The first 'S--t Girls Say' episode drew in more than 9 million views; its parodies have performed just as well. From top left corner, clockwise: original S--t Girls Say, the vegan parody, the yogi parody and the Asian girl parody. (PHOTO: Screen Capture / YouTube / Peggy Truong)
Forget Juliette Lewis, the priceless silent gazes and the original episodes of S--t Girls Say.
Nine million YouTube views and four weeks later, it's all about the parodies.
Yes, some have gone too far and made parodies just because they can, while others are actually quite funny (try S--t White Girls Say . . . to Black Girls, which has received more than 4 million views).
The folks at Funny or Die have also jumped on the S--t Girls Say parody train, posting several creations from its members. The latest is a 33-second compilation titled S--t Actors Say. But they too, have had enough, promising that the Actors parody is the last video you'll watch about 'S--t _____ Say' or anything like that s--t.
So is it time to move on? Have the 9 million (and counting) S--t Girls Say enthusiasts forgotten about the viral video that started it all?
And are we having another Rebecca Black moment? Last May, parodies of Friday were more popular than the original release, and even more so when the video was temporarily removed from YouTube for copyright issues. (No need to stress, Black has reposted the video, and it too has received a gazillion views).
Let's take the third and latest episode of S--t Girls Say, which marks the return of Lewis, who delivers another flawless and hilarious bit, playing the bar friend to star and co-creator, Graydon Sheppard.
Nothing has drastically changed: Sheppard is back as the Girl, Lewis engages in a You're the best duel (and wins, in tears), and a gossip fest ensues.
But since being uploaded more than two weeks ago, the video has received 1.2 million views. The popularity of the Twitter account, which the Webisodes are based on, has also slowed down.
Is S--t Girls Say slowly following the footsteps of what many attribute to be its predecessor, S--t My Dad Says? Remember when William Shatner starred as said Dad on the now-cancelled CBS sitcom? (We don't either).
While the creators of S--t Girls Say have not released a new episode since Dec. 24, the Twitter account has remained active.
That's so funny because you actually look like a Molly, read Tuesday's post.
With followers, Sheppard and his S--t Girls Say co-creator Kyle Humphrey have also attracted some haters, some even questioning just who the videos are referring to.
They're not one woman. They're a specific kind of woman. We don't in any way purport to represent all women . . . it's tricky territory. It's sensitive territory . . . but I'm gay, and Kyle's gay, and people put things out there about gay people . . . we've been learning a lot, Sheppard told the AV Club Toronto in December.
The parodies have received hate mail as well. In response to S--t Asian Girls Say, which has received more than 1 million views, more than 300 people have disliked the production.
I'm an Asian girl that lives in a city in California where over 50% of the population is some sort of Asian.. and I can safety [sic] say that this is not accurate at all . . . nice try . . . also, if you were trying to make it race specific, you failed pretty badly. I could put this under a generic title and I would never have thought to think it Asian, wrote one viewer.
As fans and critics wait for the next episode of S--t Girls Say and make even more parodies out of it, here are a few refreshers, along with the original. (Warning, some videos may contain offensive language or references).
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