Top 10 Viral Comedy Videos of 2008
8. Miley Cyrus '7 Things' Spoof
Hannah Montana may be topping the teen music charts, but in the world of viral comedy video, a spoof of her shtick stole the show. Coming in at number 8 is the parody of Miley Cyrus's song "7 Things," performed by solo parody artist VenetianPrincess.
The revisionist lyricist takes Cyrus's song recounting all the things she hates about her ex-boyfriend and twists it into a tune that enumerates all the things girls do that "straight guys don't realize." At least in VenetianPrincess's case, those things include creating an Internet sensation that snagged more than 11 million views.
7. How to Be a Nerd
In a year filled with countless antics of the Seth Rogen/Michael Cera school, it's hardly surprising that a homemade instructional video on "how to be a nerd" became a smash hit. Accumulating close to 12 million views, the clumsily edited clip shows two young boys who demonstrate all sorts of nerd-friendly moves.
Suffice it to say, Dwight Schrute would be proud. Actually, he'd probably scoff and launch into a detailed explanation of why "nerd" is not an appropriately descriptive term. But you get the point.