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Daym Drops is a YouTube video blogger known for his reviews of fast food meals while sitting in the front seat of his car. He initially rose to viral fame in August 2012 after The Gregory Brothers auto-tuned one of his reviews and continues to publish videos through his YouTube channel. In April 2013, he announced he would be taking his enthusiastic reviews to cable TV with the upcoming Travel Channel series Best Daym Takeout.
Daymon Patterson originally launched his YouTube channel under the name “Ghetto News Network” on May 23rd, 2010. His first upload was a commercial-style video for a McDonald’s frappe (shown below, left). After uploading two other videos and setting up his Twitter and Facebook fan page in spring of 2011, he switched to an in-car monologue format with a review of a Dunkin’ Donuts Frozen Hot Chocolate drink (shown below, right) uploaded on June 7th, 2011. In the 5-minute clip, he tastes the drink and shares his thoughts about its flavor before serenading the cup in happiness.
By June 2012, Patterson’s YouTube account had reached 1,000 subscribers, and by March 2013, he had reached 100,000 subscribers. As of April 2013, he has more than 114,000 subscribers and nearly 11 million video views, averaging approximately 9,600 views per day.
Five Guys Review
On April 26th, 2012, Patterson uploaded an emphatic review of a double cheeseburger and french fries from the American restaurant chain Five Guys. Almost four months later, on August 2nd, 2012, the video was featured on men’s culture blog Mantra. On August 12th, Redditor Just4Lulzz submitted the review to the /r/videos subreddit, where it accrued more than 8,000 upvotes, 1,000 comments and 2,000 points overall before being archived. Over the next several days, the video was featured on Hypervocal, What’s Trending, MSN Now, Gawker and the Daily Dot. As of April 2013, the Five Guys review has more than 3.5 million views.
On August 15th, The Gregory Brothers released an autotuned version of Daym Drops’ Five Guys review titled “Oh My Dayum” (shown below, left). This auto-tuned version was featured on a number of news and food blogs including Grub Street New York, NPR, Eater and Laughing Squid. Five days later, Daym Drops uploaded a response video (shown below, right) thanking the Gregory Brothers for remixing his video and singing their version into an oscillating fan.
Travel Channel TV Show
On April 23rd, 2013, the Travel Channel announced Patterson would be hosting a limited series titled “Best Daym Takeout,” and document his cross-country journey in search of the best carry out restaurants. The following day, he explained further details in a YouTube video (shown below), noting that the show would not deter him from regularly updating his YouTube channel. Although the airing schedule has not been revealed yet, the series is slated for premiere some time in 2013.
Daymon Patterson was born on September 24th, 1977 and resides near Hartford, Connecticut. While making his early videos for YouTube, he also maintained the blog Ask Daym, where he posted written prose as well as relationship advice. Following the success of the auto-tuned version of his Five Guys review in August 2012, he participated in a video Reddit AMA (shown below), where he spoke about the process of working with the Gregory Brothers as well as his future plans as a food reviewer. He was also profiled by the Daily Dot that month, sharing his reaction to his sudden fame and his dedication to his fanbase, which he calls his “fam.” He became a YouTube partner that October, allowing him to quit his day job at a car dealership to make videos full time within a month. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, he also maintains accounts on Instagram and Keek to stay connected with his fans.
What’s Trending – YouTube Foodie Takes On Five Guys Burgers And Fries (VIDEO)
Grub Street New York – Watch an Auto-Tuned Review of a ‘Dayum’ Good Five Guys Burger
Scripps Networks News Release – Travel Channel expands 2013 programming with four new original series