Ray William Johnson | Fallen Titans #1

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Justin Y. : This is like the GamerfromMars but actually researched and entertaining

Maria M : I learned to speak English while watching Ray lmao I remember being around 12 or something and watching these videos even though I had no idea what the half of the words meant. Then "Your Favorite Martian" rolled in and I loved it! It was the funniest thing to me and to this day I know all the songs by heart (cringy story: I thought the Grandma Facebook song was so good that I even showed it to my dad). I grew up and stopped watching him and then I found out he was leaving =3 and while I watched the video, I couldn't help but cry. This man sparked my love and interest for Youtube, Internet and the English language. I'm 18 now, speak English fluently and even though Ray was unfunny, I am so grateful for him. :')

mdr48371 : I remember when badgers were badgers and mushrooms were mushrooms. Except when they were a snake.

Sarah Z : I would love to see a Tobuscus video!

pizzadust : "Adults have commitments, jobs, romantic relationships" Outch.

Devon Palmer : I remember when 100,000 subs meant you were a god among men.

Alex Johnson : When we were kids my friend showed me =3 and it was so shitty I thought the videos were made by someone he knew and was just showing me his friend's project

Furcas : Fun fact: I got banned from Your Favorite Martian because I had the audacity to critique the audio production of one of the songs. Whoever managed the comments on that account was very ban-heavy.

CannaToker420 : I completely forgot about that "Doin your mom" song. Jesus Christ that was horrendous.

Kara:ken A:kwe'ks : Watching you rip up Watchmen physically hurt me :(

Shaunelle Watt : Shout out to babby Cr1tikal (Ashamed to admit this is how I found him all those years ago)

Jordan Little : When you started ripping up 'Watchmen', I caught myself screaming 'He's gone mad! Someone! Stop him!'

Moses Primm : Yeah his jokes werent gold, but =3 was how most of us actually found content to watch. Most of the clips, if you went to the original video all the comments said "RayWilliamJohnson sent me" or some shit lol. He was more of a Youtube TV Guide situation I think.

Хлоя Марш : I remember =3 and I remember loving it. Until I stopped watching Ray's videos. Looking back I'm not like others in the comments who are saying "What was wrong with me!?" because there wasn't anything wrong with me. I *_grew out_* of his humor. There was nothing wrong with you as a kid. You liked something that appealed to kids that doesn't appeal to you at all as an adult. One might as say "What was wrong with me!?" when you remember that you liked The Teletubbies, the Wiggles, or hell that one band you listened to in middle school (you know the one) that you're embarrassed that you listened to now. You grew up and your tastes changed.

pablo lantigua : The your favorite Martian videos are super nostalgic for me but I really don’t wanna rewatch it

Zero Black : Do I hate mars bars

jamesaellis : The songs were a guilty pleasure. It went down hill after Douchebag...

SwagHags69 : He was watchable because back then it was a lot harder to find viral videos you weren't already aware of, and it was a good way to find cool ones. If you could put up with his personality.

Mid hog : Youtube was still somewhat new when =3 fully developed. Ray was one of the first "reactionists" and it worked, people enjoyed it for a long time, like a modern-day AMV. It also was the sort of a catalyst for such shows as Tosh.0, ridiculousness and web soup. Although his format was sort of the same through-out and he wasn't the best comedian, I believe we all enjoyed it somewhat because it was new and it kept us in the loop on viral videos.

The Boob Tube : Love the comparisons between the transformative lawsuits you added in here. Also, screw Matt Hoss

whatevernamelmfao : When Doin Your Mom started playing i got a legit flashback headache. You know when a flashback hits you so intensely and the memories that you hadn't thought of for a decade all come flooding in at once..

Shadow Wolf : Now all I can remember is the Jacksfilms segment parodying YourFavoriteMartian "Shock words, shock words" and based on the title of said videos you mentioned...yep that's about it.

Patrician : I loved Watchmen, when you ripped it up, I died a little. But I guess I didn't get the joke, until I went back and watched an =3 video. So, someone help me out. Why did Ray use Watchmen in his wall?

Hanfgurkenhasser : I honestly couldn't tell why I watched him, probably due to the videos he stol...showed. That and he introduced me to Cr1tikal aka Penguinz0 aka Moist Charlie. And for that I will be eternally grateful.

Fox Goodman : Just like with Smosh, I can't believe I used to love Equals Three.....

Burrito : I've noticed that a lot of modern creators seem to like to throw shit at Ray for the content he uploaded and his past projects. The guy was doing what he enjoyed and made a lot of people happy with it (including me) without having a bad influence on his audience, he brought a lot of people into this platform, many that will later on become fans of a lot of different creators that are popular right now. He was a major part of an old YouTube, one where everything was simpler and much less critical. I respect your opinion Quinton, I can even say that I agree to some degree, thanks for the video.

Pablo Arias : Man, I disagree with most of the criticism, I don't know why, it's probably a lot of nostalgia for what was going on in my life when he was still doing equals 3, but I still enjoy it today. Also I really liked the final part of this video, unlike most of his critics (mostly other youtubers) you actually tried to empathize with him and see him as a person, I appreciate that very much

thiefofthursday : I liked RWJ when he was big, but that's because I was 13

Matthew Jackman : Gonna be honest Quinton, I don't buy the shit at 7:00 up to about 8:00 I think, like most of us around back then can admit, we found it kinda funny back in the day. You were barely older than me at that time, I remember =3 having a huge following with almost everyone I knew and met. Looking back it is very stale, but at the time it was relatively novel, even if the jokes were pretty low brow. It wouldn't be a scar on your character to just admit that when Youtube was up and coming, you found a lot of this kinda thing rather entertaining. Don't just spout a crock of bs about how you were too well developed in your humor to enjoy it at that age. I'm not going to say your humour was influenced by =3 because you have a totally different style that I very much enjoy as a subscriber, but don't feel like you have to hide actually enjoying something at the time that looks cringy in the present.

Rainblaze : Stalkin' yo mom was a song by an artist called Wax, Doin' yo mom was a parody by Ray. The Stalkin' yo mom from YFM was a cover of the original song and also featured Wax for some reason.

Ezydenias : Man I just remember that Robi Motz, you know the guy who hosted =3 after ray william johnsen was so much more funnier. Wonder If I find him still funny if I would go back right now.^^

owo what's this : TIL ray william johnson looks like discount billie joe armstrong

DNAsGhostzHouze : ERB made Ray seem like a much better rapper than he was...

Lameashellcosplay : Some kid in middle school tried to convince me he was in YFM and it was kinda pathetic

Daniel Harbinger : It's like Tosh.0 but worse

Fuzzy Barbarian : Oh God, the Doin' Your Mom song... I didn't really have any opinions on it when I used to watch RJW, but hearing it now... that is incredibly cringey.

SPLORGAN : Remember Capitol Hill Gangsta? And the podcasts with Anna Akana?

DammitSinged : Fred is proof that humans ruin each other's lives.

Valerie : Oh my god I am the exact age for this video and it hit me so hard. I had such a crush on RWJ and thought his stuff was the best. You rule.

Pat O'Reily : I used to watch =3 when I was in middle school. I used to really like it

Kathryn Matthews : Thank you for being the first person to explain fair use and have it click in my head! I LOVE these Fallen Titans videos, I was a dumb 10 year old when youtube came out so I experienced a lot of the cringy stuff aimed at that age group firsthand. And I've basically lived on youtube since about 2010, and youtube was even the only reason I made it through some nights without killing myself. I owe a lot to youtube and its content creators, so delving into its history is fascinating to me.

NiJe : Aw, c'mon dont give Ray such a hard time. I still really like his stuff and I think he is pretty talented. You just show some of the oldest videos from him and back then he was just an amateur. Today he is a real comedian and I think you could see this trend in the later episodes of =3 and the other RWJ projekts.

Salokin : Ah, Ray once bragged about being the most popular channel, how times have changed

Andrew Ormrod : I thought it would be interesting to find out what happened to RWJ, until you played clips of him and I felt immediately violated

PeetaPan : he was doing what these youtube reactors did except like 5 years before them and better than they ever did.

wowthat bolivar : I like how most of RWJ's defenders are those that were children when =3 was a thing. "But muh nostalgia, nuuu he really was funny... i didnt have shitty taste! "

Katelyn A : You are an adorable person. That intro.

Cadger Christmas Light Show : Yeeeaaahhh boooiiii new quinton video

Toni Larios : I can't belive I never heard about ray until this video. not that I think I missed out on anything good but I don't know how I never saw ANYTHING about him for so many years.

oldannyboy37 : I'm more proud than I should be that I never found RWJ funny at all. I don't think I've ever laughed even once at anything he's ever done. If anything I've always found him to be annoying.