It was a very funny parody video of the heavily disliked song Wap Bap (How it is), the most disliked video on any German channel. The parody was published on 2017-05-07, two days after the original Wap Bap music video was released.
Who knows how many funny videos that could have entertained future generations are now in the vault of private/deleted videos on YouTube's data centers?
At this point, there should be an anti-deletion botnet to prevent the temporary emotions or unreasonable decisions of the original uploaders (usually a single person) from erasing funny content from Internet history forever.
I remember a Sony Xperia ZL water test on YouTube (in some language I don't know), where the non-water-resistant Xperia ZL (with the default green grass lock screen wallpaper and Sony's default unlock animation back then, both visible in that video) was put into a bowl of water, then removed and put back in again repeatedly.
After 2 to 3 minutes, the touch screen became unresponsive and then the device failed, as far as I can remember.
There was a Beat flappy bird rage video in 2014 by a channel called Alex the King or similar, where he rage quit and threw an LG phone (possibly L70) to the ground.
Not that I think it is a good thing to do, however, the reaction was funny.
The German YouTuber Tanzverbot (Kilian Heinrich), gained significant attention in 2016 and 2017. He created a lot of announcement videos against seemingly wildly random other YouTubers.
He also shared his grievances of becoming too little attention from females. Note: He is not involved with the involuntary celibacy (incel) community, as far as I know. I barely watched him since 2018.
In ~2017 however, there was a funny joke video about him (around 11000 views prior to deletion, as far as I remember) by a young woman (probably with under 100 subscribers), with the title (in uppercase, quotation marks included) "Ansage" an Tanzverbot, which approximately translates into which could have been a click bait title, because she (presumably jokingly) proclaimed to find him "hot" and offered to date him.
I am certain I saved its funny comments into Archive.Today, but its search can no longer find it. Not Google custom search, not Yandex.
If only Archive.Today had an internal title search engine. Until then, these funny comments are buried in the deep web.
There was a German video (possibly a TV recording) more than 10 years ago where there was a joke about ice (cream).
It was similar like this:
- 1: Do you want ice?
- 2: Yes!
- 1: Here is the ice from the fridge [frozen water remains, not actual ice cream]
- 2: This is U.G.B., Ungenießbar! (in English: unenjoyable. The abbreviation was invented on the spot.)
A funny scene from some cartoon video was someone enumerating 761 rules of behaviour during a school events to (as far as I can recall) his pet, of which the last 757 (or a few more or fewer) are the same. I can't remember what exactly.
I once saw a replica video of this funny video (note: I am a non-smoker) where some guy with possibly below 200 subscribers reenacted it.
It had far more downvotes than upvotes.
I also archived its funny comments (linking to original too) into Archive.Today, but also its URL are lost.
More lost videos I remember having watched in 2009 and 2010:
- Some stop motion animation with a blue dinosaur (with teen male voice) fighting with a red dinosaur (enacted by female voice). Probably made by school kids. - Lego stop motion channel with a name similar to XxHeroesOfLegoxX. One of their video descriptions mentioned Uploaded from Android phone
In 2011, there were two videos of a young woman hilariously dancing to Mr. Saxbeat, of which the titles jokingly were, as far as I can remember, Das dümmste Mädchen der Welt (Most stupid girl on earth) and sung to it at the same time
What I remember: She had dark hair, white in-ear earphones, glasses and a red sweater.
Those two videos were deleted in ~2012.
In 2016, the YouTube channel Bludix (~50K subscribers) had various good-looking 3D intros.
Sadly, the channel was deleted in early 2017 due to (possible) copyright abuse by larger YouTuber ApoRed.
Most videos have been lost.
Various Instagram compilation accounts in 2016 had some advertisement videos.
Those included (a fraction of them): HeldenDieserWelt, sei.wie.bob, billistschlau, konterbilder, immer.wenn. And many more.
I have found the first one's advertisement here. The others are sadly lost, as they were routinely deleted at most days after psoting.
It's a shame that a lot of YouTubers, especially veteran users from the early years have deleted or privated a lot of their content. I can dig around to see what I can find. It's just going to get a bit tough with some users like Brookers, since I don't know if all of her stuff has been mirrored or not before she closed her channel.... As far as Brooke (Brookers) goes, she's back on YouTube but is doing wildly different content. I don't know when she closed her original channel or got terminated, let alone if she still has her old videos or would be willing to repost them.
Luckily, it seems that the Wayback Machine's 2007 crawl of YouTube videos (or perhaps the later crawl, I can't tell for sure) saved many of the very early YouTube videos which have since been made private or deleted. I found this when looking for videos by thehill88, who privated many of her early vlogs in 2018, likely in an attempt to relaunch her channel. It even got Brookers' "Chips" video, which previously nobody had mirrored or reuploaded: archive.org/details/chips_202010.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure how well the Wayback Machine's crawls will save videos made in later years, especially since YouTube, and its video files, have gotten a lot bigger. It still grabs a lot of popular videos, though.
Around September 2018, there was an interesting comeback video of a known YouTube channel with millions of subscribers.
It was about depression and similar topics.
It was highly trending, gained >10 million views as far as I can remember, yet I can not find it again. Maybe it has been deleted.
Does anyone know what that video might have been? There was some funny list video I watched in early 2019 with FoxSky - Kirby Smash intro music.
Sadly, I can't remember what it was about. I only have a vague memory of it.
Lonelygirl13? I remember when that happened, by the way.
As far as I can remember, that video (or a similar one) released about that topic around the same time was a male YouTuber, and there was an un-keyed green screen background.
Gained at least 10 million views and was trending.
There was another video with at least 14 million views (around a week ago) by a music artist with underscore in name. But I can not remember the full artist's name or song name. I tried consulting WikiData to find the name, but I could not find it. Addition to last post:
Here is an Archive-Today capture from said video on 2018-05-08. That channel had only two subscribers, and now these forum posts are the only hint of that funny parody's existence.
Backup of video description from last post (because Archive.Today captures of deleted videos are non-searchable, i.e. deep web):
A 50s cigarette commercial movie project made by students of media computer science at University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany.
Screenplay, directing and cinematography by Maik Bolte and Jutta Bitter.
Cast: Caroline von Calvelage as Woman Maik Bolte as Narrator
Music: "Get her Can Sir" composed and produced by Maik Bolte, perfomed by Sarah Donald and Maik Bolte.
This video contains background music by the Seeburg Corporation. No copyright is claimed in Seeburg Music Library, Inc. Background Music and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed, I assert that such alleged infringement is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright laws. If you believe material has been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact the poster.
This video was shot on a location provided by and with courtesy of AMEOS Klinikum Osnabrück.
Well, it still exists. In the lost media vault of YouTube's data centers, where it rests next to uncountable lost videos.
I already made a full thread about this, but I'm putting it here for convenience's sake:
Sackboys on Cheese - A series of lost machinima comedy skit videos from the early-2010's. These were created in the PS3 games LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2, but unfortunately the series is almost entirely lost.
Episodes 1 and 4 are lost, Episode 2 is still available, and Episode 3 is only available in a low-quality camera rip.
I unfortunately can't remember much of 1 and 4. I remember a skit with a character dressed as Cole McGrath from inFAMOUS and another where a Sackperson finds cheese in a cavern that was an episode intro, which I believe to be from the first and fourth videos respectively, but I may be misremembering.