Web Video: Fred

aka: FR Ed
Fred: You didn't tell him about me, did you?
Fred's mother: No, I lied and told him you're sane.
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred

Fred is 6. (In the movies he's 18.) He's a cloudcuckoolander keet with Helium Speech, an alcoholic drug-addicted mother who likes to go out, and a dad on death row in the state pen. note  You know, just like when you were a kid!

At its core, Fred is just a teenager acting hyperactive and pitching up his voice. That alone created one of the biggest YouTube phenomena of its time, spawning merchandise, music, and a trilogy of movies. Fred is also one of the oldest phenomena on YouTube, starting around Halloween 2006 (a year after the site's inception). His videos have gained lots of attention, regularly getting tens of millions of views, with his most viral video clocking out at over 70 million views. However, that same video was released many years ago, and it's safe to say that Fred has lost most if not all of his relevance in the eye of the masses (despite this, he still has over 2 million subscribers).

Speaking of no longer being relevant, the Fred channel is going off in such weird and uncharted territories that it rarely has any connections to Fred anymore. And don't even get us STARTED on the New Fred.

Tropes from Lucas Cruikshank's new series Doug go on its page.

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Alternative Title(s):

Fred Figglehorn