In 2009, a KFC ad campaign was aired. One advertisement, which included an African American person dancing to chicken, was used in the first 2204355 video.
On January 14, 2010, the original video was posted on Pown.it by a user by the name of w33n. In March of 2010, the video was re-posted onto Imageshack, where it gained popularity. The uploader had also associated a Facebook fan page to accomadate the video.
The video spread far enough to reach Youtube on May 9, 2010. The video was titled Rainbow Chicken Dance (Original) HD, where it began to spread, with some other 2204355 videos reaching over 100,000 views.
On June 18, 2010, Reddit user MaximumInteresting created the thread "Go to Google, type in 2204355 and click I’m feeling lucky. Just do it." This thread immediately gained popularity 282,677 readers within a day.
2204355swf is a viral version of the video. When the person typed 2204355swf on Google and pressed the I'm Feeling Lucky button, it would bring he/she to a page in which the 2204355 video would be played. The viral version does not work anymore.
Alternatives and VariationsEdit
Some, but not all variations of 2204335 include:
- An animated version
- A woman instead of a man
There is a video of the chicken roll dance titled Rainbow Chicken Dance (ORIGINAL) HD by a youtube user named ThisLockIsJammed who made this video and reached one million views on youtube, click here to see the video, ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4NeqOXZGc&feature=player_detailpage
it is a reference to Rick Astley's Never gonna give you up aka Rickrolled