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Billy Herrington

Last posted Dec 03, 2009 at 10:43AM EST. Added Sep 08, 2009 at 05:31PM EDT
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Someone should make a page for the Billy Herrington meme. Agree / disagree?

I tried but it got axed for suckage, apparently.

Sep 08, 2009 at 05:31PM EDT
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Maybe because he’s not a meme ?

Sep 08, 2009 at 06:14PM EDT
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Nah he’s definitely a meme, just not a big one in the US. Youtube his name sometime and you’ll see loads of bizarre remixes of his porno movies.

Sep 08, 2009 at 07:28PM EDT
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I’m agree with you jackhorkheimer. It’s memitude is almost as great as of RAN RAN RU.

I’ve watched a lot of his videos on Nicodouga. Unfortunately, as the basis material for this meme is a gay video, people are reluctant at sharing it outside of Nicodouga (where RAN RAN RU is not)

I have tried deciphering the Nicodouga encyclopedia entry for it, using different translators with no success. It’s viewable here : http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/レスリングシリーズ

@Tomberry : If you’re not a Nicodouga member, then you can at least measure its success on youtube with the following youtube links :

Billy Herrington wrestling series on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=レスリングシリーズ&search=tag
The latest “WTF” video of him, featured in 3D : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86wKWjvUD50
Billy Herrington at Nicovideo (japanese, registration required) : http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/レスリングシリーズ
(there is 4597 videos of it, the most viewed one is over 600 000 views)

As of what i’ve understood of it, it somehow similar to the “Rickroll” meme : People posted Billy Herrington original work on Nicodouga (first video was deleted, but uploaded the 10th august 2007) , then provided link with an “interesting title”, and the clicker was redirected to this infamous video. After that, how japanese people decided to make multiple MAD movies of him is beyond my understanding.

There is also a few statements of its meme status on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Herrington#Internet_meme

EDIT : In case the entry could be revived (i’ve seen in your profile you already posted an entry for Billy Herrington), you should renamed it into Wrestling series, as it’s closer to the title used on Nicodouga.

There is also Philosophy and Fairy forest, but I think they make a lot less sense than “Wrestling series”…

Sep 16, 2009 at 10:44AM EDT
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Well, it was not HIDDENed for suckage. If we could axe entries just because they where terribly written, my job would be super easy.

It’s not that bad of an entry neither, it may just be the fact he is a porn star and those videos are creepy as hell.

Not really content that this website wants to feature. Unless another admin can tell me different.

Sep 16, 2009 at 01:30PM EDT
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I though Goatse was creepier than Billy Herrington, but I understand your point. I lost many friends after posting just a few of Nicodouga’s work of him. :/

In case you need info or some of the less creepier works, you can ask me :)

Sep 16, 2009 at 02:03PM EDT
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As far i’m concerned here, I saw many times one of that Billy Herrington 3d thing with vocaloid and Inital D. I scared the crap out of Captain Blubber with it !
I’m like hypnotized by the WTF factor that comes from it.

But here, I think that it’s the same thing between Pingas and Dr.Robotnik.
One is a meme, the other a character.
So here, as you fairly said G0 DVL, aside that the gay pornstar career thing and the creepiness don’t disturb me that much, it’s more about what is surrounding Billy Herrington as a meme than Billy Herrington himself.

Sep 16, 2009 at 04:01PM EDT
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I wish I could read japanese to provide source information about their memes :(

As for Billy Herringtone’s meme “Wrestling series”, it may started like a Rickroll, but it ended like RAN RAN RU : corrupting other animes, musics, contexts with its content in mash-ups videos using animations, the actors faces and sounds of slaping… grapping and others (dunno how everything is called in english)

Like RAN RAN RU, there is no imitating works (ie : Batman doing ran ran ru ? or anyone doing Pants wrestling ?), except by a few unknown people more fanatic to their memes.

EDIT : In case you need to make someone stop watching Naruto : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvCThR7QkBw
Same for Bleach : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wd0vmQMgmI

Sep 16, 2009 at 04:59PM EDT
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Okay, I know what you may think:
“reviving this pearl from page 10” isn’t what I have in my mind right now.

I saw the phenomenon, I saw a great amount of videos and articles.

Billy herrington IS a meme under his japanese nickname of “Big brother” => 兄貴 (aniki). There’s no doubt about it, now that I realized all the Nico Nico Douga parodies and MADs that can be found out there.
I know most of the videos can be seen as “creepy” but they are creative and completely disrupt the “gay porn thing” to turn it into something funny, or that has nothing to do with it.

Please, admins, I beg you to reconsider the “invalid” entry thing for Billy Herrington or, if it’s not possible, I’m asking you if I can take care of a newer entry about it, flagged “NSFW” and explaining most of the things I found without showing too much “creepy” things in it.

Nov 30, 2009 at 09:14PM EST
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I approve of this ^^

In fact, Billy Herrington is not a meme itself, but I think that would be " レスリングシリーズ " (translated “Wrestling series” as seen on Wikipedia). As some videos are related to " レスリングシリーズ " (content edited with video clips of his works, often matching rythms or used as voice-over) without featuring him, I think that’ll suit better.

Other famous characters displayed in those videos are often an asian guy nicknamed “TDN” in a latex suit saying “f*ck you” or “Boy next door” :
- the tag “BOY♂NEXT♂DOOR” on Nicodouga !
- the following NSFW link which I just found, celebrating Van adrkholme’s birthday (in a japanese way >.
- You click on link
- You’ve been Gayrolled by Billy !
I can’t find another explanation of the number of view of the original video compared to the parodies.

Next, as japanese people usually do, they use the original content to match the music in animes, games, ect… much like the content displayed on youtube since the original video wouldn’t be interesting for common people.

OMG, they posted this on youtube >.< (NSFW) : Gayroll Nintendo Super Smash Bros : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enCqnwMq0_4

Dec 01, 2009 at 03:29PM EST
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Bump.
I won’t let this drown itself because some users prefer flooding on less relevant threads.

Dec 02, 2009 at 04:24AM EST
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@Tomberry : I might prepare a new entry for the “Wrestling series”, “Gayroll” or “gachimuchi”. Just give me some time and tonight i’ll prepare an page based on the structure / presentation of current memes for this meme. I’ll post a link here later.

Dec 02, 2009 at 04:39AM EST
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G0 DVL, I truly think that “Wrestling series”, “gayroll” and “gachimuchi” could be paragraph titles for an entry summing it all up and called “Big brother (兄貴)/Billy herrington meme” or something like that.
But yeah, let’s see what you’ll do about it. I just hope that second try won’t be marked as invalid.

Dec 02, 2009 at 04:44AM EST
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Ok, i’ve posted it here : http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/billy-herrington-wrestling-series

I’m at lack of words to describe memes, but i’ve condensed all the knowledge i’ve catched from the net (well.. except from the chan sources >.. :/

I joined videos that most of us would understand / recognize (Dr Mario, Card captor sakura) so maybe people might be more tolerant with it.

Dec 03, 2009 at 03:02AM EST
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