From Chewiki: 1% Funny, 99% Hot Gas
Conrad Slater was a former major contributor to YouChew's news page.
After seeing "The Dalek Emperor Toasts the Universe", I wrote to Pikawil, which then lead me to discover the name YouTube Poop. I did a Google search and found that an old online acquaintance of mine (Timdrage) had made some himself, and he and his friends had also written about them. After a little more researching, I realized that there was quite a few people making them, yet no one had thought of opening a website for it, or even buy the domain name for it. Everyone I spoke to about it seemed to treat it like some overnight meme, yet the videos back then seemed to date back a couple of years. After attempting to make a poop myself, my sense of inadequacy motivated me to instead chart the progress of this genre and make it as an online champion for an art movement, rather than a mere fad. These days, the emphasis has moved to keeping the site alive and finding time to manage it all.
I, along with Miss10, was a part of the first YouTube Poop Tennis match ever conceived. It still remains to become a basis of most, if not all, YouTube Tennis matches as of today. In fact, some even state that that match-up was the best one YouTube Poop has ever seen in it's lifetime.
First poop seen
First poop made
You weren't there at the beginning (of YouTube Poop) is, in the opinion of it's author, a rather clumsy emulation of the poops he had seen at the time. The usage of Hotel Mario is, of course, an important hallmark, which many don't grow out of. But the use of Tom Baker from Doctor Who swearing didn't fit at all. Interestingly, the Thames TV ident and other 80s TV artifacts being a very British habit in poop making, which indicted that pop-cultured nostalgia goes hand in hand with some sort of a video montage in the UK.