What if there was a documentary about a collaboration of some of the top YouTube creators, but the collaboration never existed? And what if the video of which they spoke was complete garbage? Such is the story of Tortuga ‘n Periquit wtf, a horrible video I made over the weekend. The initial intent was to make a cute animal video with a turtle and parakeet, but they had creative differences on the green screen. Just before I was going to trash the video because the green screen looked like “ass,” I decided to post it anyway. And to taunt fellow video creators, I credited people who had nothing to do with the garbage video… Charles Trippy, Michael Buckley, Cory “Mr Safety,” and others.
The video, as I expected, did not do well in views or ratings. After reading dozens of “wtf” comments, I decided to include wtf in the title. Then I woke up Sunday with a desperate need to create a fake documentary about the process and intent of this crappy video. Fortunately some of my favorite YouTubers were willing to send clips… FallofAutumnDistro, Michael Buckley (WhattheBuck), Nutcheese, TheMightyThor1212, Zipster08, Sign543, Jawharp1992 (who does all my ukulele songs). Charles Trippy as at Busch Gardens, Pipistrello danced his way out of it, and MrSafety (the alleged director) was nowhere to be seen, but that didn’t stop Buckley from giving him a playful jab.
Here’s the original video, followed by the “mockumentary” about the process.