After a restful, blog post-free vacation, I was finally able to catch up on all the TiVo’d shows that were missed. Among them was last week’s episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which Charlie and Sweet Dee try to make a viral video. But in what looks like a missed opportunity, the FX Network decided to not make its viral video actually, you know, viral.
The episode showed a pretty good understanding of what makes a viral video (a volleyball thrown at an unsuspecting face). Charlie stumbles across an actual hit when he sneakily posts Dee’s personal video diary with her talking about her… ummm… rash. Labeled “PatheticGirl43,” it quickly gets 80,000 plays.
But after some searching in the real world, “PatheticGirl43” is nowhere to be found on YouTube. Well, there’s an unofficial version that someone just taped off their TV screen (it only has 1,177 hits). This begs the question: why didn’t FX go ahead and put the clip on YouTube?