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The Fantastic Foursome

Post by felucca » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm

The Fantastic Foursome

As most of y'all will know, The Fantastic Foursome was the name of the "Youtube supergroup" Dan & Phil had with Chris Kendall (crabstickz) and PJ Liguori (KickThePJ), mainly in 2011-2012. They would make videos together, tweet each other etc. and the group was quite popular among fans.

How did they know each other?
Phil and PJ met each other first, in 2007 through Youtube.
PJ was the one that introduced both Dan & Phil to Chris.

Degrees of separation getting to know each other:
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How did the group get started and why the name?
The guys came up with the name "Fantastic Foursome" themselves when they had to create a name for their joint Vyou account in 2011. Vyou's involvement was also the original reason the group got together and became a thing - they paid the guys to answer questions on the same account.

1:10:06
Because Fantastic Foursome, the reason why we're called that, is because we had to come up with a name for all four of us because we did a combined channel on... Vyou, that's it! And Vyou paid us. Vyou said 'we really like you guys, we'd really like you guys to create a channel, we'll give you like 20 cents for every question you do, blah blah blah blah blah'. And we already kind of knew each other, so we... they put us together and we all started doing Younow (sic!) in one kind of group. And we called it the Fantastic Foursome, it took us ages to come up with that. Um, and that was it.

Foursome shenanigans
Under the cut is a list of Foursome happenings while they were active in 2011-2012 (and a bit of 2013).

2011
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^ group picture of the year

From a trip to Italy in 2011 that Chris won and invited the others to:

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PJ







Dan


Chris (uploaded one year later)
2012
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^ group picture of the year






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PJ would sometimes upload little vloggy vids of them:





2012 Christmas vids:

2013
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^ group picture of the year



(Chris appears 9:56) (this is the last video D&P made with Chris)
2014
- radio silence -

2015
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^ group picture of the year
Why did they stop making videos together?
Pretty sure they just moved on with their lives, ya'know.

Crabstickz liveshow from 9 May 2016
(1:03:26)
“Oh! A great questions has come in! 'What happened to the fantastic foursome?'
Nothing happened. It’s just a thing that happened four years ago. Nothing happened. It doesn’t exist."
Crabstickz on YouNow - February 17th, 2017

(1:08:50)
chat: what happened to the fantastic foursome?
Chris: "It's just old, it's just old! It's five years old now, it was something that happened five years ago. Nothing happened, we all just... moved on. You know? We all just did other things. It's kind of like, em... I don't know. It's kind of like if I was to ask you what happened to Jessica, you know, your friend you had in kindergarten. Or reception or whatever you call it in England, nursery. Well you know we just didn't go to the same school, we drifted apart. Yeah - it's that! I see them sometimes at Vidcon but just because we made a video together in 2013 doesn't mean we're some kind of boyband.
(1:10:06)
I always wanna ask the question what exactly is the Fantastic Foursome from your guys' opinion? Because... from what I can tell we did like two or three videos together just pratting around. What is the Fantastic Foursome, when you talk about it? Because Fantastic Foursome, the reason why we're called that, is because we had to come up with a name for all four of us because we did a combined channel on... Vyou, that's it! And Vyou paid us. Vyou said 'we really like you guys, we'd really like you guys to create a channel, we'll give you like 20 cents for every question you do, blah blah blah blah blah'. And we already kind of knew each other, so we... they put us together and we all started doing Younow (sic!) in one kind of group. And we called it the Fantastic Foursome, it took us ages to come up with that. Um, and that was it. You know what I mean? And I know we've done videos together but I mean it's... there's like three videos. I often find it so strange we made maybe five-six videos together and people still kind of talk about it now. How odd."
(1:12:45)
"We're all still friends and we still all know each other on Youtube, it's just that we do different things now. Dan and Phil are very busy with their shows, PJ is a filmmaker so he's always working on films, and I'm doing... whatever the fuck I'm doing. It's just not... We all did that, I think we were all in uni when we did that so it's like, got a lot of free time on your hands."
(1:17:35)
(chat) I meant the flirting in Fantastic Foursome [is what I miss]
Chris: "Yeah, I guess we did flirt a lot, but we did it in a non-sexual way knowing that you guys would react to it strongly. Still do it now."
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