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Filthy Frank is the online handle of YouTuber DizastaMusic who is known for his comedy performances in a pink lycra suit, as well as popularizing the “Harlem shake” trend in February of 2013.
The DizastaMusic YouTube channel was created on June 15th, 2008. The first video was uploaded to the channel several days later on June 19th, featuring a masked man wearing a rasta costume dancing to the song “Get Low” by rapper Lil Jon (shown below).
On March 31st, 2010, the @FilthyFrank Twitter feed was created, accumulating over 11,900 followers within the next three years. On December 8th, 2011, the official Filthy Frank Facebook page was created, which received more than 42,800 likes within the next 14 months.
Pink Lycra Suit
On February 29th, 2012, a video titled “Mr. Pink and Friends” was uploaded to the DizastaMusic YouTube channel featuring Frank and another man in lycra body suits acting deranged and staging pranks in public places (shown below, left). Within one year, the video received over 229,000 views and 590 comments. On May 12th, Filthy Frank published a video in which he dances to the song “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex while wearing the pink lycra body suit (shown below, right). Over the course of the next nine months, the video garnered upwards of 1.2 million views and 4,000 comments.
Other Notable Videos
On February 2nd, 2013, Filthy Frank uploaded a video in which he and several friends wearing different colored body suits perform variations of the “Harlem shake” dance (shown below). Over the next week, the video accumulated over 350,000 views and inspired many other YouTubers to create additional “Harlem shake” videos.
Filthy Frank is know for using racial and ethnic humor in his skits, which may be perceived offensive by some viewers. On May 31st, 2012, Frank uploaded a video in which he performs his own interpretations of 100 accents from around the world based on racial and ethnic stereotypes (shown below, left), followed by a second part uploaded on June 12th (shown below, right).
On August 25th, Frank uploaded a similar video titled “How to Say Hello in 30 Languages,” performing additional impersonations of people in various countries from around the world (shown below). All three videos rank in Filthy Frank’s top five most viewed as of February 2013.
The identity of Filthy Frank has yet to be verified. In December of 2012, YouTuber BlamedForRape commented to a DizastaMusic video claiming that Frank’s real name was George Miller and that they had attended high school together (shown below).