Sunday, September 13, 2009

Youtube Poop: Freddy Ruins Sam's Life

Consensus: One of Krobo's freshest and most creative Poops, sporting well placed sentence mixing, repitition, and visual gags.

Freddy is KroboProductions' most popular Poop, standing with, as of now, 850,000 views. It is also one of his freshest and most creative ones as well, sporting well placed sentence mixing, repetition, and visual gags.

The Poop starts off by showing Carly and Sam (iCarly) firing arrows at a picture of Barack Obama. This joke is applied at the very first second and warms us up for the rest of the video. Krobo always puts effort into his jokes, and this one is no different. The picture of Obama did not get in the way of the arrows nor did it surpass the boundaries of its frame. Rather it was edited in so well it looked as though it was really there.

Krobo then throws in an excellent blend of stutters, reverses, and pitch changes with the arrival of Freddie. In the midst of these edits, Krobo utilizes a line from the show as a joke in itself: "No jokes Puckett! This is serious jizz!" I think he picked this episode to Poop for the sake of using that line; I feel that from any episode of iCarly he can create something great. The line is mentioned a couple more times thoughout the video, but it doesn't serve as the main highlight. Which is a good thing. Normally it should be the edited material that reflects the slendour of a Poop.

One thing I liked best about this Poop was Krobo's use of reversing, which contributed to some of the jokes as well. By applying reverses to the words "again" and "diggin" he was able to render the word "nigga." That's a trick I hardly ever see used, and he does it beautifully. There is also a reverse applied to Sam's Cheez-its dropping out of her mouth, which I also found to be quite clever.

Freddy Ruins Sam's Life is enjoyable and very original, but I felt there could have been more to it. I regard Kringle Special to be Krobo's best, which is a Poop in a league of its own. I'd have thought he would keep the ball rolling and make his next one just like that (or maybe even better). He is definitely capable of creating the modern-day Mama Luigi is a Nuclear Weapon, but when he will (or if he will) remains to be seen.

Contrary to the popular belief that "overrated Poops suck," this is a great Poop that I'm positive anyone can enjoy. If it can stay out of the sights of Viacom, that is.

-by Kevin T. Ackerman

Saturday, September 5, 2009

YouTube Poop: Toys Gone Wild

Consensus: By 2007 standards, Toys Gone Wild is a highly creative Poop that makes shrewd use of its source material.

Toys Gone Wild is the primary reason Boogidyboo's sub count exceeds 7K. No kidding. With over two million views you'd think he'd receive some sort of recognition, right?

Like most Poops from 2007, Toys Gone Wild relies on popular videos and phrases for its humor. In this instance, however, Boogidyboo has managed to botch them cleanly and cleverly into a source very few have thought of using. Even today, many of the jokes in this video can be viewed as "genius." For example, in one scene, a scene containing Rex and Woody is implemented with Volvic audio. It fits perfectly, and it is not too overdone.

A common running gag in this Poop is the numerous explosions, which there are a lot of. At one point I was wondering whether or not Boogidyboo realized how predictable they were, but he had me at the very end where we are expecting another explosion from a rocket taking off when all of a sudden, a green alien face appears. It was an exceptionally funny idea and I'm glad he did it.

Being a seven-minute Poop, there are a lot a memorable moments. However, not everything is perfect. Buzz seeing the entire Big Bill Hell's car commercial on the TV screen was too long and overdrawn, and was the only piece of filler. The problem wasn't that he used the commercial, but that he used all of it. There really wasn't anything done with it other than it being placed on the TV screen. Showing snipets is fine, but there's no point in using every single second of it when all one has to do is type "Big Bill Hells" into the search bar.

By 2007 standards, Toys Gone Wild is a highly creative Poop that makes shrewd use of its source material. And despite the numerous advances the genre has gone since then, there is still some likability to it. Is it the best Poop ever? No. Is it the best Poop of 2007? Still no. But it does serve as an example of what I like to call a "mainstream Poop," or a Poop that is made solely to entertain the many, for lack of a better word, "consumers" who watch these videos looking for humor. 2007 was the year for these kinds of Poops.

For those who've neglected to watch this, this is definitely worth all seven minutes. While it may not entertain as well as modern day Poops, it's still a piece of history that is meant to be enjoyed and admired. I also advocate looking at Boogidyboo's other videos, specifically his Robotnik ones, which are much more inventive than this.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Youtube Poop: Ash's Retarted Adventure

Consensus: Ash's Retarted Adventure uses almost every overdone trick in the book, and fails to inspire anything new into a tediously Pooped source.

Unless you've been living in a hole for your whole life (or neglected to type "youtube poop" into the search engine), you'd know that Yootubepoop's Ash's Retarted Adventure is one of the most popular Youtube Poops ever made. Unfortunately, it's appeal is strictly limited to those who are new to the genre.

The very first edit we see in this video is Ash's mom voiced over by CD-i Ganon's "You will die", followed by a WTFBoom. Right away, Yootubepoop has done two things wrong by using two overused lines in an attempt to add humor at the very beginning. I am not saying Ganon's "You will die" is not funny, rather the way it was applied to this poop. Trailing these two events are seven seconds with of both a Youtube Poop intro and a title screen. I'm indifferent with the intro, which only lasted two seconds. But the title screen was completely unnecessary. There is no point to having a title screen in Poops. Titles are for movies, and Youtube Poops are meant to stray as far away from movies as possible.

It doesn't get any better from that point on. All throughout the video we are acquainted with tasteless unfunny jokes, including Tourette's Guy quotes, farts, a censor, and lazy Microsoft Paint edits. The only breaks we get from these moments are some repetition and well placed stuttering. But even those cannot overshadow the onslaught of bad jokes. At no point does Yootubepoop consider splicing the character's voices to create new words. Instead he continues to add outside sources and stray from using the primary material to his advantage.

There are no special video effects added to the picture. This is a strict audio-edit Poop aside from the Microsoft Paint picture overlays. The special effects would have made nary a difference anyhow.

Towards the end of the Poop we see several text-to-speech recitals on Ash's Pokedex. Let me first clarify that I do not view any self-crafted speech, including voiceovers, as edited, seeing as it does not come from another video or audio clip. Here, it is used far too much; roughly the last quarter of the Poop uses text-to-speech. The lines are obviously an attempt to add humor to the Poop, but they are unfitting in this sort of genre. Yootubepoop would have been better off creating a seperate video, a non-Poop, and placing the dialogue there. It's rather sad, though, because that portion of the video was more humorous than anything else here.

Ash's Retarted Adventure uses every overdone trick in the book, and fails to inspire anything new into a tediously Pooped source. Yootubepoop refers to it as his best, but if that's the case, he really needs to broaden his horizons. The only people I can imagine finding the whole of this Poop funny are the ones who are new to the genre and the strictly narrowminded who don't open themselves to other styles.