Go Crazy Go Stupid refers to a vine posted by PresidentofUgly in which he yells to the camera “go crazy,” shakes his head, and then yells “go stupid.”
The original post is no longer available. The earliest repost of the video was uploaded by Twitter user @1runako on May 29th, 2015 (shown below).
GO CRAZY UHHH GO STUPID pic.twitter.com/bFyUwQgYF3
— Dreadie One (@1runako) May 29, 2015
The video was reposted numerous times over the next four years. On March 23rd, 2017, FULL HD 1080p MEMES uploaded a Spongebob Squarepants parody to YouTube. The video gained 19,763 views and 268 likes in two years (shown below, left). On May 18th, YouTuber Daniel uploaded an edited parody of the original. The video accumulated 102,444 views and 2,800 likes in two years (shown below, right).
On September 4th, 2018, That on Glitchyeasteregg uploaded a void parody (shown below, left). The video garnered 115,700 views and 2,300 likes in six months. On September 11th, Dat Boiii uploaded a parody with Travis Scott ‘Astroworld’ parody (shown below, right). The video gained 22,270 views and 470 likes in six months.
On February 22nd, 2019, YouTuber and Gamer CoryxKenshin uploaded a video featuring the game “Pacify.” During the game a small baby runs past in the dark with the audio of “go crazy go stupid” (shown below). The video gained 1.5 million views and 134,000 likes in two weeks.
On February 24, Twitter user @mazarenai shared the clip in reaction to “10 year old me when my mom says I can go look at the lobster tank while she shops nope” (shown below). The tweet gained 26,000 retweets and 84,500 likes in a few weeks.
10 year old me when my mom says I can go look at the lobster tank while she shops pic.twitter.com/pZ2QevUoJN
— ℓιи 🌿 (@mazarenai) February 25, 2019
Twitter users, YouTubers and TikTok users continued to parody both the baby video and the original. On March 10th, 2019 @mayihavecoochie used the Pacify video with more babies in reaction to “NYC criminals when the avengers were away fighting Thanos” (shown below). The tweet garnered 1,700 retweets and 5,200 likes in two days.
NYC criminals when the avengers were away fighting Thanos pic.twitter.com/uZ4Eg7FIY3
— ben (6’2) (@mayihavecoochie) March 11, 2019