Loaded Extra: On the red carpet with Internet superstars
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>> Welcome to the 12th Annual Webbie Awards. The Webbies are the red carpet award ceremony event for the Internet. So we're here to celebrate film and video online websites, web applications. So we're gonna hit the red carpet and talk to this year's Internet stars.
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How do you feel about Obama clinching the nomination?
>> I think it's absolutely incredible. I'm very excited. I kind of knew it was going to happen. I had a really good feeling about it. He's just been doing really great all year. And I feel just excited to kind of be a part of it.
>> Is Chocolate Rain gonna be, like, you know, The Hokey Pokey? Ten years, 20 years from now it'll be, like, yeah, I did that song called Chocolate Rain? I don't know. But I hope to continue making music, and I hope that still finds an audience. So time will tell.
>> It proves that everybody's the same in the world. That's what the Internet proves, you know? That's the positive side of it.
>> [Inaudible] already they like my -- they watch my film on the 'Net, and it's coming out tomorrow.
>> Would you be okay with someone making their own version of your movies?
>> I would be happy. [Inaudible]. I did it, actually, myself.
>> I think we're one of the only award shows, if not one of the first, to honor the work that the judges choose and the work that the people choose right next to each other in every category because it's all about that, right? The web's all about everybody getting a voice.
>> And it feels great just to be honored. I swear -- I swear, we don't get honored so much for the work that we do, so the fact that we won three Webbies, and we were nominated for four to us is like the greatest honor.
>> There's definitely room for people to kind of innovate and do weird, crazy stuff on each side.
>> And so we're just happy that on that other, more serious side, that we can get honored.
>> It's kind of cool.
>> There are people who say that Saturday Night Live is really what launched YouTube. And without Saturday Night Live, it may never have been the success that it was. Do you agree with that?
>> I 100 % agree. I did not know what it was until Lazy Sunday.
>> You know, we were all wondering why it was taking so long for it to launch, but now that it did, we understand why it took so long. We're all incredibly happy with it. I mean, I think we're sort of tailor made for the Internet, like all our stuff is in small slices, and you don't have to watch the ones that didn't work. And it worked out perfectly.
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