Remember the 1990s, when you and your nerdy friends would pass around staticky VHS tapes of weird stuff, the same way people send YouTube links now? (Of course you don't remember, you're younger than me!) Here are some of the most memorable, with YouTube links. If you've got examples, add them below.
  1. FARTING PREACHER. Robert Tilton was a televangelist who made funny faces. Some very mature individual had the brilliant idea to dub fart sounds over his sermons. Me and my friends giggled.
  2. FAT ALBERT PERFORMS NWA'S "GANGSTA GANGSTA." The best part of this one is, it was WAY before iMovie. You know it was just some maniac in his basement "editing" between two VCRs.
  3. PINKY THE CAT. I don't like to think of myself as a cruel person, but I can't watch this or Kelsey Grammer falling off the stage without losing it. 16 years ago, me and all my coworkers had the Sheriff's scream from this video as the "new email alert" on our Dell computers.
  4. HARVEY SID FISHER. Lounge singer guy performs songs about the Zodiac on public access. I knew every one of these songs by heart.
  5. MICHELLE THE NOISY STEVE VAI GROUPIE. I don't feel comfortable linking to this one or even describing it. Oh, and I wish I'd never seen it.
  6. BONUS VIDEO: MR. SHOW'S "UNDERGROUND TAPE RAILROAD." The whole phenomenon of 1990s nerds trading tapes was brilliantly parodied in this Bob Odenkirk and David Cross sketch.
  7. Bambi meets Godzilla
    I think the 1st time I saw this was at a "Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Fest." I thought it was HILARIOUS!
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  8. The Exploding Whale
    Static I first saw this in the early '00s at a family gathering with my in laws. It was on their passed-around VHS with the Farting Preacher and Larry Williams Gives Directions.
    Suggested by @ladyprofessor
  9. Zapruder film
    Suggested by @jduganbarrett
  10. Mr. Bill on SNL
    Suggested by @Gaetan
  11. The Patterson-Gimlin film
    Suggested by @moonjockey
  12. The End of the World
    Static This is when I still had to ask for permission for my hour of Internet from my parents. (They couldn't get calls while I was online...)
    Suggested by @MandyKN
  13. Badger, Badger, Badger
    You can't forget this classic
    Suggested by @Kevbuddy
  14. 2 girls one cup 😷
    Suggested by @smurf
  15. Bubb Rubb and Lil Sis - Whistle Tips.
    The whistle goes woooooooooo. But that's only in the morning.
    Suggested by @charlie