Hastily Made Tourism Videos are a series of satirical videos parodying the promotional advertisements for various local tourist destinations. They typically feature a variety of amateur-style shots showcasing a given city’s most mundane or embarrassing landmarks, such as ghettos or abandoned industrial sites, set to an often out-of-tune song that follows the literal music video style.
The first instance of these chain videos, “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism,” was uploaded to YouTube on April 14th, 2009, followed by its sequel two weeks later. Both of the videos were uploaded by Cleveland-based comedian Mike Polk and quickly went viral, with each video amassing four million views since the upload date.
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