YouTube Poop is a a genre of remix-type videos with a very large and dedicated community.
YouTube Poops (abbreviated YTP) are videos primarily exhibited on Youtube that are generally comedic, chaotic and/or disturbing homebrew hackups up of various other videos on and off Youtube. Primarily the videos are of low production value and derive the majority of their humor and entertainment from glitches, quick editing, cheesy cartoons and sentence mixing. Youtube Poops exhibit a unique type of humor native to modern computer editing techniques and has, at some level, encouraged other similar video phenomena and brands of bizarre editing jokes in even professional projects.
Though many classic Poops are closely knit to the CD-i series, 80s cartoons and videogame culture, many can be found made using footage from feature films, cutscenes, and recent TV shows. While initiative and background purpose of many Youtube Poops is for mild trolling and humorous chaos, some users consider it an 'outsider art', in rebellion to conventional film and editing standards by making entertaining videos with complete abandon to conventional storytelling, production and continuity.
In late 2006, a handful of videos began to emerge on Youtube which took old 80s and 90s cartoons and hacked them up into repetitive, glitchy and nonsensical parts. The earliest examples were SuperYoshi's "I'D SAY HES HOT ON OUR TAIL" and the follow-ups by users such as WalrusGuy and Deepercut. It gained a quick following in 2007 and seemed to have peaked around 2009.
Youtube Poops appear to still be quite common and regularly output, though the scene is become more spread out and decentralized. Youtubepoop.com is no longer in existence and most wikis and forums are scarce. As well, classic poops have inspired an array of shootoffs, including Youtube Poop Music Videos (often an unrelated video edited to match a song, sometimes even in melody) and smaller Youtube Farts such as 'Moar Krabs', which are less that 10 seconds and generally meaningless and chaotic, and are usually followed by parody videos following the same scheme.
- Due to the ambiguous nature, a Poop can be easily mimicked and distorted and still maintain the essence of a Youtube Poop, making expansion and longevity easy to maintain.
- Often combines internet culture and other memes/phenomena.
- Much of the video in a Poop is derived from other videos on Youtube, making high-compression and distortion a common feature of a Poop.
- Elaborate and sometimes irrelevant titles are often used to attract and misguide viewers and to add humor.
- Often revives old 80s and 90s cartoons and nostalgia.