5 Web Series That Prove Social Media Loves Old People

From Betty White to Ben Stiller's parents, overage jokesters, sh*t-talking dads and more, old people are rising to the top of the online entertainment business. Here are five popular web series and videos, starring the over-the-hill crowd, that prove that social media and the world wide web have got an obsession with old people humor.

From Betty White to Ben Stiller’s parents, overage jokesters, sh*t-talking dads and more, old people are rising to the top of the online entertainment business. Want proof that social media and the Internet love old people? Here are five popular web series and videos, starring the over-the-hill crowd, that prove that social media and the world wide web have got an obsession with old people humor.

I think we all place certain stereotypes on “old people”. They are very polite and would never say anything rude or inappropriate; they would be appalled if they heard a dirty joke; and they are technology-phobes and don’t know anything about the Internet, gadgets, widgets and other modern inventions. Therefore, we find it hilarious when we see old people being rude, telling dirty jokes, giving their opinions on current events and pop culture, and talking about or discovering technology. But don’t take my work for it – check out the web series and videos below and see for yourself just how viral old age can be!

Stiller & Meara

Ben Stiller’s web series starring his parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, is one of my favorites. ‘Stiller & Meara’ features Ben’s parents “kvetching” about pop culture and current events like Lady Gaga, Paranormal Activity, and Justin Bieber.

Stiller & Meara have both made their names as two of the world’s best comedians over the years, so as you can imagine the show is pretty funny. Check out their most recent episode, Thanksgiving, below.

Old Jews Telling Jokes

‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ is exactly what it sounds like – a bunch of old Jewish people telling jokes. What makes it great is that many of the jokes that these old folks tell are a little bit on the dirty side, and often times they seem just a tad bit embarrassed to be telling the jokes too. But these jokes are hilarious! Click here to check out ten old jews telling jokes about sex and watch a recent joke below.

Old People News

Kevin Maher and Atom.com bring you ‘Old People News’. They’re the oldest news team in television and they are reporting the news old-people style. Find out the latest news from email forwards, all the wonderful uses of peroxide, and how to watch OPN on your phone (or not) in the video below.

Old People News: The Tech Report

‘Old People News: The Tech Report’ is a spinoff of ‘Old People News’ in which your favorite old news anchors teach you about technology. In the episodes below they teach you about the text message glossary from LOL to DSMIP (Don’t steal my identity please) and SMP (Soiled my pants) and review the iPhone.

Old People On YouTube

Our fifth example of how old people are taking over the web and social media isn’t exactly a web series, but it is jam-packed with videos. There are tons of amazing videos on YouTube of old people (especially videos of grandma’s posted by their grandchildren).

A few months ago, we put together a list of the top 10 dancing grandmas and grandpas on YouTube, and that only accounts for a small percentage of the hilarious old people YouTube clips. Grandmas have gotten millions of views reacting to 2 girls 1 cup, singing to Justin Bieber and more. Check out the video below, in which two grannies discover Photo Booth for Apple.