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5 hilarious infomercial GIFs from Reddit’s hottest subreddit
The subreddit r/wheredidthesodago is the best thing to happen to infomercials since, well, forever.
And why doesn’t this damn doorstop work as a bread-slicer?
If you have a problem that just can’t be solved through common sense or ordinary levels of coordination, there’s a good chance someone’s made an infomercial just for you.
That’s the concept behind r/wheredidthesodago, a subreddit, or Reddit forum, that’s gained more 14,000 subscribers in less than a day of existence. Its purpose is simple: members post animated GIFs of human beings rendered incapable of performing otherwise simple actions.
The subreddit was so popular Monday that for a short time four of its posts hit Reddit’s front page. The growth was so out of the ordinary, in fact, that some suggested it was a marketing scheme—a “forced meme” that used sock puppet accounts to artificially inflate Reddit’s vote tallies.
It’s not, however. You can trace the subreddit’s origin to a GIF posted to r/funny Monday, where a woman accidentally drops a tray of food and soda.
“I would subscribe to a subreddit created for taking infomercials out of context,” bootoonoo wrote.
Anyone on Reddit can create a subreddit, and Redditor biurb jumped to action. r/wheredidthesodago was born.
“I gotcha bro,” biurb replied with the link.
Check out the five top infomercial GIFs captivating redditors right now:
1) The GIF that gave the subreddit its name. (source)
2) Children are shocked by a soda can. (source)
3) Woman doesn’t understand how to use a cupboard. (source)
4) This man is working very hard at science. (source)
5) Hanging up the phone is hard to do. (source)
Image and GIFs via r/wheredidthesodago/Reddit
Lauren Rae Orsini is a web culture reporter who specializes in anime and the business of fandom. Her work has been published by Forbes and Business Insider.