Is Alabama the Viral Video Capital?

It’s the week leading up to the Third Saturday of October—the day in which the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers duke it out on the football field for yearly bragging rights.  While this tradition has been enjoyable, it has been made even more enjoyable in recent years because of a viral video featuring a University of Alabama student called “I Hate Tennessee.”

The success of this video makes one wonder if there are more viral videos that feature Alabama residents.  It turns out there are quite a few—some even becoming internet royalty. Here a handful of those videos:

Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife

Huntsville resident, Antoine Dodson, became an internet sensation after he warned fellow residents to beware of would-be rapists.


I Hate Tennessee

What makes this video great is the cyclical nature of the popularity.  The video has its fans throughout the year, but it gets its biggest number of spins during the month of October.  It’s been ten years now, and the video brings joy to so many hearts.

The Mobile Leprechaun

Talk about another seasonal joy.  This one has huge national acclaim, but it also has huge statewide support during the month of the March.  St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the same with this legendary gem.

Honorable Mentions

What are some others that didn’t make this article? Dancing teachers of Tuscaloosa? A particularly witty sound bite of Coach Nick Saban? Violent city councilmen in Dothan? If you know of some more Alabama viral videos, list them below in the comments.

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