Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the day each year that brings the Mobile Leprechaun back to life. I hear about it throughout the year, but this is the day that brings the most attention to the YouTube sensation born in March 2006. With nearly 18 million views on the original leprechaun video, about 4 million more than last year, the story rolls on.
Five years after its debut, Gambit’s Lauren Laborde took a trip down Leprechaun memory lane with me…
Despite a career as a news anchor in several different cities, Scott Walker may always be known as a YouTube star. Well, one by association.
“I’ve probably been seen on YouTube by more people than in all the news casts I’ve ever anchored in my career,” Walker says.
And WDSU.com posted my behind-the-scenes explainer of how the story came to be…
The now-legendary “amateur sketch” was auctioned off on eBay by WPMI and the proceeds donated to charity. I think it pulled in close to $1,000.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day…especially to the good people of Mobile, Alabama.