Radar by Remi Gaillard Takes YouTube by Storm – Why?

Radar by Remi Gaillard Takes YouTube by Storm – Why?

Montpellier : France | Jan 29, 2012 at 1:05 AM PST
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Radar by Remi Gaillard

January 28, 2012: On January 25th Remi Gaillard posted a video, "Radar", created and produced by him. Since then, this video has received over 4 million views, but no one seems to know why.

The video is of Remi posing as a speed trap along a road (and other locations) in a poor costume. He flashes as traffic approaches; some that slow down. Everyone agrees the video is funny, especially the ending. Yet, the controversy, among video sites, is: it is not "4 million" funny.

Remi Gaillard is a French humorist who posts his videos on YouTube. He was born February 7, 1965 in Montpellier, Herault, France. As the story goes, after losing his job at a shoe store, Remi began to use his free time to have fun by playing some "harmless" pranks on the public. He is currently ranked #18 of the most subscribed-to YouTube comedians. He gained attention, in the French media, after performing a prank where he appeared disguised as a Lorient football player in the 2002 Coupe de France final match, during which he took part in the winners' celebrations and was even greeted by the then president of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac. Though Remi considers his pranks "harmless", he has served prison sentences for the majority of his stunts. His notoriety has earned him commercial spots, including Pepsi and Orangina.

"Radar", by far, is Remi's most successful video (to date). He, it appears, is off again to jail, while we have to rack this success up to controversy.

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Sources: YouTube, mashable, Wikipedia, nqtv

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