There’s no denying that Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla are YouTube legends – but just how well do you know their story? We’ve put together ten facts which we think will be interesting to even the most hardcore Smosh fan. Take a pink-frosted-sprinkled peek:
1. Smosh.com Had Over 1000 users …. In 2004
Remember: YouTube didn’t come online until 2005. Smosh had already made a name for themselves online years before YouTube existed by being – as usual – ahead of the curve when it came to knowing what people wanted to watch online.
If you want to check out what Smosh.com looked like in 2004, you can! Right here.
2. Their First YouTube Video Was NOT The Pokemon Theme Parody
Their actual first video was called ‘Power Rangers Theme’ – however, this video is now no longer available to watch. This fun fact was recently revealed in an episode of ‘Gametime w/ Smosh’
3. This Is What Their Profiles On Smosh.com Looked Like In 2003:
Stay classy, fellas.
4. They Lost The ‘Most Subscribed’ Title To Whom?!
Smosh has gained and lost the title of ‘most subscribed channel on YouTube’ on three separate occasions. The first time this happened, they lost the crown to Judson Laipply. Don’t recognise that name? Maybe this will ring a bell:
5. Anthony’s Favourite Colour Is:
6. Anthony Has Agoraphobia
That is, the fear of certain stressful spaces – commonly wide-open public places. He also sometimes suffers from panic attacks. Poor guy! We’re sending you all our love Anthony!
7. The First Video To Have The Current Style Of Smosh Intro Was…
‘That Damn Prison Break’
8. Who Is The Older Of The Two?
Ian is older than Anthony – by two and half months. Look at that lil baby face:
9. Ian’s Channel IanH Was Made…
Only five days after the main Smosh channel was created! Bear in mind that this was yeeeears before the entire concept of having a ‘second channel’ even existed. These guys are always one step ahead!
10. They Met…
In the Sixth Grade while working on a science project together. We assume Ian looked something like young Billy here: