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Your mum would like us.

―SootHouse

SootHouse was an English group YouTube channel best known for being one of the pioneer channels of the "Reddit reading" style of YouTube video that rose to popularity in 2017. Soothouse had a recurring cast of 7 men and 1 woman. The frontman and main editor was Wilbur Soot, and the other members included Charlie, David, George, Dan, Jack, Matt, and Rhianna. 

The large majority of Soothouse's YouTube videos consisted of "Reddit Readings", involving the channel's members reading popular posts aloud from a wide variety of subreddits (including r/sbubby, r/creepyPMs, and r/ScottishPeopleTwitter) from Reddit. These readings were often accompanied by their signature raucous laughter and comedic commentary.

History

The SootHouse YouTube channel was created on April 16th, 2017. SootHouse first uploaded Bulgarian Real Estate on April 17th, 2017. The video included Wilbur and George mocking websites selling cheap houses in Eastern Europe. It is their longest video to date.

Four months later, the channel gained fame for the first time with The Worst Bedrooms on 4chan which garnered 300k views in under a week and catapulted them towards 50k subs within 2 weeks. This success came very quickly for a channel with no previous background or controversy. Some of this can likely be attributed to the rise in popularity of the "Reddit Reading" style of YouTube video in 2017. This style is considered to have been pioneered by SootHouse, SorrowTV (a close associate of the channel), Slazo, and Wild Spartanz.

On October 8th, 2017, the channel uploaded Terrible Off-Brands and Bootlegs. The video gained immense popularity at the time, and currently has over 5 million views. The video is also famed both within and outside of the SootHouse fandom for sparking a running-gag of the phrase "Eat pant" which has spread to various online communities and enjoys widespread use.

Shortly afterwards, Soothouse celebreated reaching their 50k subscriber milestone by posting their first vlog-style video, David's Birthday (50k Subs), on October 22nd, 2017. This video functioned as a face-reveal video for David, Jack, Wilbur and George. 

Subsequently, /r/4PanelCringe was uploaded on December 20th, 2017, and fuctioned as a face reveal for Charlie, Dan and Matt; and SootShirts (Eat Pant Merch), uploaded on March 28th, 2018, became SootHouse's first vlog-style video with Rhianna in it (however it cannot be considered a face-reveal video for her).

Indefinite Hiatus

SootHouse is on an official indefinite hiatus as of July 28th, 2019. Wilbur Soot has stated in a Twitch stream that they won't be making any more videos for now. SootHouse deactivated their Patreon on October 6th, 2019.

Video Format

SootHouse's format revolved around a comedy group dynamic, frequently pushing for contagious laughter and ridicule as their main source of comedy. The channel's content generally focused on different aspects of internet culture. SootHouse's videos were generally edited in a SovietWomble style, with subtitles timed to speech, atop their signature white marble background. Colour-coded text was used to distinguish between the members (or collaborative guests) when they were talking.


Colour Coding

SootHouse had 8 members: Wilbur, Charlie, David, George, Dan, Jack, Matt, and Rhianna. Given the large number of members, and as they generally only recorded audio, colour-coded text was necessary to distinguish between the members when they were speaking. Each member (or guest) had their own specific colour that was unique to them. This colour-coded subtitle style became a signature aspect of SootHouse videos.

SootHouse member subtitle colours
Name Colour
Wilbur Grey/White
Wilbur
Charlie Blue
Charlie Soot
David Green
David
George Purple
George Soot
Dan Red
Dan
Jack Yellow
Jack
Matt Orange
Matt
Rhianna Fuchsia
Rhianna


SootHouse guest/collaborator subtitle colours
Name Colour
Sorrow TV Black
Sorrow TV Soot
General Sam Light Blue
General Sam Soot
Kilian Experience Light Brown
Kilian Experience Soot
Internet Historian Beige
Internet Historian Soot
RTGame Dark Lavender
RTGame Soot
CallMeCarson Sea Green
CallMeCarson Soot
ImAllexx Dusty Pink
ImAllexx Soot
Slazo Peach
Slazo Soot

Full list of vlog/IRL videos

SootHouse also occasionally released vlogs.

Below is a full list of all of the SootHouse videos filmed on camera (i.e. not in their classic subtitles-on-marble style) in chronological order of their release dates:

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: May 30, 2019

Trivia

  • SootHouse first released merchandise after reaching 500k subscribers

Gallery

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