Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

All Your Base

“All Your Base Are Belong to Us” is a classic catchphrase that has been spawning derivatives at some level since at least 1998. Most of the early derivatives took the form of image macros and Flash animations, although the meme has spread to YouTube videos as well.

Published on 08/15/08



Kristina Chen (a.k.a YouTuber Tinaecmusic) is a webcam celebrity best known for singing karaoke versions of pop songs originally performed by 90s boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC. Since her YouTube debut in 2007, her performance videos have become a frequent target of ridicule and parodies on the web.

Published on 08/01/08


Cory's Sunglasses

Corey Delany is a teenage party starter turned famous due to a television interview in 2008. This followed his reckless party that caused $20,000 in damages. His interview became the forth most popular video for it’s time and created a roller coaster of events for the 16 year old. The video became known for Corey’s snappy answers.

Published on 02/06/08


Soulja Boy

“Crank That” is a viral dance craze started by DeAndre Cortez Way, AKA Soulja Boy Tell ’Em; a young rapper who managed to turn his MySpace and Youtube fame into a music entertainment career.

Published on 12/31/07


Chocolate Rain

Chocolate Rain is a viral video created by Tay Zonday that launched him into Internet fame. The video has been parodied and remixed in thousands of instances, eventually leading to Tay himself appearing on a number of television shows including a South Park parody. At over 54 million views, Chocolate rain is among the top 50 most viewed videos on YouTube of all time.

Published on 12/28/07


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