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Published 11/28/2010

"Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway" was an internet SENSATION that developed in response to a YouTube video of a chimpanzee named Pan-Kun, riding a Segway on a Japanese game show. The video was so popular that it turned into a meme and was spun off in every direction possible. There are "Hardcore" edits, remixes, catchy songs coupled with edits from the original, and now a new revision titled, "Chimpanzee Riding on a Go-Ped" from with a celeb-reality star in a gorilla suit, original scoring, and wild live footage!

Our "Chimpanzee Riding on a GOPED" video's main influence is Parry Gripp's edit of the original footage and his catchy little "Chimpanzee riding on a Segway" song. The Video and song were sensations, with over 1 million views on youtube before they got pulled. If you’ve never seen the original “Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway” video, check it out. You’ll find it here, along with some of the most popular videos on this meme.

This project came together fast and caused quite a commotion here at the office. We came up with the idea about a month ago. Found an actor, camera operator, gorilla suit and polished up our Go-Ped ESR750. The shoot was a blast! We ran into some bad luck post-shoot, with our actor bowing out. That was pretty frustrating and got a little heated, but all is well as long as we don’t show his face.

Hopefully, everyone laughs at the video like we did. Enjoy!

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