Internet sensation Randy Rainbow would like to turn his viral internet parodies into a television show, he revealed to Eye Opener TV Thursday morning.
“I’m having a few meetings with some fancy networks, so I would love to develop [what I'm doing] into a full scale television show of some sort,” Rainbow said during a live interview from New York.
“My dream is to have sort of a hybrid of the Daily Show, and a talk show, and some SNL skit stuff… so hopefully I can bring this to television in some way.”
The blogger-turned viral video star found his niche six years ago after spoofing the infamous Mel Gibson tapes.
Now he’s really hit his stride with the current climate of the presidential campaigns. One of his videos, “Braggadocious” (to the tune of Mary Poppins’ “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”) has received over 30 million views. It was even shared by Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke.
When asked about his inspiration, Rainbow replied, “That one came pretty easily, actually. The second I heard him say ‘braggadocious’ -- and I’m not the only show queen who had this notion.
“I think something about anything with ‘docious’-- which is sort of an unusual ending of a word-- I immediately go to ‘supercalifragilisticexpiali.’
“And so, the whole thing became a viral moment and I thought, ‘well, there’s no choice—I have to do this.’”
Randy Rainbow knows he’s in stiff competition among his peers who also pump out videos they hope will make it to viral status.
“You gotta be quick nowadays,” he explained. “I try to get it out in no more than 24 hours. So, it’s a quick turnaround.
“I spend about two hours writing it, and about the same time filming it; and them I’m all night editing. I try to get it out the next morning,” Rainbow said.
He’s currently working on a parody of the most recent presidential debate, which he admitted was like nothing he’d ever seen before. “It was kind of horrifying, actually.”
And, in case you were wondering, Randy Rainbow is his real name.
“A lot of people think that’s a stage name; but if you think about it, it’s the worst stage name anyone could ever chose,” he told us.
“So, no, I did not chose that—my parents bestowed that upon me at birth.”
We asked if anyone he’s ever spoofed has contacted him.
“I do some of the CNN interviews and plug myself into the interviewer’s position. I have heard from some of the CNN people that I spoof—all positive,” Rainbow said.
“Brianna Keilar gave an interview with Esquire and said, ‘I got Randy Rainbowed!’
“That was pretty cool,” Rainbow admitted. “She made me into a verb.”