The “overnight” virality of POTION SELLER!!

The “overnight” virality of POTION SELLER!!

Getting things viral on social media can be a tougher job than ever. While it takes time and patience to get something viral, few may or may not have expected their content on social media to get viral to such an extent. Potion seller is one of the surplus video’s that has created a storm amongst millennials and established a laughing spur for many.

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The “overnight” virality of POTION SELLER!!

While there have been several viral videos that are trending on the internet as of now, the potion seller meme has undoubtedly been something different and unique to feature on mainstream social media in a long time coming.

The rise of the potion seller script

The man behind the hilarious 3 minutes 8-second video is Justin Kuritzkes. The entire plot of the video is that a knight (played by Justin Kuritzkes) ask a “potion seller” (represented by Justin Kurtizkes) for some of his potions to help in battle. But it’s a hilarious conversation between the two bundles with the smart usage of photo booth filter that gives the edge into what makes this video equally funny at the same time.

The unique part of the potion seller video is that the photo booth filter used can create different funny images of your face at various movements. Thus, when Justin moves back, he enacts the role of a knight, and when he moves nearer to the camera, he becomes the potion seller himself. While the movement of faces was discovered by accident says, Justin. Formerly the video was posted about a long time before and took nearly one to two years for it to get viral.

The rise of the potion seller script

What takes the video to another level is that the potion seller soundtrack is absent but the incorporation of natural tones is quite interesting. The natural and spontaneous reaction from Justin in re-incarnating the conversation between the knight and the potion seller is quite different. While the knight is behind the seller for some potion, the seller refuses to give the knight any potions and considers him to be a weakling after all. The flow of the video bundled with the filter, uncontrollable laughter and spontaneous dialogues is the perfect recipe that made “potion seller” an overnight viral video.

Justin Kuritzkes was in his senior year in college, and when boredom struck him hard while working on his thesis, he set on the road of making videos such as the infamous “potion seller.” The idea wasn’t taken from an Elder Scrolls game, but it was all thanks to his roommate who walked in and said: “Hello, potion seller!”. At the same time, he filmed the entire development of YouTube potion seller. He couldn’t stop laughing because his roommate was just 10 feet away from him which paved him to control his laughter and create the hilarious video.

Potions seller as of today

Well, its been many years since the video was online and gained its fair share of popularity where everyone went gaga over the video. There were even fan arts that were recreated based on the video and depicted how the conversation would have looked between the two. Thus, it further laid down the foundation for several other videos to prevails made by Justin Kuritzkes. Yes, you heard that right, there are several other formats such as “potion seller” and videos online made by Justin using photo booth filter.

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