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Fabulous Secret Powers

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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2007

So, here's a little backstory on this video. This is the original video from which the "HEHEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA" / "He-Man Sings" meme was born. (FULL HISTORY IS BELOW)

We made this video in 2005 and posted it to the Something Awful forums:
http://secretpowers.net/reddit/fsp_hi...

In 2006, dkilzer2000 posted it to youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Nc8R...

We finally got around to posting it to our own page in 2007 (you are here).

Then, in 2010, in the process of redesigning our company web site, we posted it to Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/8564338

We did not disable the "Download the source video" option on Vimeo, nor did we leave our watermark on the video as we had on the YouTube version. From Vimeo, people grabbed the "high quality" version, edited out the intro and outro (which included all of our credits), and posted it again to YouTube. As it turns out, removing the intro and outro was a very smart and viral-y decision by ProtoOfSnagem and others, because the video has gotten over 50M views in this abbreviated form. We tried for over a year to get ProtoOfSnagem to at least credit us for the video, but he never responded -- in fact, it seemed to be a dead YouTube account -- so on 11/14/12 we flagged it and YouTube pulled it down, along with over TWO YEARS of your comments. :(

On 11/15/12, we retracted the claim on ProtoOfSnagem's version. Our only goal was to prompt Proto to credit us in his description, but instead it just felt like we broke this joyful little corner of the Internet and made a lot of people sad. That is the OPPOSITE of what this video is all about.

11/16/12 -- ProtoOfSnagem's version returned to YouTube. We have no plans to pull it down again, as we feel this video belongs to you, the Internet Citizens, at this point.

Since 2005, there have been all manner of tributes, remixes and even 5-10 hour loops of the video. We've collected our favorite tributes to Fabulous Secret Powers here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

All of this is to say, we are extremely happy so many people have enjoyed this video over the years. And if you're here watching the original, sitting through the smooth intro tones of my Yamaha DX7 (aka the Doogie Howser-o-matic, which you can pry out of my cold, dead hands) we appreciate you!

Love,

Slackcircus

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More history via Know Your Meme:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/he-man-...


Official MP3 Single Available Now:
♪ iTunes: http://bit.ly/HeyyeyaaiTunes
♪ Amazon: http://bit.ly/HeyyeyaaAmazon
♪ Google: http://bit.ly/HeyyeyaaGoogle

Official Ringtone (link only works from iPhone / iPad):
♪ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hey...

Thanks to everyone who's supported our video over the years.

Credits:

Fabulous Secret Powers - created by Ryan Haines & Jay Allen, 2005, SLACKCiRCUS

Song is a parody cover of "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes ©1992 Interscope Records:
http://youtu.be/6NXnxTNIWkc

"He-Man & The Masters of the Universe" is property of DreamWorks Classics (formerly Classic Media).:
http://classics.dreamworksanimation.com/


LYRICS:

Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

And I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means

And so I cry sometimes
When I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What's in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What's going on?

And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?

and he tries, oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And he prays, oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution

And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?

And I say
hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?
(Don't cry out loud, just keep it inside, learn how to hide your feelings)

hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?

Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

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