|Aug 11, 2005|
Brick Killed is a series of YTMNDs created by Ozone31 featuring a scene from the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy in which Brick Tamland (played by Steve Carell) throws a trident into the heart of another newscaster who is riding a horse during a "vicious cockfight" among all the news anchors from the different television stations. Brick always end with his trademark smile.
There are currently currently 10 official entries into the series, but there are several unofficial sites made by both Ozone31 and tributes by other fellow YTMND members.
The Official Set
I: Brick Killed a Guy
The original site was created August 11, 2005. It contains the unaltered clip of Brick Tamland throwing the trident through the heart of the man on a horse. The sound clip is a crude loop of American Idiot by Green Day. The image in this site, as well as the next two, are larger than the latter versions, which were scaled down.
II: Brick Killed Dumbledore
This site originated in the YTMND Forums when Ozone31 posted in the Site Requests subforum and he asked if he should make a spinoff of the original site. One member jokingly posted "Brick Killed Dumbledore" and Ozone31 actually went on to make that very site. It received good reviews, which caused him to continue the series thereafter.
The site was created August 14, 2005. It contains the same basic picture and sound from the original, but has Dumbledore's head placed over the one of the "Guy" with cartoon-esque reactions drawn on as he is hit. A clip of Ron Burgundy is placed over the music. He says "I saw that! Brick killed a guy!" with the word "guy" is replaced by "Dumbledore" from the Spoiler fad.
III: Brick Killed the Meatloaf
Instead of an existing fad, the third installment takes from another movie, Wedding Crashers. Near the end of the film, Will Ferrell makes an appearance as Chaz. He yells at his mother to get the meatloaf for him and his guest. He yells the now famous line: "MOM! THE MEATLOAF! ...FUCK!"
The site was created August 14, 2005. It follows the same formula as the second, placing a piece of meatloaf over the face of the "Guy" and has the same cartoon-esque impressions. Instead of "Dumbledore" being dubbed over "a guy", part of Chaz's quote is placed there: "THE MEATLOAF! ...FUCK!" Will Ferrell plays both Ron Burgundy and Chaz, which adds to the humor of the audio clip.
IV: Brick Killed a Cowboy
The forth site sparked an entirely different fad, the 1920's. The "Brick Killed" series was originally to be a trilogy, but this site was created after Ozone31 became inspired by seeing an old comedy film from the 1920's. It was created August 18, 2005.
Unlike the original three, this site's picture is scaled down. This new size is used in all the preceding sites. It is modified to sepia tone with scratchy lines, dust, and noise added to create the effect to look like aged silent films. Brick is given a top hat and curly mustache, while the head of the "Guy" is replaced with that of a generic cowboy. The song playing is Cheer Up, Smile, Nertz from the movie Cinderella Man.
V: Brick Killed a Raver
The fifth installment takes from the Rave fad. The only absent item are the glow sticks. The site was created August 17, 2005.
The actual image file includes four pictures of Brick throwing the trident from the original site, but with different color patterns in each of them that changes with each frame. When tiled, different shapes and patterns appear on the site. The song being used is Sandstorm by Darude.
VI: Brick Killed a Tiger Handheld
The sixth installment mixes the Brick Killed series with the Tiger Handheld fad. This may have been the most difficult site to create, as all of the frames are original drawings, not just frames taken from the previous sites. It is not a perfect transition, but it was the best that could be done with the material. The site was created August 19, 2005.
The sound goes back to the origins of the series and is an electronic midi of Green Day's American Idiot. You can also note that if the game was real, the only way to score points is to use Brick's classic smile after the kill.