Top 5 Viral YouTube Videos from 1911

Flugelhorn Feline

You so clever, Google.

Every year, Google puts out a strong showing for April Fool’s Day. This year, one of their YouTube April Fool’s Day jokes is actually pretty darn well put together, even from a pseudo-artistic perspective.

Watch the video first, then look below to see the modern-day references to 4 of the 5 video memes. I’m still not sure what “Swing Flummox” refers to but I’m sure someone will let me know in the comments:

#5 – “The Irksome Citrus” – “The Annoying Orange

#4 – “Buggy Intruder” = “Bed Intruder Song

#3 – “Swing Flummox”= JD is flummoxed

#2 – “Horse & Buggy Crash” (aka “Ruth Roll’d) = Rickroll (which I cannot link to as it would break the site and a vow we made long ago)

#1 – “Flugelhorn Feline” = “Keyboard Cat

Well played, YouTube and Google.

Be sure to check out Urgo’s site for an ongoing compiled list of April Fool’s Day activity.

JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

10 thoughts on “Top 5 Viral YouTube Videos from 1911

  1. I think this was a great April Fool’s joke considering one of my friends asked was Youtube created in 1911? Ha ha ha, common sense seems to be lost on this day.

  2. This was very clever. I love the video quality. It can almost pass for being 1911. The internet was invented until the 1980s, however Youtube was around in 1911. EPIC!

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