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The 20 best viral videos on the web

YouTube's most popular clips revealed

The Christmas lights house

This viral smash, which began circulating in 2005, features the 2004 performance of a Christmas lights and music show at the house of Carson Williams of Mason, Ohio.

Not only did Williams put up about a billion Christmas lights on his house, but he makes them blink on and off in sophisticated patterns to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The music was broadcast on FM radio so visitors could listen to it as they drove by the house in their cars.

Tom Cruise on Oprah

The clip of Tom Cruise's blissed-out 2005 performance on the Oprah Winfrey show is creepy enough as it is, but this remix adds a scary animation of what he might really have been thinking.

US comic roasts Bush

Comic Stephen Colbert uses his super-serious faux conservative talk-show host persona on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to give one of the bravest, edgiest roasts of a president in Washington history at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Colbert lampooned Bush and the Bushites from all sides and all angles, while Bush sat looking clearly uncomfortable and at times stunned. The day after the dinner, footage of the Colbert speech showed up at YouTube and other viral video sites, and has been viewed millions of times since.

Littlest King Kong - the little superstar

Not much is known about the star of this superviral hit. It's a clip from a Tamil Indian movie called Adisaya Pirari from the 1980s. The clip stars an actor who apparently has the moniker 'King Kong'. King Kong is a midget, but one with an odd, childlike look. He's got some crazy dance moves and he smokes a cigarette. Watch at your own risk - it's truly strange.


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