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The 6 Most Brilliant Comedy Gems Hiding on YouTube (Part 6)

#3. Wendy's Teaches You How to Pour Coffee ... With Rap

All training videos are stupid. They're made with virtually no funding. The actors are either managers within the company or high school drama students. The premise is obviously concocted by some jackoff upper management member with aspirations of mediocrity. But this one from Wendy's is something special.

Somebody somewhere said, "You know what the problem is with training videos? They're too boring. What can we do to hold the new employee's interest? I heard the rap music is big with kids these days." And so they sat down and wrote a rap about how to pour coffee and stir hot chocolate powder into boiling water. Then they hired some poor bastard who desperately needed the money and the resume padding and made him perform the most embarrassing musical number of his entire acting career. It's one step up from blowing drug dealers for crack.

Now, obviously, they didn't intend for this to be as hilarious as it is, any more than Hardee's intended their safety video filled with mimes to be as horrifying as it is. But hey, that's what we in the comedy industry call a "happy accident." Or "dumbfuckery."

#2. Telemarketer Prank

I feel like it's important to let you know right off the bat that I normally hate prank videos and prank calls. Rarely are they ever funny, because they rely on a premise that most people grow out of in the third grade. This is one of the rare pieces of genius that pops up once every five or 10 years. The unfortunate downside of this prank is having to listen to talk radio people laugh over the top of it. But once you get past that, the exchanges are near legendary. I don't want to give away any of the awesome jokes so I won't go into detail, but the overall gist is that a telemarketer calls a guy's house, and the guy convinces him that he's called a murder scene.

In keeping with the prank topic, I was shown one from a Japanese television show that I want to try so bad. It's so simple, but I can't stop laughing at the idea:

They hide 100 people (or at least that's the number I've seen people use when describing it) behind a building. Then they wait for someone to walk down the alley, and everyone sprints out, running for their lives and screaming as if they're being chased by demon bulls. There are plenty of other pranks in that video, but the running, screaming crowd is just a work of pure asshole genius to me.

#1. Talking Boat -- Bluh Bluh Bluh Bluh Bluh ...

I feel like I'm cheating by putting this video in this list because it has over a million views. But when I saw it a few days ago, it was still pretty low on traffic. I'm putting it in here anyway, because it may very well be my new favorite thing.

It's just a guy driving behind a covered boat on a trailer, and the wind is making an air vent flap like a mouth. And as the thing ripples and- bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh bluh ...

Seriously, the last four seconds of that video make me laugh so hard, it hurts my cheeks and makes me question my sanity.


John is an editor and columnist right here at Cracked, with a new article every Thursday. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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