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“I’m gonna do an Internet” is a video remix series based on a cutscene from the short animated feature “asdfmovie4” by YouTuber TomSka. Within days of upload, the video received millions of views and inspired a number of remixes and response videos for its stick-figure aesthetics and non-sequitur humor.
Animated by Ben Smallman and composed by Todd Bryanton, “asdfmovie4” was uploaded by YouTuber Tomska on September 2nd, 2011. The video reel consists of short cutscenes featuring various stick-figure characters with one-liners, mostly depicting random and absurd scenarios like throwing cheese at a flying saucer: The phrase “I’m gonna do an Internet” can be heard in the opening scene:
The video was well-received on YouTube, gaining over 1.5 million views within the first day of upload. As of September 13th, 2011, the video has been viewed over 4.3 million times and given the recognition of #1 top rated video of the month in Comedy category. Prior to the release of this video, YouTuber Tomska first became widely known as the origin of the catchphrase I like train.
The video was featured on numerous blogs and online communities including Memebase, The Daily What, Smosh, DeviantART, Milks and Cookies and Digg among others, spawning a number of spin-offs and derivative videos animated in a similar style.
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