magnet! There, that's better. Probably lots more on albinoblacksheep but that one is guaranteed inexplicable.
posted by clavicle at 2:13 PM on December 28, 2010


How to Dance Properly has made me laugh for years. The Advanced Seminar didn't have the element of surprise, but still hilarious.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:20 PM on December 28, 2010


If you like song-poems (for some value of "like"), let me recommend The Original Crazy Dave. That one's the most...um...extraordinary, but they're all in the great song-poem tradition.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:26 PM on December 28, 2010


Too Greedy to Barf. It's a strangely catchy song, and yet it is still profoundly weird.
posted by oreofuchi at 2:41 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]




Oh, the Whale Man... I'm not even sure if "NSFW" counts, really. There'd have to be some context under which one could do what that dude is doing in a work-safe manner, and I don't think that's possible.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 2:53 PM on December 28, 2010




Oh, Whale Man.

While enjoying his dance stylings, YouTube kindly informed me that inflatable dresses were the fashion of the future, and now I see why. Not just stylish; they protect against water-cooler assaults!
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:34 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


How to dance at a Rave
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:10 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


All of the Zuiikin' English videos, in which Japanese people learn English by exercising. ("Spare me my life" being the most famous.)
posted by free hugs at 4:11 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hyakugojyuuichi!!! by Neil Cicierega (animutation; classic intarwebz pre-youtube)
We Like The Moon by rathergood
posted by flex at 4:28 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


kitty cat dance
posted by spinturtle at 4:56 PM on December 28, 2010


This is among the oddest videos I have watched recently. May not be safe for work.
posted by Sternmeyer at 7:57 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Go to YouTube and search for "Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe." It's an old MTV video, but so weird.
posted by 4ster at 9:14 PM on December 28, 2010




We recently saw this one on the blue, in case you missed it....
posted by seawallrunner at 9:55 PM on December 28, 2010


Charlieeeee! Charlie the unicorn!!

bonus: drinking game when you drink everytime anyone says 'Charlie'. Humans aren't meant to play
posted by litleozy at 1:41 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


My blog at: http://hubs.tumblr.com/search/youtube

is continually being filled with weird videos.
posted by hubs at 8:26 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I give you Barack O-bollywood.
posted by Acey at 11:24 AM on December 29, 2010






Gotta sign in to see this one. This was my post on the link.
posted by zerobyproxy at 1:25 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tim and Eric have basically made a living doing videos like these.

Polite Dance Song
We are Water (NSFW)
Spagett

Usually better enjoyed when under the influence.

In any case, some classics:

McCain Girls
George Washington
Dog Malfunction: Jazz Version
Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend
Dog Police
posted by dubusadus at 3:35 PM on December 29, 2010


This video (warning... VERY NSFW) made me wonder why anyone made it when I saw it a few weeks back. The WTF moment is about 50 or so seconds in.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:29 PM on December 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


Plushie Schwartz
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:42 PM on December 29, 2010




Babycakes
posted by dobbs at 6:56 PM on December 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


Nothing on the internet has ever made me laugh as hard as Captain Lou's Steady Descent Into Madness. It's older than internet dirt, but it still works like crazy on me.
posted by mintcake! at 7:15 PM on December 29, 2010


Technoviking

posted by chaff at 7:21 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


OOBE
Young Van Damme
Powerthirst
Hella music video
Super Awesome Homeless Dude
It Came From Below!

Was gonna post a link to the fisherman in the seafood restaurant story/video but can't find it.
posted by dobbs at 7:25 PM on December 29, 2010


http://warmandfuzzyfeeling.com/

You know, for Christmas.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:55 PM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Bingo the Clown
posted by dephlogisticated at 8:06 PM on December 29, 2010




I hope this fits your criteria, mostly because this is the most AMAZING music video I have ever seen.

Shine On Me by Chris Dane Owens.

Watch the whole thing. In HD.
posted by bibliogrrl at 8:31 PM on December 29, 2010






Spatula City
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:16 PM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


'What is this I don't even' by a YouTube poster named SpastikChuwawa who seems to have a (slightly less inexplicable) hate on for Dane Cook.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:41 PM on December 29, 2010


Trilobyte by the Visiting Kids
posted by geckoinpdx at 11:07 PM on December 29, 2010




I'm not sure which is most inexplicable in this video: 1) that someone thought it was a good idea to teach English to Japanese people while also doing aerobics at the same time, 2) that someone thought the particular choice of phrase in this video would be generally useful, 3) the dance/aerobic steps they settled on, 4) the music they settled on, (DJ Casio Keyboard?) 5) the costumes (though admittedly this could be explained if this was late 80s), 6) the fact that one of the costumes says "fraulein", or 7) that this is part of a seemingly extensive series of videos (all strange) which are also on YouTube.
posted by JMOZ at 5:38 AM on December 30, 2010


Aw, come on, gotta happen, no?
posted by thinkpiece at 6:39 AM on December 30, 2010


Moongina.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:47 AM on December 30, 2010


8:46 AM — a serious mime about 9/11.
posted by tallus at 9:02 AM on December 30, 2010


I Sing Fantastic, Hey Hey Hey...too obvious?
posted by anazgnos at 1:17 PM on December 30, 2010


Tammy Wynette in Justified and Ancient.
posted by tamitang at 1:25 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm still going through the above (god bless you all), so apologies if these have already been covered.

Off the top of my head:
-Everlasting Blort, thanks be to one Madame Jujujive, is an absolutely invaluable resource.
-Anything by Paper Rad.
-"What Up, World." (Quicktime.)
-Meow!!!!!!!
-Ran Ran Ru
-Clementine the Living Fashion Doll.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 1:47 PM on December 30, 2010


Tickle Finger Land
posted by sleevener at 2:54 PM on December 30, 2010


Oo Lola!
Cakey-Oke
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats at 3:25 PM on December 30, 2010


Oh duh, Spoonguard (mentioned before on MeFi)

Maybe even Schfifty-five?
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats at 3:31 PM on December 30, 2010


I LOVE YOU CHEETOS
posted by homunculus at 8:55 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Why do you think you are nuts?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:48 PM on December 30, 2010


David Firth's stuff ranges from dreamy to horrifying:

ptikobj
milkman
spoilsbury toast boy -2
spoilsbury toast boy -1
10 different types of soup
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 12:59 AM on December 31, 2010


drukqs.
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:22 AM on December 31, 2010


Trololo. I can't believe no one else posted it yet.
posted by Deathalicious at 3:12 PM on December 31, 2010


This music video. You need to watch past the first minute or so to work out what's happening.
posted by mippy at 6:40 AM on January 2, 2011


My Hands Are Bananas
posted by KLF at 12:36 PM on January 2, 2011


hippy yoga weirdo farmers
posted by benzenedream at 10:58 PM on January 3, 2011






I have to reform the ninja empire. Which is why I took away the golden ninja warrior.

I had this stuck in my head for days, robbing me of my ability to sleep.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 8:14 PM on January 30, 2011


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