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BRODYQUEST is an animated music video featuring an exploitable image of actor Adrien Brody going about his normal day set to catchy music. Throughout the video, Brody continually walks from the left of the screen to the right of it while the scenery behind him changes in repeated cycle. The video became immensely popular on YouTube for its catchy tunes and psychedelic visuals, spawning a series of parodies and derivatives titled (X) Quest.


The original song and the music video was produced by Neil Cicierega[1], the creator of “Harry Putter Puppet Pals” and “Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.” He uploaded the video via YouTube on June 1st, 2010 with the description “the best day of Adrien Brody’s life.”

The video recounts a day in the life of Adrien Brody. Brody is shown waking up early in the morning and starting his journey from home and then to park. He then travels to the ocean where he is joined by starfish in his journey. He then travels past numerous famous landmarks. He then travels to the outer space where Brody becomes a intergalactic rock n’ roll star, and uses his new-found power to create a world that revolves around him.


The video became popular primarily in the United States and Canada, where the online buzz generated over one million views, at least 10,000 comments and 20,000 likes on YouTube. Numerous derivatives soon followed as response videos, featuring similar themes and the same soundtrack with different celebrities and well-known characters.

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Creator’s Response

On June 22nd, 2010, an interview article with Cicierega was posted on Screened[2], in which he discussed his reaction to the viral success of Brodyquest. In the interview, he explained that the video was made to fit into the theme of his redesigned Youtube Channel and that the catchy word “Brodyquest” inspired him to make the video.

Months later on May 26th, 2011, Cicierega released the sequel to his original BRODYQUEST video through a separate YouTube account 2Neil2Cicierega. For this video, Cicierega used footage of Adrien Brody receiving his first Oscar for Best Actor in 2003, and replaced the background orchestra with the BRODYQUEST theme.

On December 20, 2011, Neil Cicierega made a post on his tumblr blog promoting an Brodyquest Song remix contest. [4]

The Actor

Adrien Brody was born April 14th, 1973 in Woodhaven, Queens. He is an Oscar-winning actor who is known for his roles in numerous movies including King Kong, The Pianist, and Midnight in Paris. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29, the youngest actor to receive the honor. During the award ceremony, he kissed American actress Halle Berry, which was sampled in BRODYQUEST 2.

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External References

[1]YouTube – User Profile: Neil Cicerega

[2]Screened – Interview with Neil Cicierega, The Man Behind Brodyquest

[3]YouTube – User Profile: 2Neil2Cicierega

[4]tumblr – Neil Cicierega

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Your words make no sense. It wasn’t confirmed cause no-one had bothered to write a good page for it. It got updated recently to a much higher quality, and thus bam. Confirmed. If you’re such a fan, you should have requested editorship to get it improved faster.

Current memes are marked with stuff like Fresh, so they’re the new ones. We have a bunch of those every week. Obviously it’s going to be the older memes that get confirmed instead, cause you don’t wanna announce every new meme as being Confirmed, and then poof! Dead within a week. And you can’t just ignore a meme cause it’d old. What if we forget to add a All Your Base page? Should we not make one cause its so old? No, we do it anyway, cause it’s important internet history and a significant meme.

Think before you type.


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