I just found out about this 3 year old Youtube video, Charlie the unicorn that has something like 40+ million views and 110k+ comments. It is ridiculously funny and random. I was curious about how this 3 1/2 minutes long cartoon became so viral. So I took the risk and watched the other episodes. Thankfully, I think I'm still sane and these are the things I noticed in all 3 episodes.
- Charlie's friends will invite him on a magical adventure
- Along the journey, Charlie's friends will make random noises/conversations that annoys him
- Also along the journey, they will encounter things you can't expect in your wildest imagination which will annoy and humor you (and Charlie) at the same time
- Near the end of the adventure, there will be a song which is surprisingly pretty catchy and of course random
- At the end, Charlie will be screwed in some way by his friends
Not sure if this is the formula to create a viral clip but one thing I'm sure of. This thing is pretty darn addictive to watch and probably explains the massive amount of views. Whatever it is, I need to get away from it now.