Double Rainbow (viral video)
Double Rainbow is a viral video filmed by one-time MMA fighter Paul "Bear" Vasquez. The clip, filmed in his front yard just outside Yosemite National Park, in the U.S. state of California, shows his ecstatic reaction to a double rainbow. As of December 2014[update], the video has accumulated more than 40.7 million views on YouTube.
Paul Vasquez posted the video to YouTube himself (as user Hungrybear9562 (now Yosemitebear62)) on January 8, 2010. On July 3, comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel linked to the video in a post on Twitter, saying that he and a friend had declared it the "funniest video in the world." The video quickly gained over one million views.
In popular culture
On July 5, 2010, the Gregory Brothers auto-tuned the video under the name "Double Rainbow Song". Their video has since gotten over 34 million views and has become a viral video in itself, almost surpassing the original in number of views. The song has been covered by Amanda Palmer, Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) and also the Axis of Awesome during a live recording of a charity show in the UK.
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- The original video, titled "Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10" on YouTube
- Podcast Episode 6 Paul Vasquez interview with Todd Stayner
- Podcast Interview Episode 6 with Todd Stayner and Paul Vasquez