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Filthy Frank is the online handle of video blogger and Internet comedian George "Joji" Miller, who is best known for his absurdist and sarcastic style of humor and impersonation of various cultural stereotypes.
Online History[edit | edit source]
The DizastaMusic YouTube channel was created on June 15th, 2008. The first video was uploaded to the channel several days later on June 19th, 2008, featuring a masked man wearing a rasta costume dancing to the song “Get Low” by rapper Lil Jon (shown below)
On March 31st, 2010, the @FilthyFrank Twitter feed was created, accumulating over 11,900 followers within the next three years. On December 8th, 2011, the official Filthy Frank Facebook page was created, which received more than 42,800 likes within the next 14 months.
The Pink Guy[edit | edit source]
On February 29th, 2012, a video titled “Mr. Pink and Friends” was uploaded to the DizastaMusic YouTube channel featuring Frank and another man in lycra body suits acting deranged and staging pranks in public places (shown below, left). Within one year, the video received over 229,000 views and 590 comments. On May 12th, Filthy Frank published a video in which he dances to the song “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex while wearing the pink lycra body suit (shown below, right). Over the course of the next nine months, the video garnered upwards of 1.2 million views and 4,000 comments.
Harlem Shake[edit | edit source]
On February 2nd, 2013, Filthy Frank uploaded a video in which he and several friends wearing different colored body suits perform variations of the "Harlem shake" dance (shown below). Over the next week, the video accumulated over 350,000 views and inspired many other YouTubers to create additional "Harlem shake" videos.