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Drunk Jeff Goldblum is a series of commercial parody videos starring American actor Jeff Goldblum in which the audio track is slowed down to make his speech sound slurred. The most notable instances of the series are based on Apple’s TV commercials voiced by Goldblum and released in 1999.
The earliest known slowed-down video featuring Jeff Goldblum was based on a 1999 TV commercial for Apple and uploaded by YouTuber notatypewriter on July 30th, 2007. Since its upload, the video has gained at least 1.4 million views over the span of five years. In pop culture, Jeff Goldblum is best known for his acting roles in The Fly, Jurassic Park and Independence Day and on the Internet, he is also known for the Jeff Goldblum is Watching You Poop image macro series.
On September 16th, 2007, a link to YouTuber notatypewriter’s video was submitted by NeoGAF Forum member OmgRite in a discussion thread titled “Drunk Jeff Goldblum + Apple computer.” However, the parody video remained largely unexposed until it was picked up by various pop culture news sites and internet humor blogs in early April 2008, from The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to Milk and Cookies, Videogum and eBaumsworld. Throughout the summer of 2008, a handful of other time-stretched parodies of Apple’s TV commercials starring Jeff Goldblum surfaced on YouTube, including major contributions from YouTuber DrunkYT.
By 2009, the concept had been applied to other well-known footage of Jeff Goldblum as seen in television and films, such as scenes from the 1993 American sci-fi film Jurassic Park and his guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. In addition, there are a number of similar parodies featuring the voices of other celebrities and Apple commercial models.
Paypal Ad Parody
On October 16th, 2012, the meme returned to spotlight with YouTuber Kyle J. Britt’s slowed-down parody of a Paypal advertisement starring Jeff Goldblum. In the following week, the latest update in the series was picked up by Jason Kottke, Gawker and The Atlantic Wire among others.