Chapter 8: Don’t Tell Me a Story

Will It Blend? – iPhone (2007)

Baby Monkey (Going Backwards On A Pig) – Parry Gripp (2010)

Dancing Baby (Original version: 1996)

Dancing Banana/It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time (Original version: 2001)

Star Wars Kid (Original version: 2002)

Numa Numa (2004)

Evolution of Dance – By Judson Laipply (2006)
Judson Laipply goes through the history of dance from Elvis to Jay-Z in 6 minutes.

David After Dentist (2009)
As the anesthesia wears off, seven-year-old David questions reality.

“Chocolate Rain” Original Song by Tay Zonday (2007)


The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments (2006)
One of the many copies posted of our original viral video. The primary version was posted on, which is no longer available.

JK Wedding Entrance Dance (2009)
Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz are about to get married, but first, their whole wedding party comes dancing down the aisle.

OK Go – Here It Goes Again (2006)
OK Go’s classic video, dancing on treadmills.

Improv Everywhere : Frozen Grand Central (2008)
Charlie Todd’s Improv Everywhere is particularly good at creating situations that provoke great candid responses.

The Extreme Sticky Note Experiments (2008)
This, our third major video, saw many of its views on Vimeo. And unfortunately, it takes an agonizing 58 seconds to get to the good stuff.

The Sneezing Baby Panda (2006)

Battle at Kruger (2007)
At 8 minutes, this is still nothing but the money shots.

Soldier homecoming surprise mix (2010)

The Best Surprise Military Homecomings: PART ONE (2010)

christian the lion (2008)
This video distills the story down to the bare essentials, giving us just enough setup to understand the payoff.

Web Therapy : Episode 1 (2011)

The Office Webisodes – The Accountants – #1 The Books Don’t Balance (2011)

The Landlord (2007)
This unusually successful narrative-based video was a smash hit, utilizing the star power of Will Ferrell and some unforgettable sideshow moments from little Pearl.

Will Ferrell’s Bush Meets Fey’s Palin on ‘SNL’ (Original version: 2008)

Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog: Act 1, Part 1 (2008)
One of the other rare successes of narrative online, Dr. Horrible uses the format of a video blog to great effect, plus it has the writing of Joss Whedon and lots of star power.

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