If you've been a long-time fan of Nintendo Life, there's probably one thing you associate with us as much as you do Nintendo news: the words "Hhhhhello there lovely peeeeeople".
Coined by the very lovely Alex Olney over on YouTube for us, he, Zion, and Felix have decided to finally crack open the egg and reveal the truth behind what is our most-famous catchphrase. That's right, folks, it's time to strap in and get ready for a Nintendo Life history lesson.
Alex recounts the first time he used the phrase way back when the channel was but a wee fledgling outlet on YouTube all the way to how it's evolved (spoilers: it hasn't, and it's perfect). Make sure you have your Nintendo Life lorebooks at the ready and start scribbling down because this is an all-timer of a video.
Why don't you lovely people tell us what you think about the history of this beloved catchphrase in the comments?
Loved the video! I have been following NL for quite a few years and I never knew it dated back from so long ago. Very interesting explanation
Ya got me! Good one, guys!
this is some real foolishness.
who wrote this video, April O'Neil?
We need Jon back asap. Sigh.
Wow, what a jaw-dropping video. You really pulled out all the stops here. A truly magical eight minutes, I don't think I'll ever think of Alex or Nintendo Life the same again after this.
Hahah! Quality con-ten.T
I learnt so much here...what I didn't know before I know now
Yeah, Happy April Fools.
Brilliant! 4:30 mark is my favourite part : )
The lore goes deep
The most hilarious part of this is that it doesn’t even seem out of step for this website, so I hadn’t even thought it was a joke. Fully expected a ten minute video literally detailing what was written. Great prank!
Imagine the Kiffness making a song out of it
End all videos with 6 minutes of metal please! \m/
Love the music headbanging
Weird thing to mention, I'm looking up nearby hot-pot restaurants while listening to the music in the 6-minute outro.
General Keno… ummm, never mind. Different “hello there.” 🙃
Loved it! "Can't wait for the 15 things you still don't know about Alex!"
I had no idea Sanrio copyrighted "greetings mortals" and they'd even care to sue you over it. Whatever, "hello there lovely people" is much better.
Not enough waffling IMO
The catchphrase started out strong and I think that’s what caught people’s attention. It’s a shame that Alex couldn’t resist flanderising it so badly, almost to the point of self parody.
Over the last couple of years I’ve appreciated that he’s obviously reconsidered and deconstructed it, taking it back to a raw almost gritty delivery that leaves no doubt as to how lovely the peeeeeople he is saying hhhhhello to truly are- us, the fans.
What's sad is that 99% of people won't even watch to the end and notice the earth-shattering secret hidden within.
Well, now we know!
Honestly, as a Yank, I always figured that's just how our neighbors across the pond talked/greeted each other 😅
I know it’s loved by all, but I hate it so much I always mute the beginning of Nintendo life videos. 🤣😂🤣😂🤷♂️🤷♂️
Still, I respect the catchphrase. You have a calling card so use it. ❤️❤️
Happy April fools!
Wow they really dived right into things
@AG_Awesome Likewise, I mute the start of Nintendo Life YouTube videos because of the catchphrase. Something about it really hits a nerve, like fingers down a blackboard.
This made me reflect on how long I’ve been a consumer of NintendoLife content. Back when the Wii launched I had the Virtual Console category book marked and would check it out to see which releases were worth picking up. Somewhere along the way I setup an account and started commenting. It’s getting close to two decades and NL just keeps getting better and better each year. Keep up the great work.
PS maybe it was VC-Reviews.com I was reading which got acquired by NL either way. Love it here.
@BoilerBroJoe My mind blew up all over my face. But in a good way.
I’ve been looking at this website every few days or so since it was called WiiUDaily, dating from way back before the WiiU was released and this was where I came for all the latest gossip and news… since then, I’ve really fallen in love with the style and laid back approach compared to the site I used to go to, IGN.
I get that this was an April fool, but I’d love a video showing Alex’s evolution from those early “homemade” days to now! Keep up the good work!
That will be forever his tag line history. No way youtube will let him not use it.
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