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YouTuber Niko Omilana opens fake McDonalds in elaborate prank

Published: 5/Sep/2020 11:45

by Georgina Smith

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YouTuber Niko Omilana has made a video in which he set out to open his own fake McDonalds with its own menu, that had people flocking to collect their free “Not McDonalds” meal.

Niko, who’s channel has over 2 million subscribers, is known for his prank style content including his “fake employee pranks” where he pretends to work at large companies such as the likes of Apple, Target, and Subway.

But this isn’t the first time he’s attempted to get involved with McDonalds. On August 28 he uploaded one of his fake employee videos, where he caused mischief by messing with customers as he took their order, earning him a substantial number of angry customers.

Niko Omilana pranks McDonalds customers
YouTube: Niko Omilana
This isn’t the first time Niko has embarked on pranking McDonalds

Since his attempt to become a real employee at McDonalds was unsuccessful, Niko took it upon himself to open his very own fake version of the huge fast-food chain. They paired up with a very recently launched family-owned business “Andy’s Bangin Burgers” as a way of gaining their premises, and giving Andy’s some much-appreciated publicity.

Niko bought all of the food the business had in stock, and agreed to pay their staff’s wages for the whole day. By buying some genuine McDonalds packaging (and editing it a bit to fit their off-brand fast-food chain,) they got to work giving the food away for free to visitors to the now rebranded shop front – “Not McDonalds.”

While the day started off slow, the customers quickly started to increase in number, with people eventually lining the streets to check out what the fuss was all about, and get their hands on some free food. He even eventually hired another employee for the day when he came to the store asking for a job.

As posts started popping up on social media, even more customers started to pour in, and it wasn’t long before all that local produce had been handed out to curious people.

With all the food gone, they wrapped up a successful day redirecting customers from a huge chain to a small local business, causing a stir on social media in the process. Now he knows it works, it’ll be interesting to see how his pranking of huge chain companies escalates in the future.

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PewDiePie explains why he was “wrong” about Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:32

by Brent Koepp

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After months of fans begging, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg finally caved in and watched hit Nickelodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender. The popular YouTuber admitted he was wrong for thinking the animation was going to be “childish.”

Despite releasing in 2005, The Last Airbender has taken the world by storm in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service back in April. Viewers have fallen in love with its epic story about a monk named Aang who can control the elements of water, earth, air, and fire.

Now, you can add YouTube’s biggest content creator, PewDiePie, to the long list of fans of the show. During his October 26 upload, the Swede revealed his thoughts on Avatar after fans had constantly asked him to react to the animation over the last year. The star admitted he was “wrong” for pre-judging it.

pewdiepie reacting to avatar meme
YouTube: PewDiePie
The popular YouTuber reacted to Avatar fanart about his wife, Marzia.

PewDiePie explains why he was “wrong” about Avatar

The YouTuber gave his review of The Last Airbender after reacting to adorable Avatar fanart a Redditor made of his wife, Marzia. The user re-imagined the 31-year-old’s spouse as waterbender Katara from the popular Nickelodeon show.

“I just finished Season 2! I know everyone was crazy about me watching Avatar, and it was so annoying,” Kjellberg said. Viewers had been making memes for months and begging with the entertainer to jump into the hit animation.

While Pewds called the first few episodes “childish”, he ended up loving the series as it went on. “It’s so childish in the first episodes, but it gets so good! It gets REALLY good! So you were right, and I am willing to admit I was wrong. Guys, I made a mistake. I pre-judged Avatar and it was actually great,” he continued.

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Pewds actually watched Avatar’s first episode, The Boy in the Iceberg, with viewers during an August YouTube livestream, although the content creator didn’t seem too impressed with it at the time.

Fans have been pleading with him for the last year to give the show a chance. Over on the r/pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit, users would often create Avatar-themed memes, such as ‘animesh_sensei‘ who re-created the famous intro with PewDiePie.

It looks like fans of both Avatar and PewDiePie can finally rest easy, as the YouTuber seems to be loving the series. Kjellberg’s take aligns with many viewers’, who feel the story starts off as a kids show before quickly becoming a mature epic.

The Last Airbender can be watched in its entirety on Netflix right now. The streaming platform also added the animation’s spinoff, The Legend of Korra. The sequel takes place 100 years after Aang, and follows his successor.