The Year's 10 Biggest Viral Moments
1. LARRY DAVID AS BERNIE SANDERS
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: "Not a fan of the banks … Why do they chain all their pens to the desks!?" Millions now wonder if Bernie Sanders is impersonating Larry David.
2. PIZZA RAT
Context is all: Rats are germy, cold pizza is gross. On YouTube, though, a subway resident struggling with a slice became a meme – a tribute to heroic perseverance.
3. CATS AFRAID OF CUCUMBERS
One theory is that the poor cats leap in panic because they think the cucumbers are snakes. So: Don't do this at home. Why spook Kitty?
4. GAME OF CHAIRS
Grover, wearing a cap of jingling bells, wins at musical chairs in another adorable Sesame Street send-up, this one of Game of Thrones.
5. HOW TO SKIN A WATERMELON
Mark Rober's clever stunt actually requires two melons, not one – but who has to know?
6. JURASSIC PUMP
How did Bryce Dallas Howard manage to wear heels all through the action-adventure hit Jurassic World? This silly little parody, created by XVP Comedy, took that idiocy and ran with it.
7. A THANKSGIVING MIRACLE
Saturday Night Live's Nov. 21 show, hosted by Matthew McConaughey, instantly had everyone talking (and laughing) with this skit about a family at the holiday table: Whenever the talk veers from turkey into political squabbling, a little girl turns on the stereo and everyone is transported to a state of rapturous, lip-syncing bliss by Adele's "Hello." There was something magical in the concept: States (and lifestyles) red and blue united by – overpowered by – the voice and vulnerable soul of a British pop star.
8. TENDER VIN
At the MTV Movie Awards, Vin Diesel sang in memory of Paul Walker – "my brother Pablo."
9. THAT DRESS!
A Tumblr photo triggered a wild debate about color perception. (By the way, it's blue and black.)
10. BELL EPOQUE
Jimmy Fallon brought back the Saved by the Bell gang on The Tonight Show. No Screech, but still.