On the occasion of YouTube’s 5th Anniversary, Conan O’Brien has offered up his five favorite YouTube videos. I’ll let him do the introductions, and below, you can find the five videos he’s listed.
Leeroy Jenkins: For the first time in my life, I found myself actually nodding ahead in agreement with the YouTube commenters. Wha?
Pinky the Cat: I told myself I’d never post a cat video on the site, and yet here I am. It’s so fucking worth it, though.
CSI: Miami — Endless Caruso One-Liners: This one I’ve seen. It’s funny for about 30 seconds, and then you want to beat David Caruso to death with a ballpeen hammer and a used condom. I do find it distressing, however, that this one has only been seen 4 million times, compared to the 16 million times the Leeroy Jenkins video has been viewed.
Winnebego Man: Absofuckinglutely brilliant. There’s actually a pretty great documentary out about this dude, Jack Rebney, and the origins of this video. It’s called appropriately enough, Winnebego Man. Find it. I think it’s still on the festival circuit.
SPIEGEL TV - Der Trololo-Song: I loathe this video. Loathe. It was created for one reason, and one reason alone: To drive a person insane in under two minutes and forty-seven seconds. It works more times than not. (Embedding has been disabled, and I warn you: If you go over to YouTube to see it, you may never come back. Here it is.