YouTube Guide: “Downton Abbey,” Super Nintendo edition

Downtown Abbey, now in 16 glorious bits.


Published Jan 25, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 2:42 am CDT

With more than 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.

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1) Billy Kiley, “Downton Abbey for the SNES”

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Play as the scheming Thomas Barrow as Downton Abbey is turned into a role-playing game for the old-school Super Nintendo Entertainment System. As a new footman, you’re asked to assist the Earl of Grantham, Lady Mary and the Dowager Countess as you learn the ins and outs of the estate, and hopefully nobody dies from Spanish Influenza a la Oregon Trail.

2) Bad Lip Reading, “A Bad Lip Reading of Barack Obama’s Inauguration”

The Presidential Inauguration was just a few days ago, but we’re already misreading what the President, Chief Justice John Roberts and Beyoncé said, thanks to some quality bad lip reading—although we’ve yet to determine whether the speeches were lip-synced.

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3) Turner Benelux, “A dramatic surprise on an ice-cold day”

The Belgian TV channel TNT that was behind the viral “A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square” video is back, only this time they placed their infamous red button in the middle of a Dutch shopping street where chaos ensues once the button is pushed.


4) Stuart Edgington, “Stank Breath Prank at ‘Most Honest College'”

Stuart Edgington and Kaitlin Snow went two days without brushing their teeth. After a breakfast of onions, garlic, blue cheese and chips, they went around Brigham Young University to see how others took their breath and test out their claim as the “most honest college.”

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5) Dude Perfect, “Johnny Football Edition”

The guys behind Dude Perfect teamed up with Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, to recreate a video they shot in September 2009 in Aggieland at Texas A&M.

Photo via Bill Kiley/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 25, 2013, 7:57 pm CST