Great Job, Internet!: This “Damn, Daniel” Karate Kid mashup was always going to happen

Two unassuming California teens named Daniel and Josh have found themselves at the eye of an internet hurricane in recent days thanks to a massively viral compilation of Snapchat videos in which the unseen Josh half-teases, half-compliments his friend Daniel on some savvy fashion choices. Mostly, the smartphone-shot video depicts the grinning Josh walking around as his friend affects an excited voice and says things like, “Daaaaaamn, Daniel! Back at it again with the white Vans!” There really isn’t much more to the meme than that, and even Daniel and Josh themselves were at a loss to explain the phenomenon when they appeared on Ellen. Nevertheless, what started as a private joke between friends has now become a bona fide internet sensation with tens of millions of views.

Whatever the meme’s appeal, a flood of “Damn, Daniel” parodies and copycats is inevitable. A Los Angeles-based comedy troupe called …

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