Chris Melberger guitar prank Third Eye Blind

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YouTuber annoys his guitar-playing roommate by singing nothing but Third Eye Blind

Featuring a punchline that's been a year in the making.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Nov 13, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:21 am CDT

Exactly one year after former Vine star Chris Melberger rocked the YouTube world with his Green Day prank video, he’s back with another video in which he tortures his guitar-playing roommate as well as everybody in the world who doesn’t care for Third Eye Blind.

The premise of the video is the same as the initial offering. Melberger follows around his roommate, who’s playing different tunes on his guitar. No matter where the roommate is or what he’s playing or who’s he hanging out with, Melberger belts out the opening lyrics of Third Eye Blind’s late 1990s hit “Jumper.”

Melberger’s first prank video involved singing the first few lines of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” no matter what his roommate was picking on the guitar. If it was a Blink 182 rendition, Melberger sang, “Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.” If it was a Dave Matthews Band cover, Melberger sang, “Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.”

Quite clearly, it wasn’t a prank in the classic sense since the roommate never changed clothes and since Melberger told the Daily Dot, “Why would I be following my friend around all day while he plays guitar just to interrupt him with a random old Green Day classic?” It was a staged prank, but it was still funny.

Now, Melberger is back, and as he writes on the YouTube description, “One year later. Same friend. Same guitar. New song.”

The first video grew a little tiresome until the ending punchline, and the same could be said for the latest prank (with the exception of the brief shower scene). But hopefully, you played the video until the very end, because there’s something so sweet about a call-back punchline that was a year in the making.

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*First Published: Nov 13, 2017, 10:43 am CST