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.

The News


The Song


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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.

The News


The Song


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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.

The News


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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.

The News


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.

The News


The Song

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  1. fuchubh

    February 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Easiest… lifeboat… ever.

  2. TBVickroy

    February 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

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

  3. K Dubya

    February 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I think the “I like turles” kid trumps them all

  4. netsexer6969

    February 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Kai is the shit. Dump the negress.

    • jerkaruso

      February 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      @netsexer6969 She ain’t got time for that.

  5. jerkstoresean

    February 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Carter Johnson. Never forget.

  6. TemporalGrid

    February 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I was hoping for RoboMallCop

  7. SpongeSteve

    February 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What about whistle tips? “Woooooh wooooh!”

  8. OllieInChicago

    February 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    We gone fine you, homebody.  Roll Tide.

  9. harlequincy

    February 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    What about the Jack Shack queen of the L.I.E.?

  10. Docintoxicated

    February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Left out “Call da ambalamps!”

    and of course the Alabama Leprechaun autotune

  11. LabKeith

    February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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

  12. DonCheech

    February 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm


  13. Aria Taint

    February 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Niggas and meth

  14. DonCheech

    February 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm


  15. drewodrew

    February 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    The city surfer “dude” -“Pitted. So pitted.”

  16. KingstonPete

    February 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What about the “golden voiced” homeless guy?

    • Stilltryingregardless

      February 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      @KingstonPete Imma buy you a louie vuitton!

  17. Stilltryingregardless

    February 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Carter Johnson Radio Interview:

  18. JoshFromEaston

    February 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I’m enjoying this new segment, “Hicks.0”.

  19. TBVickroy

    February 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The Black News reporter that got stung by a bee.

  20. J Bradley

    February 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Good job Hicksie, but I gotta rep my boy Bubb Rubb. Whistle tips go WOO WOOOOOOOO!

    And the song:

  21. jerkstoresean

    February 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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

  22. DonCheech

    February 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm


  23. Narc Zito

    February 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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

  24. TBVickroy

    February 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Guy might be the most loveable double-murderer ever.

  25. Pool Keepers Son

    February 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    What about Rock Salt eater

    • The RandF Workhorse

      February 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      @Pool Keepers Son You mean that creepy gay Silence of the Lambs dance guy?

  26. Klaus_Flauten

    February 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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

  27. Pool Keepers Son

    February 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    What about centaur cock breath guy

  28. shrimprodeo

    February 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    i wanna make a self help montage w this dude

  29. Purple Guy

    February 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  30. harlequincy

    February 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    production value sucks on Kai’s remix – do better.

  31. MikeLandengllc

    February 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Boo got shot are u kidding me

  32. The RandF Workhorse

    February 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    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.

    • TBVickroy

      February 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      @The RandF Workhorse But are those local news reports?

      • The RandF Workhorse

        February 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        @TBVickroy  @The The Leprechaun was NBC 15 News in Mobile Alabama

      • The RandF Workhorse

        February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        @TBVickroy  @The I think you are right about Epic Beard man, I think it started as cell phone video posted on the net.

    • BigMikeAris

      February 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      @The RandF Workhorse Fuck ‘most popular’.  Carter Johnson is better than most of the things with multiple millions of views.

  33. SarahMcSmokeyPants

    February 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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?

    • SarahMcSmokeyPants

      February 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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

  34. Bloodklot

    February 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    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.

  35. The RandF Workhorse

    February 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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

  36. CreepBootMike

    February 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Good 5 Centaur Peppers.

  37. Jeremyyo

    February 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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

    • monkeyhouse77

      February 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      @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.

  38. Kevin in SC

    February 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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

  39. Pepper's Dead Dad

    February 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I still have affection for the russian guy who “don’t take orders from no women” … “I tell them to shaddup.” I can’t believe he’s been forgotten about already.

  40. Basket_full_of_lotion

    February 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    All fantastic. But I think the the “vacuum cleaner man has seen my tits” deserves a tip of the hat.

  41. monkeyhouse77

    February 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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

  42. Amsterclam

    May 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm