Several years ago, I had the privilege of working with Gary Brolsma (a.k.a. the Numa Numa guy) and several other legendary viral video stars on a big film project called The Chronicles of Rick Roll. We managed to find a little downtime in the midst of our very strenuous two-day shooting schedule and Gary recreated his classic Numa Numa lip-sync video alongside all the other viral video stars on set. For whatever reason, this and other extra footage we shot has sat unpublished for years. While a lot of it is less iconic than this, I felt this clip in particular was worth putting online. I hope you enjoy it!
How many viral video stars can you count in this video? Hint: there are at least 7. Their combined views are in the billions (yes billions with a B), not mere millions.
Those of us lucky enough to witness this once-in-a-lifetime performance got chills by the end of the song. It was surreal for everyone in the room. Friendships were made and laughs were had. Everybody was great to work with and I’d work with them all again in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself.
If you’ve never seen the original Numa Numa video, you’re missing out. It went up on December 6th, 2004 and remains one of the most popular viral videos ever to this day. Did you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed making it? I hope so! Share your thoughts in the comments section below.