With over 83 million videos available to view, a lot of people probably watch more Youtube than television. Unfortunately just like television programming, there’s the good, the bad, and the truly terrible. The following is a list of videos that have the distinction of being the worst Youtube videos of 2008. These videos are disturbing, badly filmed, or poorly conceived. I may be doing the public a disservice as these five videos are so terrible, they deserve never to be viewed again, but without further ado, here are the worst 5 videos posted on Youtube in 2008 (listed in no particular order).
Freebird cover Pippenfinch garage band posted by Nwolfw00d on April 4, 2008
This video was just terrible. It features Houston garage band, Pippenfish, performing a cover of “Freebird” in the questionable venue of a living room. Although the talent of the band is not in question, the horrendous filmmaking catapulted this one onto the list. The camera angles are nauseatingly bad. It starts with an unintentional pan across the band members’ crotches, followed by a child walking in and out of the frame several times. The patio doors are given a few close ups and children alternate between sleeping and dancing. Of course, if Pippenfish were truly serious about their careers, they should follow Britney Spear’s lead, fire their cameraman, play in better venues (the garage for starters), and hire someone like The Outsyders or Max Martin to produce the next video.
Note: There are subsequent videos on Youtube of Pippenfish playing in a garage!
My Grandpa posted by magic hugs on September 10, 2008
Brought to you by the online comedy troupe, Magic Hugs, this video transcends the realm of comedy and enters a place both awkward and disturbing. The video starts with one man mourning the loss of his grandfather. His friend attempts to comfort him by becoming his adopted grandfather. The unexpected gesture makes the beginning of the video quite funny, but from there the skit becomes nonsensical, with moments like the grandpa’s nose suddenly bleeding and a confession of murder. I love comedy, but you lost me when grandpa tossed the baby.
hot tub accident – Poor Girl :( posted by comgoran on April 24, 2008
This is the shortest video on the list at fifteen seconds, but it is so horrifying, you will probably want to watch it a few times. It is gross. A girl in a hot tub has an accident. Her friends pause to take in shock then flee, leaving the poor girl sitting in her embarrassment.
I bought some more stuff! posted by Littlepinkstars44on June 6, 2008
Remember the saying nobody wants to hear your grocery list? Obviously the maker of this video hasn’t. Instead of waiting to receive makeup she ordered and filming the actual merchandise, she spends almost a minute and a half focusing on the shopping cart on her screen. She explains what she purchased and ends by letting you know that “if you have any questions, you can give a shout.” I have a question: Why? Why waste the bandwidth? This video made the “Worst List” because it is so pointless and ill-conceived.
Baby Pukes in Mommy’s mouth posted by Melissaannenglish on February 1, 2008
The problem with new parents is they tend to share too much information about their new offspring. (I was severely guilty of this when my children were babies.) This video takes t.m.i. baby moments to a whole new level of graphic grossness. The title is self-explanatory: If you are squeamish, I would advise against watching. It starts with the mother making cute and bonding with her child. Things take a rather revolting turn when the baby spits up into her open mouth. You get to relive the moment not once, but twice – the second time in slow motion. The worst moment is around 0:25 when the puke is arcing between the two of them like a putrid rainbow.
I hope you enjoy the list of 5 Worst Youtube Videos 2008. This list is completely unscientific, based on my opinions only. Let me know if you have found worse videos on Youtube.