Ballad of Douchebag Quadbike

Ballad of Douchebag Quadbike

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“Ballad of Douchebag Quadbike” is a parody song based on a YouTube music video starring Ben Ryan Meztger, an aspiring actor who professes his undying love for his ex-lover Loren set to the tune of Bad English’s 1989 hard rock song “When I See You Smile.” Titled “Lost Love Story,” the music video became a prominent subject of parodies and remixes due to its offbeat visual cues like off-road driving and lifting oversized tractor wheels in the countryside. He was dubbed “Douchebag Quadbike” as he is frequently seen riding a four-wheel vehicle throughout the song.

Origin

The music video was uploaded via YouTube by CaptainAmericaAddict[1] in September 2008. The original video[8], along with his follow-up response video, has been since hidden from public viewing by the uploader, who is widely believed to be Ben Ryan himself. The version below is a recapture of the video dubbed with YouTuber Japanese TeaSet’s commentaries.



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The video was subsequently linked across eBaumsworld[2], Gamespot forums[3], Smosh forums[4], Cracked[5], The Toyota Owners Club[6] and many more. It is also important to note that many of the forum posts about the video carry nearly identical descriptions, something along the lines of:


Just saw this and I was just blown away after reading the emotional comments to the vid and I had to share! This is real life and what this guy did is just unbelievable considering he filmed this all himself and took 9 months to do it. And at first I didn’t understand what he was doing moving all these things around but the mystery quickly unfolded and when I saw him jump off the cliff I gasped and was like OHHH MYYY GAWWDD!

What do you think? Will he beat the odds? I mean this is a true life real life story! The message at the end is so true too.


Some viewers speculated that Ryan’s video was merely an aspiring actor’s attempt at promoting his audition videos for the 2011 blockbuster film Captain America, citing his IMDB profile[7] and YouTube account[1] name as possible evidence.



Ballad of Douche Quadbike

“The Ballad of Douche Quadbike” is a song performed by YouTuber Redburga, also known as Zoot Sanchez. The song was positively received and went onto spawn several derivative videos but it also came under fire from Ben Ryan’s genuine “fans” on Cracked forums.



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