Real life gone viral: Memorable quotes


Ever been watching TV or listening to the radio and someone says something that catches your attention? well  here’s 4 quotes gone viral and the stories behind them.


1.Danielle Bregoli – “Cash me outside, how bow dah?”

Danielle is the 13 year old who appeared on the Dr Phil show back in Sept 2016. She was brought on the show by her mother, who claimed Danielle was out of control. At some part of the show, audience members were laughing  and Danielle took offense uttering the phrase  that would soon spread like wildfire. It soon went viral with memes and even music videos being made around it.



2. Kimberly Wilkins aka Sweet Brown- “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!”

Back in 2012, Ms. Wilkins was interviewed by a news station in Oklahoma City, covering a fire in her apartment building. She was describing how she escaped when she dropped the famous line that would gain her internet notoriety.


3. Antoine Dodson– “hide yo kids, hide yo wife…”

In July 2010, Antoine Dodson was being interviewed by the news after stopping the attempted rape of his sister. “Well, obviously we have a rapist in Lincoln Park. He’s climbin’ in yo windows, he’s snatchin’ yo people up, tryin’ to rape ’em. So y’all need to hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband cause they rapin’ everybody out here”. The video clip soon went viral and Antoine was  a hot ticket for media, even being interviewed by The Today Show. The clip was remixed by the famous “Gregory Brothers” and known as “The Bed Intruder Song” reached number 89 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list.



4. Chris Crocker– “Leave Britney alone!”

Chris was an openly gay man from in the south. Being gay and living in the “small minded” town near the  bible belt, his sexuality was never openly discusses but never accepted either. Chris was vlogging and had a top ranked YouTube channel prior to uploading the now infamous Britney video. In fact, MSNBC described the channel having a “cult” following. It was after the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas in Sept 2007 that the video was released. In the two part video, Chris defends Britney Spears performance, which had been criticized by many including Simon Cowell and blogger Perez Hilton.


Do you remember these quotes? What do you think makes something (picture, video, quote etc) go viral?



‘Howbow dah?’: 13-year-old Dr Phil guest becomes unlikely sensation

Catch Me Outside How Bout That – (Cash Me Outside How Bow Dah) – Full Version

The 5 Most Memorable Accidental Viral Video Stars

Sweet Brown on apartment fire: “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!”

ANTOINE DODSON vs. BED INTRUDER (Original Interview)

Antoine Dodson




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3 thoughts on “Real life gone viral: Memorable quotes

  1. Ha ha! This was a fun post! Antoine Dodson has always been one of my faves!

    With number 2 and 3, I personally think it was the auto-tune songs that really pushed them into viral territory. If it had just been the news reports being shared over and over, I don’t think it would’ve spread as much or as far. Like, The Bed Intruder song was the most watched YouTube video that year!

    Judging from these examples, for something to go viral, it needs to be a little bit ridiculous and an easily repeatable catch phrase. But it’s interesting that no one can ever really know what’s going to go viral.

    • Yes, you never know what could go viral these days but I agree with you that something is more likely to go viral if it’s catchy or fun.

  2. I love this post! These quotes still make me laugh. But I am not sure what is more funny, the actual quotes themselves or the fact that they have gotten so popular and literally have blown up social media. I think what makes these quotes go viral is how the quotes are being said, and in what context. Also social media allows these types of videos to spread like wildfire. If something is catchy, funny, intriguing – this allows it to go viral too. And now with all of the apps people have to create memes and other quotes, this just adds to the popularity and instills the quotes in peoples minds. It’s crazy to think that these people are basically famous now for posting a funny video online or saying something funny on tv! What will be next?!

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