If the internet is known for one thing, that thing is humorous videos. It was brilliant of the Youtube guys to tap into that obvious (in hindsight) wellspring of killer-app, and we all have our favorites over the years. One of my very favorites, and perhaps yours as well, is the Leprechaun video...a real classic of the genre, if you will. If you haven't seen it, or want to see it again, well here you go.
Now, many of you may be familiar with Daniel Tosh and his web video sendup comedy programme Tosh.0 on Comedy Central. Using his new found celebrity and the budget that appears to come with it, he's done some truly amazing meta-work in bringing 'Internet Celebrities' back from the realm of digital flash-in-the-pan to starring roles on his show. Well, this week it was the turn of the Leprechaun video, and several of the guys who were associated with it. Behold the good work that Tosh is doing via the 'extended' interview with Flute Man!
I think my very favorite part of the video is the look of genuine shock and astonishment when the guy whips THE 'leprechaun flute' out of his coat pocket. You can see the edited piece that actually aired, complete with the original 'sketch artist' here. While both the notion of overnight Internet Celebrity, and the meta enjoyment coming from unearthing them and parading them around may be a fleeing side-effect of the current phase of development of the Internet, it sure is fun while it lasts.
Posted by charlie on July 28th 2011, 07:28 PM Share