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  • You're walking in the woods.

  • There's no one around, and your phone is dead.

  • Out of the corner of your eye, you spot him.

  • - (whispering) Shia LaBeouf. - (Adande laughs)

  • - He's following you... - Oh.

  • - ...about 30 feet back. - Wait, I haven't seen this.

  • I just know the song.

  • ...and breaks into a sprint. He's gaining on you.

  • - Shia LaBeouf. - Get it, girl.

  • (whispering) Shia LaBeouf.

  • This one's my favorite thing on the internet.

  • - My god, there's blood everywhere. - What?

  • Running for your life from Shia LaBeouf

  • - (both laugh) - Oh my god.

  • - ♪ Shia LaBeouf ♪ - (laughing) What is this?

  • Eating all the bodies

  • It's actually a very great production.

  • - ♪ Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf ♪ - (laughs)

  • Now it's dark, and you seem to have lost it.

  • - But you're hopelessly lost yourself. - What? They got kids.

  • (in video) Stranded with a murderer.

  • In the distance, a small cottage with a light on it.

  • - (Jenna) Yes. - Hope!

  • You move stealthily toward it.

  • But your leg-- aah! It's caught in a bear trap!

  • - ♪ Gnawing off your leg ♪ - ♪ Quiet, quiet

  • - ♪ Limping toward the cottage ♪ - ♪ Quiet, quiet

  • - ♪ Sitting inside, Shia LaBeouf ♪ - Just literally stop.

  • - ♪ Sharpening an ax, Shia LaBeouf ♪ - This is amazing.

  • But he doesn't hear you enter, Shia LaBeouf

  • Jesus. There's, like, over 100 people here.

  • Strangling superstar Shia LaBeouf

  • - ♪ Stab it in his kidney ♪ - That's terrible.

  • - Are they wearing Shia LaBeouf hats? - Yeah.

  • You have beaten Shia LaBeouf.

  • - ♪ Wait, he isn't dead ♪ - What?

  • There's a gun to your head and death in his eyes

  • I wonder what Shia LaBeouf's reaction was to this.

  • I can't even imagine.

  • Oh, [bleep]. They got the curtain dancers?

  • People are, like, dropping down Cirque du Soleil style.

  • Has he seen this? Has Shia seen this?

  • This is what the internet was made for.

  • I want a video like this about me.

  • (in video) His head topples to the floor, expressionless.

  • - You are finally safe... - (laughs) We're safe.

  • - ...from Shia LaBeouf. - Thank god.

  • Thank god I'm safe from Shia LaBeouf.

  • (solo clapping)

  • Tell me that's Shia LaBeouf over there clapping.

  • Tell me it's him.

  • Oh my god.

  • Is that him? It's him!

  • Aah! (laughing) No!

  • I'm gonna clap too.

  • What a cool dude to be in on this whole thing.

  • Oh, that's awesome. Good for him.

  • Oh my god, that beard though.

  • Okay, just sit down. It's fine.

  • (whispering) Whoa. The internet is so weird.

  • That was amazing.

  • Powerful. Powerful stuff.

  • I need context.

  • I love not having context, but I need context.

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  • (Finebros) So first of all, did you like

  • this song and music video for Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf?

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, I liked that.

  • It was catchy and weird

  • and obviously a lot of effort was put into it.

  • The arrangement was really cool.

  • - Yeah, it was. - It was epic.

  • I felt like I was watching Carmina Burana or something.

  • Yes.

  • And the fact that he's in on it just makes it all worth it.

  • I feel like Shia gets a lot of flack for being kind of crazy.

  • And I feel like that is just him totally owning up to it

  • and being like, "Yeah, okay, you know, I am."

  • (Finebros) As a creator, what are your thoughts

  • - on the production value of this video? - It was fantastic.

  • It was like every minute was like a new thing.

  • I was impressed the moment I saw the kids.

  • We had girls coming down with the drapes and the curtains,

  • and then you had the orchestra in the back.

  • There's a lot of people who worked on that--

  • a lot of rehearsal, a lot of working on the prop heads.

  • The production value was way too over the top.

  • I think that's what made it so good.

  • People have too much money and too much free time

  • and watch too much internet.

  • And altogether, happens like amazing things like this.

  • (Finebros) Do you know anything about the origin of this?

  • Nothing.

  • Zero. I'm so curious.

  • - Nothing. - No. I'm assuming it

  • came from all the press about him being scary and drunk.

  • I think I recognize the main singer.

  • Is that Rob Cantor?

  • I knew the song existed before this video existed.

  • It was like a SoundCloud post, like an audio post on Tumblr.

  • Somebody posted it and they were like,

  • "What is this? Where did this come from?"

  • And then it became like a meme within itself.

  • I love the thought that Shia came across it and was totally down

  • to just [bleep] around with the internet.

  • (Finebros) This actually starts back in 2012,

  • when Rob Cantor, who wrote and performed the song,

  • uploaded just the song onto SoundCloud,

  • which ended up organically going super-viral back then,

  • with GIFs and memes posted all across Tumblr and social media.

  • - Okay. - Oh my god, that's so Tumblr.

  • How did I miss this?

  • Tumblr is the place where the greatest

  • and the most horrible stuff happens.

  • (Finebros) We have a few of the memes that were made.

  • My body is ready.

  • - (both laughing) - "The Shianing."

  • "The Shianing."

  • Yes.

  • That is a baby-face Shia.

  • Every time that an actor becomes a meme for some reason,

  • that is ama-- like, that's so much fun.

  • - (Finebros) Here's another. - "Pumbaa! Hey, what's going on?"

  • "He's gonna eat me!"

  • (shrill voice) "He's gonna eat me!"

  • "Huh?" Shia LaBeouf.

  • (laughing) This is ridiculous.

  • He is like the new Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

  • Shout-out to J.T.T., wherever you are.

  • I feel like I've probably seen these places

  • and just not understood why they were happening.

  • (Finebros) And here was the Wikipedia page for cannibalism

  • - before somebody changed it back. - "Cannibalism."

  • "A person who practices cannibalism is also called Shia LaBeouf."

  • How long did that last before it was taken down?

  • Shia, we're onto you.

  • I love the internet.

  • Trolls, trolls, trolls, trolls, trolls.

  • (Finebros) So why do you think this took the internet by storm

  • when it was just a song?

  • It think it's so left field.

  • The song itself is pretty shareable to me.

  • The premise of the song is so crazy that it's

  • just random enough to catch on.

  • Shia LaBeouf is kind of a little bit crazy.

  • And also, the internet just likes to make [bleep]ery happen.

  • When I was seeing it reblogged

  • and it had tons and tons of comments and stuff,

  • everyone was like, confused, questioning,

  • and then making their own fan art.

  • This is the perfect prompt for the internet.

  • (Finebros) Why do you think someone

  • would even write this song in the first place, though?

  • 'Cause he's a genius? (laughing) I don't know.

  • Is he ever drunk maybe?

  • That's when I get great ideas.

  • He was ahead of his time.

  • The songwriter knew how crazy Shia was gonna get.

  • - It's from the future. - Yeah.

  • He went in time and was like,

  • "I'm going to capitalize on how crazy Shia's gonna become."

  • We have the same when we're driving in our car.

  • We just start saying random celebrities' names

  • or, like, saying really weird things,

  • and then we think it's hilarious. I bet you it's exactly that.

  • And then, yeah, and then we make it into music numbers,

  • like, from Broadway musicals.

  • (Finebros) So Rob Cantor, who made the song,

  • said he came up with it, quote,

  • "by nothing but the sheer silliness of imagining Shia LaBeouf,