Littlest King Kong
The Little Superstar
Not much is known about the star of this superviral hit. It's a clip from a Tamil Indian movie called Adisaya Pirari from the 1980s. The clip stars an actor who apparently carries the moniker "King Kong." King Kong is a midget, but one with an odd, childlike look. He's got some crazy dance moves and he smokes a cigarette. Watch at your own risk--it's truly strange.
This famous sketchfrom the April 8, 2000, Saturday Night Live show starring Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken features 1970s band Blue Oyster Cult in the recording studio cutting their big hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper." Walken plays the hotshot record producer who's convinced the success of the track depends on how much cowbell (the cowbell played with abandon by Ferrell) can be put into the mix. Largely because of this viral video, Generation Y kids could be heard uttering "more cowbell" to each other and giggling in shopping malls across America in 2004.
The Worst Newscaster in History
It was young Brian Collins' first night on the sports desk. The teleprompter malfunctioned. The teleprompter started rolling too fast. This viral video is a painful (and funny) recording of what happened as a result: one of the biggest broadcast bloopers ever. The video got so popular that Collins appeared on the CBS Early Show and Letterman. ESPN did a story about him too.