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Smosh’s Pokémon

March 4, 2011

Title of video: Pokémon Theme Music Video
Uploader:
Smosh
Date posted: November 2005
Context:
Two friends, Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla were encourage to post their humorous lip syncing videos online. It became instantly popular and with 24.7 million views before being removed, was one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time.
Subject:
The video features the duo lip-synching the original English theme song for Poke’mon,
was removed by YouTube after the website received a notice from Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd., indicating copyright infringement)
Analysis:
The success of their Pokémon video and other videos led Smosh to be featured in the “Person of the Year: You” 2006 Time Magazine. It lso inspired them to expand their style beyond basic lip-synching videos, and eventually start doing their videos more like mini-skits and sketch comedies.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. weildbet permalink
    March 19, 2011 12:48 pm

    Was that Buddy Jesus in there?

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