The 5: Viral Celebrities Found on the Local News


This Week on The 5:  Our Favorite Internet Superstars Who Were Discovered on The News

 Now that we have the internet, local news goes world wide. And with that, everyday normal people are becoming overnight stars. In the past they would of faded into obscurity, now they can generate millions of hits for a local affiliate news station. Who knows if it’s good for the station itself, but the locals are blowing up. Most them get auto-tuned and songified, extending their stardom even further. Below are five of the most loved.

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Antoine Dodson Jimmy McMillan Carter Johnson sweet brown Kai

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1.  Antoine Dodson “He’s Snatching Your People Up”

Antoine was just a dude living in an Alabama project. Someone tried to rape his sister and he got interviewed by a news crew. The rest is history. The Gregory Brothers made a song out of his news report which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold thousands of copies on iTunes. He got interviewed by The Today Show, and ended up performing the song on the BET Hip Hop Awards.

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2.  Jimmy McMillan “The Rent is Too Damn High” 

In the 2010 New York governor debates, Andrew Cuomo was expected to dominate, but no one saw Brooklynite Jimmy McMillan coming. With his wacked out facial hair, cool looking gloves and his representation of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, he was the only candidate anyone was talking about the next day. He made the debate memorable. Turns out he used to be a male stripper, likes smoking weed, and actually doesn’t pay rent on his Brooklyn apartment. But never mind all that, he made the one statement every single person living in New York City can agree on, the rent is just too damn high.

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 3.  Carter Johnson “He Came in Dukes of Hazard”

Carter Johnson, or probably better known as the guy from Florida in the coon skin hat, broke in 2011 when he was interviewed as a witness to a getaway from a bank robbery. No song was created using Johnson’s report, but no one can forget him. He’s the best thing to happen to Dale, Jr since Dale Senior.

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 4.  Sweet Brown “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That”

The lovely Sweet Brown stumbled into internet stardom after her apartment complex caught on fire and she was interviewed for her account of the situation. This woman could be the greatest character interview ever, and her Youtube hits reflect that. The Parody Factory put together a remix which got more hits than the original news story did. Grab a cold pop and enjoy the song.

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5. Kai the Homeless Hitchhiker  “Smash”

Now we come to the newest member of this exclusive club, Kai the Homeless Hitchhiker from Dog Town. Kai was just an innocent bystander, trying to get a ride to his next location when destiny intervened to make him an internet celebrity. The weirdo he was getting a lift from lost his shit and ended up running someone over and attacking a woman near the car crash. Kai grabbed a hatchet and beat the guy into submission, and he’d do it all over again if he had the chance. It took less than 24 hours for his story to get remixed, and the skies the limit for the guy who no one can even find right now.

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51 comments
monkeyhouse77
monkeyhouse77

Jimmy McMillan and Sweet Brown are by far my favorites!  Kai is flavor of the month, those two will be in our hearts forever.

Kevin in SC
Kevin in SC

If youre wearing a back pack and arent camping or climbing a mountain, you probably made some bad decisions in your life

Jeremyyo
Jeremyyo

This is soooooo fake!!! He is all clean and swearing on fox news...  I call Bullshit!!! Pepper you dick..

 

The RandF Workhorse
The RandF Workhorse

Ouch!, I got scolded.  Sorry Ron and Pepper.  I will go sit in the corner for a 15 minute time-out.

Bloodklot
Bloodklot

Back in the day, I woulda said Sweet Brown but now with the emergence of Kai,  g-daaaamn.  He blew up the meme spot dawg.

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

Do you want to take a shower? or do you want to take a bath, in your hot tub? DOES IT FEEL HOTTTT? DOES IT FEEL HOTTTTT?

The RandF Workhorse
The RandF Workhorse

I think if Hicks would have actually spent some time on this and counted the YouTube views he would find that Amber Lamps and Leprechauns are bigger than Carter Johnson.  Fucking lazy drunk centaur.  It took me 1 minute to find that ALL the Carter Johnson clips have less than 200,000 views and the Hood Leprechaun has over 22 MILLION.  Put the bottle down for once Hicks. 

harlequincy
harlequincy

production value sucks on Kai's remix - do better.

shrimprodeo
shrimprodeo

NAW BRAH I AIN'T GOT ANYTHIN

I CAN'T CALL IT

 

i wanna make a self help montage w this dude

Klaus_Flauten
Klaus_Flauten

Is this in honor of Tosh.0's season five debut last night?

Vickroy
Vickroy

Guy might be the most loveable double-murderer ever.

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

I love Kai.  How is he from Canada and California at the same time?

DonCheech
DonCheech

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jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Sweet Brown has the best song. Carter Johnson makes me laugh every fucking time

Vickroy
Vickroy

The Black News reporter that got stung by a bee.

KingstonPete
KingstonPete

What about the "golden voiced" homeless guy?

DonCheech
DonCheech

WHERE ARE THE LEPRECHAUNS!!!???

LabKeith
LabKeith

Nobody cannot cross it is worth consideration. Second on the whistle tips.

SpongeSteve
SpongeSteve

What about whistle tips? "Woooooh wooooh!"

K Dubya
K Dubya

I think the "I like turles" kid trumps them all

Vickroy
Vickroy

Ha! I never saw Carter Johnson before, Don't know how I missed him. Bet even Kai would look down on him.

monkeyhouse77
monkeyhouse77

 @Jeremyyo I thought the same thing.  even the reporter seemed fake (hands in the pockets not acting professional in anyway)

 

but honestly, it just seems to damn weird not to be true.

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

I didnt know it was only news clips. Mah bad.

Vickroy
Vickroy

@The RandF Workhorse But are those local news reports?