2011's best viral videos, starring Madonna, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj
The first 10 years of the new millennium brought us Christian the Lion, Antoine Dodson, and some formerly floppy-haired Canadian kid you may have heard of named Justin Bieber, so how has the first year of this decade shaped up, virally speaking? Well, let’s see… hydrangeas were pronounced hateful (or, to be more accurate, loathsome), Beauty and the Beast got the West Hollywood treatment, a respected newsman collapsed into giggles over a Frenchman’s urine, a teen shot to stardom by serenading a day of the week, and… well, we could go on and on. Instead, we’ve posted all that’s fit to embed over the next several pages. Get ready to lay your emotions bare like the girl in this 2008 viral fave, then click through!
You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry…
Madonna won’t accept just any flower, you guys.
Russian wrath has never been so sexy.
NEXT: Beauty and the Beast, When Harry Met Sally, and Jack and Jill get the viral treatment
Reduce, recycle, reuse!
Hey girl, you have to check out this delightfully sassy take on Beauty and the Beast.
When Harry Met Sally 2: “Just one little tweak… “
Jack and Jill: In which Adam Sandler in drag broke General Patton.
These Tintin credits were just an homage, until Spielberg saw them and hired the creator.
What did Sean Bean ever do to Hollywood?
NEXT: Justin Timberlake, Anderson Cooper, and Ryan Gosling steal our hearts
This one goes out to the men we love
“Every day without a new Justin Timberlake album feels pointless… hopeless… unsexy.”
60 seconds of unadulterated giggling from Anderson Cooper. You’re welcome.
Yankees, Sox, or neither — Alec Baldwin and Jon Krasinski FTW.
Ryan Gosling: 2011’s Scrappiest Man Alive.
The “Internet duel of the century,” so say the old Old Spice Guy and Fabio.
NEXT: A cinematic proposal and some precocious performers
So adorable they deserve their own category
In a world… where a man… wanted to propose… to a woman…
You had me at [frantic bear wave]
Cute kids singing really inappropriate songs
From the 1991 Archive: Nine-year-old boy + “Vogue” = Werk!
“Let’s go all the way tonight… “?
Watch your back, Minaj.
NEXT: Did you think really you’d get out of here without seeing Rebecca Black?
Not going away any time soon
Richard Simmons… need we say more?
Last but certainly not least.
So, PopWatchers, what was your favorite viral video of 2011?
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