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* AscendedMeme: [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.fingerfamilyapp.fingerfamilyapp Now you too can create your own custom Finger Family video]].


Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as "Five little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" are used). These videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles, but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video, but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger Family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.


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Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic a nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as "Five little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" are used). These videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles, but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video, but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger Family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.

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It became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was re-branded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being too scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but re-branded as an adult only channel.

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\nIt became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube Youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was re-branded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being too scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but re-branded as an adult only channel.


The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to Youtube updating it's policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It should be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").


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The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to Youtube updating it's its policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It should be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").



Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as Five little Monkeys jumping on the bed are used). These videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles, but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video, but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger Family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.


Yes, that's right. There are Franchise/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or Franchise/MickeyMouse.) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} and VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} to more adult franchises like Series/GameOfThrones and Manga/DeathNote, there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


The Story kind see the characters interacting with each other (including characters from different franchises) in a series of mime like sketches. Said interactions are so insane that they make the average CrackFic seem relatively sane in comparison. Among the insane scenarios featured in theses videos are Spiderman going a picnic with Elsa, [[CrackShip Elsa and the Hulk]] [[{{Squick}} taking the children they had with each other to the park]] and [[HulkingOut hulked out]] versions of the Pig Family fighting [[WesternAnimation/PawPatrol Paw Patrol Zombies]]. Suffice to say, the story videos really place the characters in all sorts of situations that must be seen to believed. Surprisingly the content of the videos aren't even the strangest part of the videos.


There are hundreds of different finger family channels and thousands of individual videos, but the authorship of these videos still remain unknown. There has been no one who has officially come forward admitting themselves to be the creators of the finger family videos (lucky for them or else they'd have probably had their pants sued off by now). Theories range from automated bots programmed to make videos to earn views to a random guy pranking everyone to a sentient AI trying to use the videos to communicate with humanity. Of course nothing is known for sure but what is known is that it's impossible to all be the work of one person due to the sheer amount of the videos along with the fact that tons of new ones come out every week. What we do know is that a lot of different channels are indeed connected in the fact that a lot of similar background music is used. Virtually every single version of the finger family song is sung by someone with a very heavy Indian accent, and the fact that it isn't uncommon to see entirely different channels complimenting each other in the comment section. The most likely case scenario is that the videos are being mass produced by some obscure, small animation company in India to earn some money from getting thousands of views from kids.

A lot of the videos have notably stirred up controversy among parents for having child unfriendly content. It isn't uncommon to find a video with blood, characters suffering grievous injuries, sexual content, loads of potty humor to inappropriate for TV, pregnancy (and sometimes ever giving birth onscreen) and sometimes even swearing. A rather notorious finger family channel called Superkids TV was well known for this kind of content including an infamous scene where Elsa gets her arm stuck in an escalator and ripped off in a brutal fashion. The term used for these kind of videos is called Elsagate though it also applies to none finger family videos including toy channels, unboxing channels and channels where people dress up as popular kids characters with inappropriate content. The concern with Elsagate videos reached its peak with the shutting down of a completely unrelated channel to the finger family videos called Toy Freaks which featured a dad placing his two daughters in completely inappropriate situations in order to earn views.

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Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as Five "Five little Monkeys jumping Jumping on the bed Bed" are used). These videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles, but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video, but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger Family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.


Yes, that's right. There are Franchise/SpiderMan ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or Franchise/MickeyMouse.) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family words "finger family" and pull up a finger family video. Yep Yep, from more kid oriented franchises like VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' and VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' to more adult franchises like Series/GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and Manga/DeathNote, ''Manga/DeathNote'', there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


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The Story kind see sees the characters interacting with each other (including characters from different franchises) in a series of mime like mime-like sketches. Said interactions are so insane that they make the average CrackFic seem relatively sane in comparison. Among the insane scenarios featured in theses videos are Spiderman going a picnic with Elsa, [[CrackShip Elsa and the Hulk]] [[{{Squick}} taking the children they had with each other to the park]] and [[HulkingOut hulked out]] versions of the Pig Family fighting [[WesternAnimation/PawPatrol Paw Patrol Zombies]]. Suffice to say, the story videos really place the characters in all sorts of situations that must be seen to believed. Surprisingly the content of the videos aren't even the strangest part of the videos.


There are hundreds of different finger family channels and thousands of individual videos, but the authorship of these videos still remain unknown. There has been no one who has officially come forward admitting themselves to be the creators of the finger family videos (lucky for them or else they'd have probably had their pants sued off by now). Theories range from automated bots programmed to make videos to earn views to a random guy pranking everyone to a sentient AI trying to use the videos to communicate with humanity. Of course nothing is known for sure but what is known is that it's impossible to all be the work of one person due to the sheer amount of the videos along with the fact that tons of new ones come out every week. What we do know is that a lot of different channels are indeed connected in the fact that a lot of similar background music is used. Virtually every single version of the finger family song is sung by someone with a very heavy Indian accent, and the fact that it isn't uncommon to see entirely different channels complimenting each other in the comment section. The most likely case scenario is that the videos are being mass produced by some obscure, small animation company in India to earn some money from getting thousands of views from kids.

A lot of the videos have notably stirred up controversy among parents for having child unfriendly content. It isn't uncommon to find a video with blood, characters suffering grievous injuries, sexual content, loads of potty humor to inappropriate for TV, pregnancy (and sometimes ever giving birth onscreen) and sometimes even swearing. There are also some other things (such as ToiletHumour and pregnancy) that aren't inappropriate for kids in themselves, but are presented in an inappropriate way. For instance, the toilet jokes might go next-level to the point where it's not safe for daytime TV, or a woman might be seen graphically giving birth onscreen. A rather notorious finger family channel called Superkids TV was well known for this kind of content including an infamous scene where Elsa gets her arm stuck in an escalator and [[AnArmAndALeg ripped off off]] in a brutal fashion. The term used for these kind of videos is called Elsagate Elsa[[{{Scandalgate}} gate]] though it also applies to none finger non-finger family videos including toy channels, unboxing channels and channels where people dress up as popular kids characters with inappropriate content. The concern with Elsagate videos reached its peak with the shutting down of a completely unrelated channel to the finger family videos called Toy Freaks which featured a dad placing his two daughters in completely inappropriate situations in order to earn views.



It became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was re-branded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being to scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but re-branded as an adult only channel.

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It became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was re-branded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being to too scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but re-branded as an adult only channel.



* AbusiveParents: The parents in the finger family world are pretty dang awful. Among the horrors they commit are leaving their toddlers in the middle of the road, leaving dangerous objects out where their little kids can play with them and then proceed to severely punish the poor kids after they get hurt from the dangerous object they left out. This rule does not apply to all of the parents however.

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* AbusiveParents: The A lot of the parents in the finger family world are pretty dang awful. Among the horrors they commit are leaving their toddlers in the middle of the road, road and leaving dangerous objects out where their little kids can play with them and then proceed proceeding to severely punish the poor kids after they get hurt from the dangerous object they left out. This rule does not apply to all of the parents however.



* DependingOnTheWriter: How the characters are drawn tends to depend on the channel their on.

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* WeirdCrossover: A lot of the crossovers are totally bizarre, like Spider-Man/Frozen.

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''[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Finger Family Videos here]]''


Yes that's right. There are ComicBook/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} and VideoGame/Minecraft to more adult franchises like Series/GameOfThrones and Manga/DeathNote, there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


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Yes Yes, that's right. There are ComicBook/SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].Franchise/MickeyMouse.) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} and VideoGame/Minecraft VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} to more adult franchises like Series/GameOfThrones and Manga/DeathNote, there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.



Yes that's right. There are ComicBook/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


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Yes that's right. There are ComicBook/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] VideoGame/{{Fortnite}} and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] VideoGame/Minecraft to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] Series/GameOfThrones and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], Manga/DeathNote, there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.




The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to YouTube updating it's policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It should be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").


It became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was rebranded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being to scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but rebranded as an adult only channel.

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The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to YouTube Youtube updating it's policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It should be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").


It became so popular that the channel wasn't deleted when youtube purged itself of inappropriate finger family videos but it was rebranded re-branded as an adult channel. Another similar parody emerged in the form of the infamous king of uncanny valley Johnny Johnny Yes Papa videos on the Edukayfun channel. The videos became popular quickly due to how creepy they were almost to memetic levels but were taken down due to being to scary for small children. The popularity of the channel lead to it being resurrected as Edukayfun 2.0 but rebranded re-branded as an adult only channel.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: The finger family universe initially seems like a great place to live when you think about it. Colorful and full of all of your favorite fictional characters it seems like nothing could possibly go wrong. Except for the fact that AdultsAreUseless: is in full effect with most of the adults being helpless to do anything about the various villains running around and a lot of the parents being so incompetent they're borderline abusive. The law enforcement fails on a regular basis to capture common criminals and the few times they are competent, their jailing and shooting kids for accidentally busting a guy's window. The superheroes seem like they'll make the world a little better but they tend to neglect their heroic duties in favor of having a picnic or going shopping.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The finger family universe initially seems like a great place to live when you think about it. Colorful and full of all of your favorite fictional characters it seems like nothing could possibly go wrong. Except for the fact that AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless is in full effect with most of the adults being helpless to do anything about the various villains running around around, and a lot of the parents being so incompetent they're borderline abusive. The law enforcement fails on a regular basis to capture common criminals and the few times they are competent, their jailing and shooting kids for accidentally busting a guy's window. The superheroes seem like they'll make the world a little better but they tend to neglect their heroic duties in favor of having a picnic or going shopping.


Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as Five little Monkeys jumping on the bed are used). The videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.


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Finger Family is the name for a popular yet bizarre group of animated children's videos on Website/YouTube based on the classic nursery rhyme of the same name (though sometimes other nursery rhymes such as Five little Monkeys jumping on the bed are used). The These videos are often found on different channels from each other with varying art styles styles, but what they all share in common is [[LimitedAnimation poorly done animation]], being scored to nursery rhyme music and absolutely bizarre content. Though it's hard to pinpoint when exactly these videos became popular, the earliest known one (often referred to as "Patient zero") was released in 2007. It had no connections to the current videos being an average kid friendly video video, but sooner or later imitators spawned that added stranger content. Perhaps what makes Finger family Family so weird in comparison to so many other children's nursery rhyme videos is the fact that rather than using their own original characters in their videos, they instead use licensed characters.




A lot of the videos have notably stirred up controversy among parents for having child unfriendly content. It isn't uncommon to find a video with blood, characters suffering grievous injuries, sexual content, loads of potty humor to inappropriate for TV, pregnancy (and sometimes ever giving birth onscreen) and sometimes even swearing. A rather notorious finger family channel called Superkids tv was well known for this kind of content including an infamous scene where Elsa gets her arm stuck in an escalator and ripped off in a brutal fashion. The term used for these kind of videos is called Elsagate though it also applies to none finger family videos including toy channels, unboxing channels and channels where people dress up as popular kids characters with inappropriate content. The concern with Elsagate videos reached its peak with the shutting down of a completely unrelated channel to the finger family videos called Toy Freaks which featured a dad placing his two daughters in completely inappropriate situations in order to earn views.

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A lot of the videos have notably stirred up controversy among parents for having child unfriendly content. It isn't uncommon to find a video with blood, characters suffering grievous injuries, sexual content, loads of potty humor to inappropriate for TV, pregnancy (and sometimes ever giving birth onscreen) and sometimes even swearing. A rather notorious finger family channel called Superkids tv TV was well known for this kind of content including an infamous scene where Elsa gets her arm stuck in an escalator and ripped off in a brutal fashion. The term used for these kind of videos is called Elsagate though it also applies to none finger family videos including toy channels, unboxing channels and channels where people dress up as popular kids characters with inappropriate content. The concern with Elsagate videos reached its peak with the shutting down of a completely unrelated channel to the finger family videos called Toy Freaks which featured a dad placing his two daughters in completely inappropriate situations in order to earn views.










* BigBad: You can bet that if there's a villain in the videos, it's either going to be The Joker or Maleficent.

* CrapsaccharineWorld: The finger family universe initially seems like a great place to live when you think about it . Colorful and full of all of your favorite fictional characters it seems like nothing could possibly go wrong.Except for the fact that AdultsAreUseless is in full effect with most of the adults being helpless to do anything about the various villains running around and a lot of the parents being so incompetent they're borderline abusive. The law enforcement fails on a regular basis to capture common criminals and the few times they are competent, their jailing and shooting kids for accidentally busting a guy's window. The superheroes seem like they'll make the world a little better but they tend to neglect their heroic duties in favor of having a picnic or going shopping.

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\n* BigBad: You can bet that if there's a villain in the videos, it's either going to be The Joker or Maleficent.

Maleficent.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The finger family universe initially seems like a great place to live when you think about it .it. Colorful and full of all of your favorite fictional characters it seems like nothing could possibly go wrong. Except for the fact that AdultsAreUseless AdultsAreUseless: is in full effect with most of the adults being helpless to do anything about the various villains running around and a lot of the parents being so incompetent they're borderline abusive. The law enforcement fails on a regular basis to capture common criminals and the few times they are competent, their jailing and shooting kids for accidentally busting a guy's window. The superheroes seem like they'll make the world a little better but they tend to neglect their heroic duties in favor of having a picnic or going shopping. \n





The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to YouTube updating it's policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It hould be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").


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The whole ordeal ended up raising awareness of Elsagate videos which lead to YouTube updating it's policy in 2017 and shutting down hundreds of finger family channels and taking down a lot of videos that fell into the Elsagate category. It hould should be noted however that not all finger family videos are Elsagate and almost none of the Elsagate ones are available on youtube anymore. That said, there are still a few out there on youtube though they're pretty hard to find and tend to get very few views and there are also a lot on less child friendly viewing websites like Vimeo. Regardless of the controversy, Finger family has developed a small fanbase of older people who like to watch it for the sole purpose of laughing at the [[SoBadItsGood insanity of the videos and the poorly done animation]] plus how addictive they are. One such person even went on to make a popular youtube channel called Toys in Japan featuring a bunch of finger family parodies for adults (with the most famous being Five little Hitler's "jumping on the bed").




* AbusiveParents: The parents in the finger family world are pretty dang awful. Amoong the horrors they commit are leaving their toddlers in the middle of the road, leaving dangerous objects out where their little kids can play with them and then proceed to severely punish the poor kids after they get hurt from the dangerous object they left out. This rule does not apply to all of the parents however.

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* AbusiveParents: The parents in the finger family world are pretty dang awful. Amoong Among the horrors they commit are leaving their toddlers in the middle of the road, leaving dangerous objects out where their little kids can play with them and then proceed to severely punish the poor kids after they get hurt from the dangerous object they left out. This rule does not apply to all of the parents however.



* BigBad: You can bet that if theres a villain in the videos, it's either going to be The Joker or Maleficent.

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* BigBad: You can bet that if theres there's a villain in the videos, it's either going to be The Joker or Maleficent.


Yes that's right. There are [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Spiderman]] finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[ComicBook/{{Spiderman}}]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


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Yes that's right. There are [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Spiderman]] ComicBook/SpiderMan finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[ComicBook/{{Spiderman}}]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.



Yes that's right. There are [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Spiderman]] finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[ComicBook/Spiderman]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.


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Yes that's right. There are [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Spiderman]] finger family videos as well as there [[ComicBook/BatMan Batman]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]], [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Peppa Pig]] and [[Manga/YuGiOh Yugioh]] (Though the most popular videos tend to star either [[ComicBook/Spiderman]], [[ComicBook/{{Spiderman}}]], [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]], the [[WesternAnimation/PeppaPig Pig Family]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe The Minions]] or [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]].) There's a joke that you can type in the name of any popular fictional franchise behind the word finger family and pull up a finger family video. Yep from more kid oriented franchises like [[VideoGame/FortNite Fortnite]] and [[VideoGame/MineCraft Minecraft]] to more adult franchises like [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] and [[Manga/DeathNote Death note]], there exists a finger family video for almost anything out there. But that's not even the weirdest part. There are two types of finger family videos, music videos and "story" videos. The Music videos are the most common and basically see the aforementioned licensed characters dancing to the finger family song or whatever nursery rhyme song the video is based on.

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