Sometimes I have to comb through the recesses of YouTube to find junked videos and forgotten footage that is just amazing. Sometimes it comes to me. I am the YouTube Treasure Hunter. Every week, I brave spider videos, footage of tornadoes and the occasional inexplicable zit-popping upload to find some of the rarest jewels YouTube has to offer.
Oh, there’s gold in them thar hills, but sometimes you just have to wade through a ton of crap to get to it.
This week’s treasure? We don’t just do old trailers for old crappy movies on YouTube Treasure Hunter … well, sometimes we do, but NOT THIS WEEK. No, we do ENTIRE CRAPPY MOVIES! This week, it’s all about the 1985 (or so) classic, The Dirt Bike Kid, starring that kid from A Christmas Story. Yup, Peter Billingsley made more than one movie — and in this case, all he wants out of life is a dirt bike. Fortunately for him, he gets a magic dirt bike that is really good at winning races!
For most of you, you’ll be like “I have never heard of this.” But for a small yet dedicated faction, there will be exclamations of “Holy shit! I remember this!” Don’t sit here jawing with me, in either case, reach for the play button immediately!
Best of all is that they unironically posted the FBI warning when they illegally uploaded this film online.
Stay tuned for next Sunday, treasure hunters! I’ve got something that really slays! No, it isn’t Santa … you’ll just have to tune in.