• The Best Birthday Greetings Videos

    So I was looking for something funny/worthwhile to post on my friend’s Facebook wall (er, timeline, whatever) to wish him a happy birthday and it gave me the idea to compile the best birthday greetings videos out there…

    If you want to keep it short and simple (or if it’s around the holidays), you can always rely on the provocation of Frosty the Snowman:

    If the birthday boy or girl is an acquaintance, you can play it safe with the Stooges:

    But if you’re willing to get into your awkward zone, you can either send them an original tune from Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show: Great Job!‘s very own David Liebe Hart…

    …or recitations from Everything is Terrible’s Beautiful Balloon Bunch

    …or if you’d rather give the gift of something truly disturbing:

     If you think they might respond best to cutsy-wootsy, precious-weshus children videos, I’d recommend this one:

    And if they’re more the intellectual-type, there’s this Mental Floss episode from John Green:

    If they’re the sarcastic-type though, they might enjoy either of these sad birthday videos:


    Oh, and I remember owning “Party Reptile Leo” – he had a kazoo sticking out of his shell:

    If you’re looking for something more personalized, forget those JibJab customizations and look no further than the Whoosh From Mars Channel with 97 different names to pick from:

    This one’s my personal favorite though, “Older” by They Might Be Giants:

    In case you’ve missed the important date, don’t worry, because you can still wish your friends a very merry unbirthday.

    Buuuuuut, if comics are more your thing, here’s a classic from Perry Bible Fellowship:

    First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
    —Leo Rosenberg