– No way!
Wait, this was a thing? – What is this?!
Oh my god. Look at how thick it is. ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – (FBE) Today, we’re gonna be
taking a trip down memory lane. – Ooh, exciting. Okay.
– We will actually be showing you 10 things across movies,
shows, apps, and more that all turned 10 years old
this year in 2019. – Oh, no. You’re gonna
make me feel really old and really bad. I’m gonna have
another midlife crisis. – I hate things that make me feel old,
’cause I’m aware objectively that I’m a child.
– (FBE) First up, I’m gonna be showing you the most-viewed
YouTube video of 2009. – Oh, double rainbow?
That’s all I could think about. – (Simon) How old are you, Susan?
– (Susan) I am 47. – Susan Boyle! Whoa!
– (Susan) And that’s just one side of me.
– I remember watching this video and being like, “Oh my gosh.
Who is this woman? She has the voice of an angel.”
– ♪ I dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪
– I remember seeing this for the first time.
– She’s doing really well, too. She’s now had a few opera albums,
and ah, good for her. – (host) You didn’t expect that,
did you? Did you? No. – ♪ I dreamed that love
would never… ♪ – (clapping) This is so good.
– (snapping) – Get it, Susan!
– ♪ Now life has killed the dream ♪ – Ooh, I have goosebumps.
– Wow. – ♪ …dreamed ♪
– (clapping) Queen Susan.
– (FBE) So, that video of Susan Boyle’s performance
on Britain’s Got Talent was watched more than
120 million times by viewers around the world
in 2009. – God. And every season,
they’ve tried to replicate it. – That’s insane,
especially for YouTube 2009. That’s like billions of views.
– I remember she recorded a record of her singing it,
and I bought it at the time, and I still– if I listen to that,
that’ll take me back to that time. – (FBE) So, next up,
I’m gonna show you the trailer for a movie that is turning
10 this year. – Oh, gross. – (Jake) I became a marine
for the hardship. – Avatar!
– Avatar’s 10 years old? – (Jake) …told myself
I can pass any test a man can pass. – I don’t understand
how this movie made so much money. – I don’t want a sequel.
I watched this once. I don’t ever wanna watch it again.
– (Colonel Miles) You’re not in Kansas anymore.
You’re on Pandora. – The graphics and all that
in this movie are so good. And knowing that
that was 10 years ago… – This was one of the first
real crazy CGI movies. – (Jake) This is our land!
– I was so young that when I saw them
intertwining their braids, I was like, “This is disgusting!” – Papyrus.
(outraged) They used Papyrus! – It’s been a decade, and this movie still does not have any cultural impact
in my mind. – (FBE) So, Avatar was not only released in 2009, but it was also
the highest grossing movie of that year. And by 2010,
it became the first film to reach $2 billion
at the Box Office. – Which is weird! Why?
I don’t get it! – The reason why it grossed
so much money was because of all the hype around it,
of this is gonna be visually the coolest movie
you will ever see. – (FBE) It was also the highest
grossing film of all time until this year, when it was
beat out by Avengers: Endgame. – Yeah! Shut it down.
At least I remember Avengers. And that’s gonna be
a memorable film. Avatar is just a blur.
– That’s a 10-year streak. I mean, that’s pretty impressive.
– (FBE) Next up, I’m gonna be showing you the trailer for a TV show
that premiered all the way back in 2009.
– Ooh, a TV show. – Oh my gosh!
Is this Modern Family? – (voice-over) Jay and Gloria
are newlyweds. Phil and Claire…
– See, it’s funny, ’cause now they’re
the… postmodern family? – (Alex) Luke just shot me!
– They were so little. – I remember when it came out,
it was winning all types of awards.
– (voice-over) Then there’s Mitchell and Cameron…
– (Mitchell) We just adopted her. We’re bringing her home
for the first time, huh? – (woman) Look at that baby
with those cream puffs. – This was also a big show
for 2009, because you didn’t really have a gay couple
as the starring characters. – (Mitchell) Excuse me,
but this baby would’ve grown up in a crowded orphanage if it wasn’t
for us “cream puffs.” And you know what?
Note to all of you who judge… – (Cameron) Mitchell.
– (Mitchell) …you small-minded, ignorant–
– It was funny. It was really real, and it was also shot in the way–
like The Office and Parks and Recreation.
– (Cameron) She’s got the cream puffs. – She’s got them. (laughs)
– (Mitchell) Oh. – ♪ Our house ♪
– (sings along) ♪ In the middle of… ♪
– (woman) Come on! – This is one of those timeless shows
that you just feel like has been around forever.
– (FBE) Modern Family starts its final season on September 25th
on ABC after being on the air for so long.
– Wow. That’s impressive. – It’s kind of like
they’re not as modern anymore. – 10 years does not feel
like a long time, and that makes me think
that I’m getting too old! – (FBE) This show was praised
by many for showcasing a lot of diversity and encouraging society
to be more accepting of familial differences.
– I think that’s amazing, because everything isn’t all perfect,
cut, and clean. Families aren’t like that for sure.
– It was one of the first shows to show very openly gay parents
raising and normalize it instead of being like, “This is–
we’re trying to do something.” It was like, “No, this is
how families are in the world.” – (FBE) Okay, next up,
I’m gonna show you a song from 2009 that was also
the top Billboard song of that year. – Ooh, I’m thinking maybe
Black Eyed Peas. They were big in 2009.
– ♪ I like that boom boom… ♪ – The Peas, baby! Let’s go!
– ♪ They try to… ♪ – (sings along) ♪ Copy my swagger ♪
Oh my god! – ♪ I’m so 3008 ♪
♪ You so 2000 and late ♪ – This song just hit me
with nostalgia in my face. I just got whacked with it.
– ♪ Boom boom boom ♪ ♪ Gotta get that ♪
♪ Boom boom boom ♪ – This song was the pool party
summer song for two years. – Black Eyed Peas were such a staple
in my middle school dances. It was “Imma Be,” “Boom Boom Pow.”
– Yeah. This reminds me of freshman year homecoming dance.
– They were on top of the world around that time.
They were one of the biggest acts. – Oh my god! That’s so weird!
You made me feel old. – (FBE) So, that was “Boom Boom Pow”
by the Black Eyed Peas. – Boom, boom, pow!
The three best nonsensical words in a row on the radio.
– (FBE) So, in its first week of digital release, “Boom Boom Pow”
sold 465,000 downloads, making it the largest single week
and debut downloaded totals by a group in the history
of digital download sales. – That’s crazy. Looking at it now,
I’m like, it’s probably not my type of music.
It’s so repetitive. – When this was released,
this was when we were starting to get more into just social media
and more of the sort of digital ways to download music rather
than physical CDs, which is the olden times.
– (FBE) Okay, moving along now to a video game that
was first released in 2009. – Okay, now you’re in
my territory for sure, ’cause I play a bunch of video games. – (man) What I’m playing with…
– Oh, Minecraft is 10 years old?! – (man) …called Minecraft.
It’s a work in progress, so not all the features
in it are fully implemented yet. – Wow. I didn’t know
it came out that long ago. – (man) It became available,
I believe on about May 21st, 2009. – Wow! May 21st, 2009.
I hope this guy is still playing Minecraft today.
– (man) …this Java applet. I guess you could call it a game.
– Look, the character doesn’t even have arms or anything.
That was just strictly building. – (man) You can dig and build…
– I can’t believe it’s 10 years old. Minecraft is still crazy popular.
– Minecraft is almost in middle school!
And that’s who played Minecraft. Aww, that’s so nice.
– (FBE) So, that was a playthrough from 2009 of a video game
which has maintained and gotten even bigger
in the last 10 years: Minecraft. – Yeah, that’s awesome.
– Minecraft came out. It started to slowly build.
People loved it. And then it died down for a bit,
and now it’s back again. – This past year, LazarBeam
and PewDiePie really brought this game back.
– (FBE) So, now let’s check out this product that was massive
back in 2009. – Ooh, I’m thinking either
a Shake Weight or a Bump It. – (voice-over) Shake Weight
is the flab-busting… – (laughs) Okay.
– We had a Shake Weight. And my grandma and my grandpa
would use it, and I was just like, “Stop! It looks bad!”
– (woman) Oh my gosh. I can feel the definition…
– For a 15-year-old boy, this was very funny.
– (woman) You just shake it. back and forth.
– (laughs) It’s so bad. – There’s still so many memes.
Oh my god. Stop. – So, you’re telling me
this thing actually sold. – I love those early
2000s infomercials. They’re so cheesy and so iconic.
– (woman) You just shake it back and forth.
– (squeals) That’s so bad. – I don’t think there’s as many
infomercials anymore, because now, advertisements are a lot
more spread out rather than just kind of on your TV.
– I just remember all the YouTube content that came out
after of people shake weighting in public, and people would think
that they’re shaking something else. – (FBE) That was an ad for
the exercise equipment Shake Weight, which garnered over $40 million
in sales in just one year. – Are you kidding? (chuckles)
I feel like half of the people that purchased it were trolling.
– You know what’s crazy? Some of the people probably
watching this episode have never even been alive when this stuff
all came out, so to them, it’s like ancient history.
– (FBE) Next up, here’s a trend that was taking weddings
by storm in 2009. – Was it the mobs?
The dance mobs? ♪ (upbeat dance music) ♪
– Yeah, whoa! I was thinking of this exact one.
That’s crazy. – (sings along) ♪ One,
two, three, four ♪ – Okay, okay.
He got moves. – I feel like this
still sort of happens. – I feel like I would be
the clumsy one to fall and just ruin everything. (giggles)
– I know weddings are serious and you wanna be really pretty
and stuff, but it’s also a chance for all your friends and family
to come together, so why not make it fun?
– Yeah, I remember I watching these. Ooh, that’s nostalgia right there.
– Dude, I totally forgot about the Office parody of this.
– Wow. Look at the camera work. – (squeals)
– Aww. – ♪ It’s gon’ be me, you,
and the dance floor ♪ – It’s super cute.
It’s pure. It’s fun. – (FBE) So, that was the video
that many believe started the wedding flash mobs dance trend,
which at the time of filming this video, has over 98 million views.
– (softly) Wow. – (FBE) It also inspired
wedding dance mob moments in pop culture such as on
an episode of The Office. – Yeah. I mean, it’s crazy
to think that was such a big part of pop culture that just
actual TV shows and movies incorporated it.
– I had no idea that that video was what started the trend,
but the trend is all over the place. – (FBE) So next, we have
a big moment in US history from all the way back in 2009.
– Obama! – (Justice Roberts) Are you prepared
to take the oath, Senator? – (Obama) I am.
– Oh! Obama becoming president. – (Justice Roberts) I,
Barack Hussein Obama…
– (Barack) I, Barack– – (Justice Roberts) …do
solemnly swear. – Ahhhh!
– (Obama) I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…
– Remember when we all weren’t dreading our future? (laughs)
– Wow. Life was different. The world was different. – (Justice Roberts) …faithfully
the office of president of the United States…
– (Obama) The office of president of the United States faithfully.
– Get someone who looks at you as proud as Michelle does.
She’s like, “That’s my husband. That’s right.”
– (Justice Roberts) Preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution
of the United States. – (Obama) Preserve, protect,
and defend the Constitution of the United States.
– You tell ’em, Obama! – It feels like a page
is turning in history. – (Justice Roberts) Congratulations,
Mr. President. – (clapping) A true hero.
– He was like 40 years younger before serving two terms.
– (FBE) So, although Obama won the presidency in 2008,
he was sworn in and officially became president of the United States
in January of 2009. – Sweet. And we had a good run.
– I just felt lucky to be alive during that time
and see these things happening, because these are things
that kids are gonna read about in textbooks.
– (FBE) Next up, I’m gonna show you a promo video for a popular app
that was first released in 2009. – There was apps in 2009?
– (T-Pain) Ay, what’s up, man? It’s your homeboy, T-Pain…
– No way! Wait, this was a thing? – Oh! A T-Pain autotune app?
– Oh! It was so fun! Me and all my friends
would huddle together and we’d sings songs.
– (autotuned) ♪ Snap your fingers ♪ – (autotuned) ♪ Do your step ♪
– T-Pain was popping in 2009. – Okay, I remember this song.
– (sings along) ♪ Baby girl, what’s your name? ♪
– I don’t even think I had an iPhone until I was
about 13/14, though. – (autotuned) ♪ I’m T-Pain ♪
♪ You know me ♪ – Oh my god. I want it!
I wanna download it now. – People saw it as a cheap gimmick,
where it was, “Oh, you can’t use your real voice,
so you’re just gonna use autotune,” when, in fact, T-Pain
is a fantastic singer and it was an artistic choice.
– (FBE) So, that was T-Pain promoting his autotune app,
which was wildly popular 10 years ago, where people used the app
to transform their own voices to sound more like T-Pain’s.
But sadly, it is no longer available. – Right, ’cause then everyone
used it in every song, and he was like, “Wait a minute.
I’m destroying the world.” – Come on, T-Pain.
You know how much fun I would have? Dude, I would mess
with so many people. – (FBE) All right, we got
one last thing for you that came out into the scene
in 2009. It was a popular electronic from 10 years ago that is
still relevant today. Any guesses? – Uh, iPhone.
– Give it to me. Give it to me. Whoa! It’s so thick!
– What is this?! Oh my god. Look at how thick it is.
– Oh my god! It’s so small! – Well now, this controls
our [bleep] lives. You’re probably looking
at this right now. – This is so heavy.
I’m shocked at how heavy it is, ’cause it’s small.
– Oh, the button’s up here. Ah. – Remember the camera?
When you used to swipe– oh– remember that?!
– (FBE) So, that was only the third model of iPhone
ever on the market, and it is 10 years old.
– That’s insane. It’s crazy just to see how every year
we make more and more advancements. – We’re on the 11 and that thing
looks like trypophobia max. – This is gonna be in a museum
one day, guys. – (FBE) Finally, what is one memory
from 2009 and roughly 10 years ago that you remember and can speak about?
– Roughly 10 years ago? Oh, god. I was 12.
10 years ago, I moved to LA, which is how I got here.
So, I guess a decade ago was the start of the path
to “React to a Decade Ago.” – I won a dance contest in 2009,
like my seventh grade dance contest. I won a CD player and I was like,
“This is the most [bleep]”– looking back, I’m like,
“This is 2009, the epitome of it.” – I had my first kind of
sort of boyfriend in 2009. It was like, “Do you
wanna be my girlfriend?” “Do you wanna be my boyfriend?”
And then we said, “Yeah.” And we didn’t talk the whole day,
because you don’t do that when you’re in
a middle school relationship. You don’t talk to each other.
We sat next to each other once at lunch, and then I broke up
with him the next day, because my mom found out.
– Coming out to LA and wanting to do more stuff
in the arts, ’cause I did dancing for a while, but it was
the first time I ever started taking classes out in LA.
It’s crazy to think of those little moments
that you don’t realize that is setting you up
for your future. – Thanks for watching this episode
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