Remember Salad Fingers?
You remember – one of the most bizarre, questionable, and downright disturbing videos on YouTube? It all began more than a decade ago with an unnamed, unknown green creature who has an adoration for touching rusty spoons.
That first video has since garnished a ~casual~ 33,328,491 views.
For those who might’ve forgotten, allow me to refresh your memory:
…and those seeing this for the first time, I apologize for the nightmares that this might or might not cause in advance.
The short animation created by David Firth in 2004 spawned an entire series, gaining a ton of popularity online.
Overall it consisted of ten short episodes centered around Salad Fingers, and a few, erm, friends (?) like Marjory Stewart-Baxter, Hubert Cumberdale, Jeremy Fisher, and Milford Cubicle.
The entire series is quite disturbing. Like, beyond disturbing. This series has no doubt contributed to terrified, sleepless nights for millions of people around the world.
Yet, people – myself included – can’t seem to get enough of it.
Salad Fingers has acquired quite a following over the past 14 years.
Firth recently surpassed a massive milestone for any modern animator: a million subscribers on YouTube.
To celebrate, he revived the series and released a brand new video of Salad Fingers.
Our favorite, slightly-deranged green creature from the 2000s thanked his “one million little tiny billion people” alongside best friend, Hubert:
He had a cake – filled with salad fingers, of course – and everything to celebrate the joyous occasion.
Sure, it was less than a minute long, but those who’ve followed the series for so long were stoked to have any new Salad Fingers content.
Of course, fans showered the animator with praise and warm wishes:
Considering the amount of animation and the years he has spent developing this series, one million is well-deserved.
I freaking love Salad Fingers. Have for YEARS! https://t.co/JpBV2OQfxN
— Layman Video Gamer (@LaymanGamer) October 19, 2018
Firth has served as an inspiration to aspiring animators and other creatives:
And even more good news for fans: Firth is going to be giving even more of Salad Fingers in upcoming months!
Last month, he took to social media to announce a new episode was in the works, although he didn’t give a specific date or time.
Firth set up a patreon where subscribers can pledge a certain amount of money to support him and his channel. Tiers range from $1 to $200 per creation, and include different benefits such as exclusive animations, sketches, audio files, and even handmade artwork.
With this support, Firth doesn’t have to depend on the dwindling ad revenue from YouTube, and can continue to create new episodes of Salad Fingers that are as insane and disturbing as we all remember them being.
No doubt that the upcoming Salad Fingers videos will be equally as terrifying. Good thing I didn’t want to sleep tonight, anyways.