Viral content rarely has the same punch on the second and third viewing as on the first. The first time I watched that classic viral video of a car driving on a scenic highway, I was positively spooked by the twist. Unfortunately, I’ll never get back the experience of watching it for the first time, but repeat viewing isn’t necessarily what “Scary Car Commercial” is made for. It was created to scare the sheltered neighbor kids who weren’t allowed to watch YouTube at their house. Even if vintage YouTube videos don’t necessarily scare you when you watch them again, they still have a sentimental place in your heart.
Some videos have longevity, staying with us and making us laugh for years. Whether you are still enamored by Rickrolling or continue to rep the “I love turtles” kid, you’ll love these timeless and hilarious viral videos.