Jimmy Fallon, Television Brings the Viral Pain to YouTube With ‘Brian Williams Raps ‘Rapper’s Delight”

Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show” continues with its parade of YouTube views. Their latest video, “Brian Williams Raps ‘Rapper’s Delight'” has over 2 million views and counting. In the clip from the late night TV show, Brian Williams dunks his head into a steaming sewage tank. No, he raps “Rapper’s Delight” — what else? With the help of editing, Brian Fuckin’ Hood-Ass Williams brings serious lyrical flow to the evening news game.

I’m seeing a trend here, of course. TV show clips being uploaded to YouTube are taking over the viral kingdom — see: Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, your local news show and their bloopers, etc. … “TV will die,” they said; “YouTube is taking over the world,” they said; “NMR’s editor-in-chief position will be rewarding,” they said. HA!

Anyhow, I pose this to all of you reading this article (all 16 of you — hi mom!): So when are YouTube stars, beside Lucas Cruikshank and Daneboe, going to take a major dent out of TV? When, sir, when? Oooo. Aaaah.

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