To Todd Bryanton, it’s a silly and fun song for all ages. Beep Beep I’m a Sheep was uploaded to YouTube April 1, and it’s been viewed millions of times and counting.
It’s the first video the 35-year-old has posted to go viral this big and this quick.
“I wasn’t expecting it to get nearly a million views a day, which it was doing at the beginning. Even over the week, it’s got four-and-a-half to five million views, so that’s crazy,” Bryanton said.
“I definitely didn’t expect that.”
The two-minute song is a collaboration between a few other YouTube stars, such as ‘Tom Ska’ Ridgewell in the U.K. Bryanton has written a number of songs for Ridgewell’s channel.
This one is based on a catchphrase a character says in an episode in one of Ridgewell’s cartoon series.
“We just had the catchphrase before, it was an idea to sort of turn it into a dance move you can do based on that, and that’s when we started to put together the animation,” Bryanton said.
The video is still climbing rapidly in views, and people are also buying it on iTunes.
“We are number one in the comedy charts,” Bryanton said.