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Reaction videos are videos in which people react to events.wikipedia
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2 Girls 1 Cup

Among their first topics were reactions to the scat fetish pornography trailer 2 Girls 1 Cup. The first reaction videos for the gross-out "2 Girls 1 Cup" allowed people, according to Anderson, to "experience its dangerous thrill without having to encounter it directly—like Perseus looking at Medusa in the reflection of his shield".
The popularity of 2 Girls 1 Cup was aided by a series of reaction videos, that is, videos depicting people reacting to watching it.

Online video platform

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In particular, videos showing the emotional reactions of people viewing television series episodes, film trailers and music videos are numerous and popular on video hosting services such as YouTube.

YouTube

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In particular, videos showing the emotional reactions of people viewing television series episodes, film trailers and music videos are numerous and popular on video hosting services such as YouTube. Online, one of the first viral reaction videos was that of a child reacting to the "Scary Maze Game" prank on YouTube in 2006.

Japanese variety show

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On television, reaction clips have for a long time been a feature of Japanese variety shows, showing celebrities and tarento reacting to video clips.

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On television, reaction clips have for a long time been a feature of Japanese variety shows, showing celebrities and tarento reacting to video clips.

Fuji TV

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An evolution of earlier 1970s Japanese TV quiz shows that featured audience participants responding to questions, Fuji Television's Naruhodo! The World in 1981 introduced a format where a panel of celebrities and comedians watched brief videos and answered questions on the video.

Naruhodo! The World

An evolution of earlier 1970s Japanese TV quiz shows that featured audience participants responding to questions, Fuji Television's Naruhodo! The World in 1981 introduced a format where a panel of celebrities and comedians watched brief videos and answered questions on the video.

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This eventually evolved into the "waipu" format, where a "waipu box" superimposed on the corner of the screen shows a celebrity or tarento reacting to a video clip.

Laugh track

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This reaction format is still widely used in Japanese variety shows, where it is the equivalent of a laugh track on American television shows.

Viral video

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Online, one of the first viral reaction videos was that of a child reacting to the "Scary Maze Game" prank on YouTube in 2006.

Jump scare

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Online, one of the first viral reaction videos was that of a child reacting to the "Scary Maze Game" prank on YouTube in 2006.

Game of Thrones

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The numerous reaction videos for particularly popular or shocking television events, such as the 2013 Game of Thrones episode "The Rains of Castamere", have themselves become the subject of commentary.

The Rains of Castamere

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The numerous reaction videos for particularly popular or shocking television events, such as the 2013 Game of Thrones episode "The Rains of Castamere", have themselves become the subject of commentary.

The New York Times Magazine

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Sam Anderson, commenting on the phenomenon for the New York Times Magazine, described it as encapsulating the "fundamental experience of the Internet" in that it involved watching screens on which people watched screens, in a potentially infinite regression.

Perseus

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The first reaction videos for the gross-out "2 Girls 1 Cup" allowed people, according to Anderson, to "experience its dangerous thrill without having to encounter it directly—like Perseus looking at Medusa in the reflection of his shield".

Medusa

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The first reaction videos for the gross-out "2 Girls 1 Cup" allowed people, according to Anderson, to "experience its dangerous thrill without having to encounter it directly—like Perseus looking at Medusa in the reflection of his shield".

CraveOnline

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In CraveOnline, Witney Seibold derided reaction videos as "graceless" and "narcissistic", because they merely reflected immediate emotional reactions, and doubted that the reactions of a person aware of being filmed could in fact reflect the honest emotional response promised by the format.

H3h3Productions

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Their content mostly consists of reaction videos and sketch comedy in which they satirize internet culture.

Etika

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He was best known for his over-the-top reactions to Nintendo Direct presentations.

Social Repose

Other than music-related content, Social Repose also uploads reaction videos, which he titles "Goth reacts", and surreal artistic videos.

List of YouTubers

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Erika Costell

Costell has a YouTube channel where she regularly various posts vlogs, reaction videos and Music videos.

Tyrone Magnus

His YouTube channel originally started out as a wrestling talk show, where he talks about his love for wrestlers but then evolved into a reaction-based channel after fans sent him Man of Steel trailers to review, which then evolved into reacting to and reviewing trailers and later videos of all kinds such as Try Not To Laugh and Vine Compilations.