With the news breaking of Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey rescuing three women that had been missing for 10 years, as well as his subsequently brilliant and entertaining news interview, let's take a look back at 9 other internet shooting stars who paved the way for his straight-to-autotune success, in reverse chronological order. First, today's story:
Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland Missing Teens Hero (2013)
"You got some big testicles to pull this off, bro."
"I knew something was wrong when a pretty little white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!"
Michelle Clark, Hail Storm Survivor (2013)
Kai, the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker (2013)
"Smash! Smash! Suh-mash!"
Sweet Brown & the Apartment Fire (2012)
"Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!"
George Lindell, Crash Victim (2011)
"Reality hits you hard, bro."
Eric Hubbard, Tornado Survivor & Hamburger Eater (2011)
"Hamburger, fries, and drink. I don't even know where it's at."
Antoine Dodson: Bed Intruder (2010)
By far the biggest hit. The one that broke into the mainstream.
Strut That Ass (2010)
"Why don't you walk to Guntersville?"H/T Emory David Roberts via comments
The UFO Guy (2007)
Crazy guy at the Chicago O'Hare airport.
"[The aliens] could be made of water, I don't even know"
Leprechauns in Alabama (2006)
"Who else seen the Leprechaun? Say Yeah!""Gimme the gold. I want the gold"
PERHAPS THE ORIGINAL VIRAL LOCAL NEWS INTERVIEW?
A bunch of these interviews are stitched together in this compilation in case you're so lazy you want to just kick back and let it all wash over you.