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YouTube Guide: “The Old Girl”

Muriel Rosenberg isn't exactly Zooey Deschanel in Above Average's parody of hit sitcom The New Girl.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Nov 28, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 6:31 am CDT

With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Above Average Network, “Old Girl”

Muriel Rosenberg is certainly no Jess Day in this New Girl parody. Living with Nick, Schmidt and Weston, Muriel has her own quirks: She’s late on her rent, uses Schmidt’s water glasses for her dentures and may have mowed down an entire farmer’s market with her Buick.

2) LaughPong, “Cool Things to Find”

Seattle-based Cinesaurus are big fans of NASA and Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” video, so they combined the two in a parody where, instead of hiding in a dryer and standing too close to the train tracks, you can find out what happened to Amelia Earhart, meet a new friend, and find life beyond Earth.

3) PBS Idea Channel, “Should ‘Happy Birthday’ be Protected by Copyright?”

PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta explains the history of “Happy Birthday”—which holds the record for the most performed song—and its copyright, which is why most chain restaurants perform a strange twist to the birthday tune.

4) Lance Ford, “The Hobbit and Goonies Movie Trailer Mashup!”

Hobbits never say die. Lance Ford places the audio of the original trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey over clips from The Goonies, and the children’s journey to find pirate treasure travels to Middle-earth with a tasty replacement for Bilbo’s magic ring.


One advertising company is tired of making the same-old, boring commercials for their products, so a mystery man with an eye patch steps in to show how adding dubstep to their commercials will make them more exciting.

Photo via Above Average Network/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2012, 8:24 pm CST