“Oh yeah. Box Seats did Nyan Cat.” So says Box Seats member Ben Lepley, who has been making quite the series of claims lately regarding the ownership of video content on the internet.
“Yeah, and those videos of the babies - those are ours too.” When pressed for specifics, Lepley replied, “All of them. All of the baby videos. Those are ours. The videos — not the babies.”
At the completion of a 72 hour interview with Lepley, in which he credited every video in existence to Box Seats, it was determined that Box Seats had garnered a total of 10.3 trillion views, easily making them the most successful video producers in the history of the medium.
Lepley was careful to give credit where credit was due. When shown the video of a trailer for this summer’s blockbuster hit Men In Black 3, he said, “Oh, of course we didn’t make MIB3. That was Columbia Pictures. But that video you just showed me on your phone? The one of the MIB3 trailer? We made that video.”
After being shown a pirated video of the film Men in Black 3, Lepley replied, “Oh, we made that. The one you saw in theaters? That was made by Columbia Pictures. But we filmed the one that was the video you just showed me one your phone.”
When asked how that was possible, Lepley only offered, “Storyboards.” Then stared at the carpet beneath his feet, his jaw slightly slack. “I want a Sprite,” he then whispered.
Needless to say, congratulations are in order for Box Seats. Their next million videos will be released sometime this afternoon.