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Walking on Sunshine is a video remix series based on footage from an episode of the reality television show Intervention detailing a young woman’s struggle with inhalant addiction. The videos usually feature the 1983 hit single with the same name by the English-American rock band Katrina and the Waves for comedic effect.
In Season 4 Episode 19 of the A&E reality show Intervention, originally aired on August, 11th, 2008, a woman named Allison is confronted by her family for having an unhealthy addiction to huffing computer duster (shown below, left). On August 15th, YouTuber meowmitchell uploaded a montage of notable scenes from the episode (shown below, right), receiving over 860,000 views and 1,300 comments in the following five years.
On August 15th, 2008, Ebaumsworld user mystardustc uploaded a remix video featuring footage of Allison huffing duster accompanied by the 1983 hit single “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves (shown below, left). Two days later, YouTuber Larry Madill uploaded a montage of scenes from the Intervention episode accompanied by the song “Because I Got High” by Afroman (shown below, right). In the following five years, the video gained more than 200,000 views and 500 comments.
On September 21st, 2009, A&E aired a follow-up episode of Intervention in which Allison celebrates one year of sobriety and attempting to make amends for the way she behaved as a drug addict. On April 28th, 2010, Comedy Central aired an episode of the animated television series South Park, in which the talking towel character Towelie develops an addiction to computer duster. In the episode, Towelie is shown reenacting several scenes from the Intervention episode (shown below).
On October 4th, 2011, the pop culture blog The Frisky posted a list of items that could be used to create a Halloween costume of Allison as seen in the Intervention episode. (shown below, left). On June 22nd, 2012, the web comic Don Depresso published an illustration mocking computer duster inhalation (shown below, right).