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2008 Viral Videos: The best from the US

The viral videos that had everyone in stitches

One of the most popular elements of the web, is the viral video. Many of them have made us cry with laughter, so our colleagues at PC World US magazine have rounded up the top 9 viral comedy videos of 2008. These clips were selected based on number of views, from data gathered by TubeMogul.

9. Sexy! Flashy! Wonky! Super Obama Girl!

She makes male hearts beat faster than a speeding bullet and racks up video views with the power of a locomotive. Tilting the scales at 7.3 million views is Amber Lee Ettinger, better known as Obama Girl, with her clip, 'Sexy! Flashy! Wonky! Super Obama Girl!'.

The video, showing Obama Girl flying through various adventures in a tiny top and bikini bottom, didn't take long to become a phenomenon in 2008. Ettinger had already gained public attention with her 'I Got a Crush...on Obama' debut in '07.

Partnering once again with humor site Barely Political, the scantily clad Obama Girl turned her further adventures into an action-hero parable that made the race for the White House instantly more interesting.

8. Star Wars According to a three-year-old

Childhood innocence can be oh-so-charming - charming enough to grab 9.5 million video views and the number 9 spot on our list. As its title suggests, this video consists of a little girl explaining the plot of the original Star Wars movie, as she understands it.

The video drew more than 17,500 comments on YouTube alone. The parents of the unwitting star insist that they never coached or prompted, and that the video is simply the product of an organic toddler-style conversation. The parents also posted a blanket statement declining all business offers and agent representation, giving the ninth-most-watched clip of the year an even stronger aura of authenticity.

7. Miley Cyrus '7 Things' spoof

Hannah Montana may be topping the teen music charts, but in the world of viral comedy video, a spoof of her shtick stole the show. Coming in at number 8 is the parody of Miley Cyrus's song 7 Things, performed by solo parody artist VenetianPrincess .

The revisionist lyricist takes Cyrus's song recounting all the things she hates about her ex-boyfriend and twists it into a tune that enumerates all the things girls do that "straight guys don't realize." At least in VenetianPrincess's case, those things include creating an internet sensation that snagged more than 11 million views.

6. How to Be a Nerd

This year "how to be a nerd" became a smash hit. Accumulating close to 12 million views, the clumsily edited clip shows two young boys who demonstrate all sorts of nerd-friendly moves.

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