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About

Montage Parodies (or "MLG Montages") are a series of remix videos parodying the "video game montage" subgenre on YouTube, which is characterized by quick-paced edits and looped footage, as well as heavy use of loud dubstep music and squeaker sounds in the background. While this style of editing initially rose to popularity through highlight reels of impressive gameplay released by e-sport teams in the Major Gaming League, it quickly became known as a cliche as amateur gamers began creating their own, usually with in-game footage of unremarkable quality.

Origin

As early as September 2010, YouTubers were uploading montages containing footage from first-person shooter games like Call of Duty (shown below, left). On March 10th, 2011[5], YouTuber Jamal Nigrumz (also known as jmcxs) uploaded the earliest known montage parody video featuring clips from the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft (shown below, right).

Common Tropes

Images that are often featured in montage parodies include those mocking the Doritosgate controversy, the Dancing Snoop Dogg GIF and the default "Sample Text" captions from the Sony Vegas video editing software. Additionally, references to the first-person shooter trick shot 360 no scope, the phrase "420 blaze it" and the Illuminati secret society are often included in the videos.

Music / Sound Sample Usage

Montages are often uses loud musics from dubstep and trap genres and various music remixes, mashups or comedy tracks. Sometimes sourcing those samples from the sound sharing site Soundcloud, these samples are mostly being referred as Soundclown.
Ironic conspiracy theory parts of the videos are usually including the X-files or Inception themes on the background. They can also be remixed with the Air Horn blasts. As well as the Sad Violin usage to parody drama.
There is also largely usage of the hitmarker sound and trigger from the Call Of Duty series.

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Spread

On October 18th, 2011, YouTuber souqil released a montage featuring footage from the game Woodcutter Simulator 2011 (shown below, left). On December 23rd, YouTuber motdef uploaded a montage parody for the game Train Simulator inspired by souqil's video (shown below, right).[6] In the first three years, the videos gained over 310,000 and 2.47 million views respectively.

On May 18th, 2012, the /r/montageparodies[7] subreddit was launched for users to share notable montage parody videos. On May 31st, YouTuber xX420KuShxX uploaded a montage featuring shaky Flash browser game footage (shown below, left). On December 14th, 2013, YouTuber QwertySkill uploaded a montage parody containing clips of a woman demonstrating how to properly flip a pancake (shown below, right).

Notable Examples

The most popular, and well know people on YouTube for making montage parodies are mostly associated with the /r/montageparodies subreddit, such as Snipars ,Fapplet, Ancientreality, Senpai Kush, NFKRZ and Vagabonds.


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bymanolococ147

wait what if mlg were not kill???
it will have a gr8 return in 2019 m9, nostradamus predicted. it'll be trending like hell in that year.
rip (revive in prevail) mlg.

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Gambut brotherhood

yay its trending again,HOOORAYYY

#keepMLGpopular

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Jack the Dipper

When Snipars himself has had it with these.

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Golden Alpaca

This is really in-depth. Thanks for writing out what I was pretty much thinking subconsciously for a long time. This also lays out everything that's fundamentally wrong with Behind the Meme.

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TactiusTSI

Rule 420: If there is no MLG parody of something… make one.

And thus FaZe Combat was born.

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Machu

My actual initials are MLG. I'm not sure I how feel about all this.
If high score tables still used initials, I'd be all up in them!

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Bumpapumpa

This meme was never funny. It is a shit tier le reddit OMG SO RANDOM LOLOL xDD meme that relies on randomly shoehorning in unfunny catchphrases and image macro level memes to compensate for the lack of the authors ability to produce humorous content. Anyone who finds these funny should be castrated to avoid passing this cancer onto further generations, not that they'd ever have sex in the future that is if this is what they consider the peak of internet humor

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Flare Dancer

I'll see your complaint and raise you one MLG Teletubbies.

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Thelostrune

There's no point in trying anymore.
Being against memes is now a meme and being ironic about memes is a meme at this point.

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Thelostrune

Ironic memeing is now a meme.
We've all lost, let's go home and commit sudoku.

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mariofalz

alright, 19 more days and this will rise form the ashes

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