By George Fox
I never knew how well the gang from “The 100” matched up with the theme song of “Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.” Thank you Internet — you know what I like.
Remixing other people’s content with memes and making supercuts of TV and movies is nothing new, but this is new to me. Today I learned what a “crack video” is.
I noticed a prime example of a crack video highlighted in a Tweet from Jason Rothenberg, “The 100” Executive Producer.
Basically, fans take clips from their favorite TV show or movie and combine them with different music and graphics to underscore, change or poke fun at the original intent of the scene. Often the clips are strung together with static and glitchy effects adding to the homemade scatterbrained theme.
Taking a very tense moment and adding some popular music element of a crack video. If something is sad, tense or serious they’ll add comic relief with a fitting pop lyric or quote from another show.
In liked the addition of Bon Qui Qui’s “I’m A Cut You” (1:49) to the scene in Twilight’s Last Gleaming when Raven pulls a knife on Bellamy. I also chuckled when Usher’s “You Got It Bad” (1:27) came on during Octavia and Lincoln’s romantic encounter.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.