ConnectedComedy.Com recently published a story/analysis of the YouTube cult web series Epic Meal Time, one of the greatest and most repulsive series of videos ever created. With over 600,000 subscribers and 71 million views, the men of Epic Meal Time have vowed to “make your dreams come true, and then eat them.”
If you have been living under a rock for the past seven months, Epic Meal Time consists of five guys creating epic versions of basic foods like lamb, mac & cheese, and lasagna. And they usually contain vast amounts of oh-so-necessary bacon.
In the example shown below, host Harley Morenstein creates a bacon troth filled with 23,000 calories worth of chili with a special ingredient: the recently made illegal caffeine-alcohol drink Four Loko. The result: Chili Four Loko that tastes like crazy alcohol rainbow pig.
Now, what exactly makes this series such a hit? Is it the widespread audience? Or the ridiculousness of the recipes? How about the money that crafty product placement could potentially earn the group? Does bacon truly make everything better? How about a combination of it all?
One of the keys to the success of Epic Meal Time is being able to score big on an audience that is so diverse yet not so widespread that it loses its uniqueness. The guys tailor their videos to a certain audience: generally, guys in their 20s who aren’t particularly health-conscious. Yet, even if you find these videos particularly disgusting you will more than likely pass the video on to others even just to say, “Eww, how could they eat something like that?”
Personally, checking in every Tuesday to find out what new concoction is going to be put to the test is what draws me in as a follower. And I love bacon.
For the ComedyConnect.Com article, click here.
To watch more Epic Meal Time episodes, check out their YouTube.Com channel.
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