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Scooby1961 is a YouTuber who operated one of the first fitness-focused channels on the site, dedicated to videos on nutrition as well as workout instruction. He supplemented his instructional vlogs with blog posts and participation on 4chan's /fit/ (fitness) imageboard. Through his interaction with the 4chan community, he earned many nicknames including "the Natty King," "the King of /fit/," "gooby," and the "puzzlemaster" for the puzzles he created.

Online History

Scooby1961 launched his YouTube channel[1] on August 1st, 2006. That day, he uploaded his first video (shown below) instructing viewers on the proper way to do pushups. As of August 2013, he has uploaded 308 videos, gained nearly 400,000 subscribers and accrued more than 187 million video views, averaging approximately 72,500 views per day. He supplemented these videos with information on his website Scooby's Workshop.[4] Scooby's videos were first mentioned outside of YouTube on October 23rd, 2008 in a Yahoo! Answers question[5] about pectoral workouts, in which the original poster called him "a genius." In July 2009, a thread about Scooby was created on the forums[6], but only garnered five responses. Throughout 2010, his videos were discussed on a number of message boards including Steroidology[7], Neoseeker[8] and FitDay.[9] On June 12th, 2011, Scooby launched a Facebook fan page[3] for his videos.

Discussion of Scooby's work continued on fitness message boards throughout 2011. By May 2012, his videos became a popular subject of conversation on 4chan boards[10] and by July, he had begun posting on /fit/ (Fiitness)[11] and was later given his own identifying tripcode. He also posted on the forums, but was banned[12] sometime prior to June 2012.


In July 2013, a 4chan poster doxxed Scooby, revealing his home address and employer information, As early as July 16th, /fit/ posters expressed a negative response to the dox[13], with many posters noting that his interactions were regularly positive or full of advice and did not deserve to have his privacy breached. On July 21st, after the doxing had turned into real-life harassment and hate mail, Scooby uploaded what he called his last video (shown below), claiming he was going to shut off his social media accounts for his family's safety.

That day, three separate threads lamenting the loss of these videos were posted on Reddit, with two submitted to /r/Fitness[14][15] and a third on /r/SwoleAcceptance.[16] A number of threads expressing both disappointment over Scooby leaving YouTube and frustration with 4chan also appeared on message boards including[22], MyFitnessPal[17], GameFAQs[18] and Mixed Martial Arts Underground.[19] The next day, additional threads were made on the Encyclopedia Dramatica[20] and NeoGAF[21] forums. That week, stories about Scooby leaving YouTube appeared on New Media Rockstars[23] and Motherboard.[24] However, as of August 2013, he has uploaded nine additional videos to go along with his new website, Sweat4Health.[2][25]

Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – scooby1961's Channel

[2] Scooby's Workshop (via Wayback Machine) – The Trouble with Doxing

[3] Facebook – Scooby's Home Fitness and Bodybuilding Workouts

[4] Scooby's Workshop – Home

[5] Yahoo! Answers – Lower pectoral workouts?

[6] BodyBuilding – scooby1961

[7] Steroidology – scooby1961 youtube gotta b juicing…

[8] NeoSeeker – re: Strained hand tendon

[9] FitDay – my contribution (carb cycling and scooby1961)

[10] – /v/: What do you do to keep yourself fit, /v/?

[11] – /vg/: scooby1961 posts on /fit/

[12] – Which one of you phaggots got Scooby 1961 banned

[13] Heinessen – What exactly did you fuckers do to Scooby?

[14] Reddit – /r/Fitness: Scooby is done… /fit/ fucked it all up.

[15] Reddit – /r/Fitness: A Collective Thank-you to Scooby1961

[16] Reddit – /r/SwoleAcceptance: Swole hate was taken to the next level and forces one of my inspirations to leave youtube……good night swole prince

[17] MyFitnessPal – TOPIC: What happened with scooby1961 (explanation inside)

[18] GameFAQs – 4chan's death threats make Scooby (popular fitness channel) quit

[19] Mixed Martial Arts Underground – 4chan sent death threat to scooby the youtube guy

[20] Encyclopedia Dramatica Forums – Trolling in Progress: The Scooby Werkstatt Doxxing

[21] NeoGAF – Popular fitness Youtuber quits due to 4chan shenanigans

[22] – R.i.p. Scooby -2013


[24] Vice (previously Motherboard) – 4chan Bullied the OG YouTube Fitness Guru Off the Internet

[25] Sweat4Health – Home

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Sonata Dusk
Sonata Dusk Moderator

Hey guys, why don't instead of posting irrelevant Deadpool images, we..

Now get this.

Why don't. We try being helpful?


This IS a relevant person. 4chan's takedown of him, and /fit/'s fit afterward does make this notable.


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