YouTube is the largest video-sharing website on which users can upload, view, and share videos founded on February 14, 2005. It is headquartered in San Bruno, California.


YouTube was created on February 14, 2005, by former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The first video uploaded is Me at the zoo, that shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo uploaded April 23, 2005. On November 13, 2006, YouTube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion. On November 12, 2014, YouTube launched YouTube Red, a paid subscription service that omits ads from videos, provides the ability to watch videos offline on mobile devices, and access to ad-free music streaming through Google Play Music as well as "YouTube Red Original" series and films.

YouTube currently ranks as the second most popular website behind Google.

Smosh on YouTube

Smosh joined YouTube on November 19, 2005, ten months after YouTube's creation. Later, Ian created his own channel called IanH on November 24, 2005. Then on November 28, 2006, Anthony created his own personal channel called AnthonyPadilla.

Smosh on YouTube

One of Smosh's earliest videos called Pokemon Theme Music Video was an extremely big hit for the early channel and it remained on YouTube for at least 6 months, with over 24,000,000 views, the most viewed YouTube video at the time. By April 2006, it became the Most Viewed Video of that time. However, YouTube had to remove the video after Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd., indicated that the video infringed their copyrights.

In 2006, Smosh uploaded another video called Smosh Short 2: Stranded, which won the 2006 YouTube Award for the Best Comedy Video.


Smosh became the Most Subscribed User on YouTube in May 2006 and held the spot for 26 days. They reclaimed their spot as Most Subscribed User in April 2007 and held it for 517 days, the first most subscribed reign to span over a year.

In January 2013, Smosh reclaimed their spot as the Most Subscribed User on YouTube for the third and most recent time with over 6,000,000 subscribers holding it for 215 days.

From May 2006 to August 2013 Smosh has held the position of Most Subscribed User on and off for a total of 758 days.

As of May 2018, Smosh is the twentieth most subscribed channel on YouTube.

The list below shows all the channels who have permanently surpassed Smosh in subscribers in order since Smosh losing its most subscribed spot for the third and final time to PewDiePie in 2013.

Username Date Surpassed Smosh Spot After Surpassing Smosh Highest Spot Highest Spot Achieved Before Or After Surpassing Smosh? Current Spot
PewDiePie August 15, 2013 1 1 After 1
YouTube Spotlight September 23, 2013 2 1 After 12
HolaSoyGerman. June 21, 2014 3 2 After 9
JustinBieberVEVO June 11, 2016 4 2 After 3
RihannaVEVO July [TBD] 2016 5 5 Before 15
elrubiusOMG January 7, 2017 6 4 After 8
KatyPerryVEVO May 27, 2017 7 7 After 13
Fernanfloo July 21, 2017 8 8 After 11
EminemVEVO July 22, 2017 9 8 Before 14
TaylorSwiftVEVO July 27, 2017 10 5 After 10
T-Series August 10, 2017 11 2 After 2
whinderssonnunes August 30, 2017 12 9 After 9
Dude Perfect September 23, 2017 13 7 After 7
OneDirectionVEVO October 21, 2017 14 5 Before 19
Ed Sheeran November 11, 2017 15 5 After 6
Canal KondZilla December 6, 2017 16 5 After 5
JuegaGerman December 9, 2017 17 16 Before 17
TheEllenShow January 28, 2018 18 11 Before 18
WWE March 4, 2018 19 16 After 16
SET India May 2, 2018 20 20 After 20
  • This table is currently a work in progress.

Video Genre Popularity's Effect on Smosh

Since YouTube's beginnings, the popular genres have changed back and forth. The first few months after its creation, YouTube did not contain a popular genre due to the lack of videos and channels in general. Over the years the competition between music, video game playing and comedy being the website's most popular genre has went on, with it seeming to change from year to year. Currently it seems that music, along with some video game playing, has become the most popular genres of YouTube videos. The most popular YouTube channel, PewDiePie, is a YouTube video gaming channel. Also, out of YouTube's top ten channels, half are music channels. Even out of the top twenty subscribed YouTube channels currently, only three others are comedy based. This has affected Smosh's popularity, since Smosh's main channel's genre is comedy. This shift in genre popularity has seemed to be what has led to Smosh's change from first to twentieth most subscribed channel in four years.


Smosh's honors and awards include Most Viewed Video of All Time in April 2006, being featured in the Person of the Year issue of Time magazine in December 2006, YouTube Award for the Best Comedy Video in 2006, and Most Subscribed Channel of All Time in April 2007.


Smosh has many channels on YouTube.

On the base Smosh channel, Mondays are bi-weekly series Every Blank Ever and The Big What If. Ian and the Smosh cast post their weekly skits on Wednesdays.

On Smosh 2nd Channel (originally IanH), Smosh is Bored was originally the main series, uploaded on Mondays, until the departure of Anthony from Smosh. The series The Show That Has No Name! is uploaded on Tuesdays. Smosh Lab hosted by Shayne Topp is uploaded on Wednesdays. The series Squad Vlogs, hosted by the Smosh Squad is uploaded on Thursdays.

On Smosh Games MariCraft is uploaded on Mondays, Honest Game Trailers on Tuesdays and Smosh Games Live on Wednesdays. Game Bang is uploaded on Fridays, Cell Outs and What're Those!? bi-weekly on Saturdays with Board AF uploaded on Sundays. They are hosted by the Smosh Games Crew which includes David "Lasercorn" Moss, Matt Sohinki, Joshua "Jovenshire" Ovenshire, Mari Takahashi, Welsey "Wes" Johnson, Amra "Flitz" Ricketts, Ericka "Boze" Bozeman and Damien Haas.

On ElSmosh, Ian and Anthony's Spanish translators Juan and Antonio upload classic Smosh episodes on Wednesdays and new episodes on Sundays that have been dubbed over in Spanish.

Shut Up! Cartoons at first aired a number of animated series. Each series was created by a different animator and it was uploaded on a different weekday. Recently the popularity of the channel has declined. Shut Up! Cartoons currently has no running series and no mentions of any new ones to be released, which may lead Shut Up! Cartoons to becoming an inactive channel.

Askcharlie, active from May 2010 to December 2011, was used to host Ask Charlie episodes, where Charlie would answer viewer-submitted questions. The channel became inactive after the death of Charlie.

After joining the Partnership Program on YouTube, Smosh created their YouTube comedy show, which currently has 10 seasons and over 250 episodes.

Season Episodes Season Number
2005 4 First
2006 16 Second
2007 22 Third
2008 18 Fourth
2009 32 Fifth
2010 52 Sixth
2011 51 Seventh
2012 52 Eighth
2013 54 Ninth
2014 55 Tenth
2015 73 Eleventh
2016 84 Twelfth
2017 95 Thirteenth
2018 94 Fourteenth
2019 Current Season Fifteenth


  • Before, Smosh would use one of their latest video's thumbnail as their profile image, but they changed it.
  • Smosh was orginally displayed as "smosh" on YouTube but uppercased the first "S" in 2007.


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