3 Most Embarrassing Videos to Ever Come Out of BYU

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Brigham Young University is well known as having one of the best broadcasting and video production programs in the country. Naturally, with so many aspiring filmmakers in the school you are bound to see a few hit the mainstream media. Some of them have been awesome and were well received, such as the Real Life Fruit Ninja. Then there are other videos that made it big that were just flat out embarrassing. I present to you the top three most embarrassing videos to ever come out of BYU.

3. Teach Me How to Jimmer

This video was the most tolerable of the three, only because it had some good footage of Jimmer and a few popular cameos. However, the remainder of the video was just shots of Provo All-Star’s and a bunch of white Mormon girls pretending they are hot stuff. Jimmermania was an awesome time for Provo, but videos like this made it tempting to second guess living here. No disrespect to Feel Good Music Coalition. They put out some great stuff and the song was extremely well done, but they could have done without the numerous shots of the All-Star’s.

2. Provo Girls

I was embarrassed to live in Provo just by reading the title. Some BYU students thought it would be hilarious to take all of the BYU stereotypes and roll them into one big Katy Perry parody music video. Rather than “California Girls” it was “Provo Girls.” I know this video is purposely making fun of Provo, and they got the stereotypes right on. The idea of the video was actually pretty good and had loads of potential as there is a TON to make fun of at BYU. Unfortunately, it just ended up being extremely awkward and embarrassing to watch. The only positive thing about this video is that Mallory Everton (the main girl) didn’t wear her ridiculous looking hipster glasses.

1. Jabari Parker Style

While some videos are purposely making fun of the BYU stereotypes, this video was actually a sincere attempt to break those barriers and recruit somebody to move to Provo. I’m convinced that this video played a major part in Jabari’s decision to select Duke. Yes, it was that bad. The video was so bad I first thought it was made by a few University of Utah students as a prank. Nope, it was real. The video features a man who looks like the type of person that throws temper tantrums at church basketball games trying to relive the glory days. Not only that, he looks way too old to go to college. With his pathetic attempt at trying to be black, they top off the video by only casting the ugliest girls possible in Provo who look absolutely miserable. This video did a fantastic job at making BYU look like one of the worst places to attend college. Any students who starred in this video should be expelled immediately.

Mike Romero
Mike is a self employed Dad who for some reason can't leave Utah County. When he's not writing about life he's out living it. He enjoys wakeboarding and long walks with the wife.

7 Comments

  1. Guest - March 31, 2013, 10:23 pm

    what are you talking about!? I’m in the BYU film program and we’re not know for anything. Also, nice hipster classes.

  2. dubsdrivel - April 3, 2013, 9:50 am

    I think this vid deserves an honorable mention… Evidently BYU fans need to be taught how to cheer.

    http://larrybrownsports.com/college-basketball/byu-compiles-video-teaching-their-fans-how-to-cheer-video/87325#ooid=cya21zMjrJvcpn45m5qFpgyaIxLrwAYT

  3. jeffjordan - April 17, 2013, 11:20 am

    It looks like we would have failed miserably if we were trying to recruit a”self-employed dad who for some reason can’t leave Utah County”. Good thing we weren’t. :)

    Look, none of us involved in making the video thought he’d come to BYU. People close to Jabari made it clear to us that he wasn’t, so the goal of the video was to cast a positive light on BYU to a broader audience using Jabari and the viral nature of all things Gangnam Style (at the time) as mechanisms for getting the word out.

    Using enterprise social media monitoring software and natural language processing sentiment algorithms (the same tools the NFL, Lenovo, Levi’s, Food Network, MLB, Deloitte and others use), we measured the reach of and sentiment towards the video. Sentiment towards the video on the social web was overwhelmingly positive when sentiment was expressed – higher than 85%. Win! Video views reached over 1 million across multiple, global distribution points including ESPN, Yahoo Sports, Fox News, CBS Morning Show, USA Today, and more. Double win!

    We created a piece of content that was well-recieved and achieved mass-distribution on literally 10 hours of work and a budget of $0. Is the video is as corney as they come? Yes. Is it an attempt at real hip hop? Obviously not. Did it reach its target audience with a message that was well-recieved? Yes. Are there thing we would have done to improve the video given more time and resources? Definitely. However, by every marketing measure, it was a phenomenal success.

    The cherry on top is that Jabari and his family loved the video. We confirmed that via a forwarded, unsolicited email from his mother. That’s probably the strongest argument in favor of the video.

  4. debbie720 - August 24, 2013, 7:50 am

    Provo girls is one of my all time favorite videos! Mallory Everton rocks that video! Clearly the writer of this article doesn’t understand parody, because this video nailed it.

  5. Potatocheese - August 24, 2013, 3:50 pm

    Your lame!!! Provo Utah girls is awesome -__-

  6. guest - August 24, 2013, 9:44 pm

    “Provo, UT Girls” is a great video. The writing was spot-on and the acting was hilarious. It’s a parody. You said yourself it got the stereotypes spot-on.What were you expecting? And as for the “ridiculous looking hipster glasses”… really? I mean, come on! What does Mallory’s fashion choices have to do with a music video? She is a very pretty girl, and she rocks them.

  7. Mike Romero - August 24, 2013, 10:03 pm

    First off let me say that if I could take back this article I would. I was in a slightly bad mood when I wrote it, and I did a poor job of making my message clear. I actually have no dislike towards Mallory. I think she’s a great comedian and is a great face for Studio C. Also, if there were a person to make fun of Provo, she’d be the first one. She’s not your typical cheesy BYU student. Those glasses though, just not a fan that’s all! Also, Provo girls is funny, I had a laugh myself. All I’m saying is I’d be embarrassed for an “outsider” of Provo to watch this who actually thinks that is how Provo is. So let me just apologize for this article. Sorry!

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