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Jonathan Frakes "Beyond Belief" Supercuts


Added 5 years ago by Matt • Updated 7 months ago by andcallmeshirley
Added 5 years ago by Matt • Updated 7 months ago by andcallmeshirley

Jonathan Frakes in a tan blazer
Jonathan Frakes in a tan blazer

About

Jonathan Frakes' Beyond Belief Supercuts refers to a series of clip compilations of actor Jonathan Frakes from the American the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. The videos have since been used as a reaction video, particularly the supercut of Frakes saying "You're Wrong."

Origin

On March 20th, 1998, actor Jonathan Frakes hosted his first episode of the television show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. On the series, Frakes introduced a number of short films about the paranormal, supernatural or other unexplained phenomena--some of which are reportedly true. After the presentation, Frakes would then let viewers know if the story was true or false.[1]

The earliest known supercut of Beyond Belief was published by YouTuber Mullet Head on April 3rd, 2011. That day, they uploaded a video of jokes told by Frakes on the series. The post received more than 13,000 views in less than a decade (shown below).



Spread

On July 26th, 2011, YouTuber Notesmash posted a video entitled "Jonathan Frakes is the Punmaster." The video is a supercut of various puns that Frakes told on Beyond Belief. Within the decade, the post received more than 41,000 views (shown below).



Jonathan Frakes Telling You You're Wrong for 47 Seconds

On April 12th, 2019, Twitter [2] user @softsynthbear posted a supercut of Frakes telling viewers that a story was fiction. They captioned the video "jonathan frakes telling you you're wrong for 47 seconds." The post received more than 28,000 retweets, 92,000 likes and 3 million views in one week. That day, they also posted the video on YouTube, where it received more than 100,000 views (shown below).



The following day, Redditor [3] walterpeck1 posted the video in the /r/videos subreddit. Within one week, the post received more than 1,100 points (92% upvoted) and 130 comments.

On April 16th, Twitter user @WellieBoyce posted the video as an anthropomorphized version of the feeling of depression's response to the caption "Oh shit, I’m in a great mood today." The post received more than 1,100 retweets and 3,500 likes in two days (shown below).


The following day, on April 17th, Twitter user @lukeisamazing tweeted the video in response to the caption "every time someone says they found a good billionaire." The post received more than 4,500 retweets, 18,000 likes and 1 million views in 24 hours (shown below).

Several media outlets covered the video, including the AV Club,[4] Boingboing[5] and more.

On April 17th, Twitter[6] published a Moments page on the video's use as a meme.


Jonathan Frakes Asks You Things

On May 22nd, 2019, YouTuber Fourth Meal posted a video entitled "Jonathan Frakes Asks You Things." In the compilation, Frakes' segments from Beyond Belief are taken out of context, so that his introductions to the stories on the show are played as non sequiturs. The post received more than 42,000 views in less than one month (shown below).



On June 11th, 2019, Twitter user @zbgolia posted a variation of the supercut. The post received more than 3.6 million views, 82,000 likes and 27,000 retweets in less than one week (shown below).


The following day, Twiter user @paddyraffcomedy posted the video as a metaphor for his four-year-old son talking to him on a Sunday morning. The post received more than 4 million likes 61,000 likes and 8,9000 retweets in less than one week (shown below).

Several media outlets reported on the video, including The Daily Dot, [7] PopBuzz,[8] AV Club,[9] Mashable [10] and more.


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