Fresh Prince Pregnancy Announcement Goes Viral

It's surpassed 3M views on YouTube
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2015 12:16 PM CDT

Four days after Jesse and Melissa Meek posted their pregnancy announcement on YouTube on Easter Sunday, it had about 2,000 views. By Saturday, it hit 100,000; by Monday, 600,000. Currently, it's sitting pretty at more than 3 million views. Why? Because the Oregon couple decided to announce by writing their own lyrics to the Fresh Prince theme song. Sample line: "Our family and friends, who were up to no good, started asking questions about parenthood ... Little did they know the plan had begun to start our own family, and man, it was fun." The video was intended for friends and family members, and "that was the last thing we thought would happen, that it would blow up to what it had, or what it has," Melissa, 28, tells KPTV.

"We love to do that kind of stuff," Jesse, 31, tells the Oregonian. "We consider ourselves goofy and fun." They filmed the video while en route to Melissa's parents' house for Easter dinner, in just five takes. Since it went viral, they've uploaded two more videos to YouTube: One of Melissa using the couple's dog to break the pregnancy news to Jesse (and then the couple also using the dog to tell the grandparents-to-be), and one of Jesse proposing to Melissa at a jiu-jitsu tournament. They celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary May 11, and will learn their baby's gender around the same time—another piece of news they plan to reveal creatively, Jesse says. (Read more viral video stories.)

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