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Éirinn O'Kelly is a YouTuber from Arizona, who inspired a slew of memes after posting the trilogy of videos "Hat," "Hat Again" and "Hat 3."
Éirinn O'Kelly joined YouTube on November 28th, 2007. However, it would take him nearly 10 years to post his first video. On February 16th, he did so, uploading the video "Brandy," in which he sings opera and the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, according to the description, for a woman named Brandy (shown below).
On February 28th, O'Kelly posted two video both entitled Drumpf. In the video, O'Kelly, who can be seen wearing a Make America Great Again hat and Donald Trump t-shirt, discusses the history of the Trump family, fixating on whether Trump's father is Jewish or not. The first video (shown below, left) received more than 7,700 views as of June 2017, while the second (shown below, right) received more than 8,800 views.
"Perfect Sequels Don't Exis-"
On March 11th, O'Kelly the first in a series of videos that would make him a viral hit, "Hat." In the video, O'Kelly discusses his hat, a straw, wide-brimmed that he claims to wear all the time. That day, he posted a second video "Hat Again," in which he wears an even wider-brimmed hat. The first video (shown below, left) received more than 154,000 views as of June 2017, and the second video (shown below, right) received more than 158,000 views.
Three months later, on June 7th, Redditor Jacon_Blackford posted a vertical image macro of thumbnails from the YouTube page for "Hat" and Hat Again" in the /r/DankMemes subreddit. Above the pictures is the caption "Perfect sequels don't exis-." The post (shown below) received more than 16,000 points (94% upvoted) and 130 comments. The following day, the image was shared in the /r/WholesomeMemes subreddit. The post received more than 41,000 points (86% upvoted) and 300 comments.
Over the next few days, more variations began appearing on /r/DankMemes. On June 7th, Redditor Theboss12312 posted the thumbnails from the "Drumpf" videos with the caption "Remakes are never go-." The post (shown below,left) received more than 1,400 points (94% upvoted). On June 8th, Redditor BEISisICE posted the images with the caption "Top 10 Series Everyone Wishes Was a Trilogy." The post (shown below, right) received more than 3,300 points (98% upvoted).
On Jun 9th, O'Kelly uploaded another Hat video, "Hat 3," featuring a Chicago Cubs hat and singing a song about the Cubs losing to the Colorado Rockies. Within two days, the video (shown below) has received more than 85,000 views.
 Reddit – Hollywood is a Strange Mistress
 Reddit – He's just so happy!
 Reddit – How long will they keep the world waiting???
 Reddit – Top 10 best remakes
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