Top videos: Elmo attacked on TV, duck army rises

This week, an Australian musician broke an impressive record while a UK star tripped on stage.

Meanwhile, Larry David attacked a beloved Sesame Street character and was forced to apologise, while the Yellow Wiggle told his audience on TikTok something they might have needed to hear.

Here are our video picks from the week.

G-Flip’s record-breaking Hottest 100

Doja Cat may have come in at No.1 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year, but Aussie G-Flip was beyond stoked to come in at No.2.

In fact, G-Flip broke a record held by Wolfmother way back in 2005, for the most entries on the countdown in a single year, with seven in total.


#2 🥹 #22 #24 #26 #50 #65 #80 thank you from the bottom of my heart all of you that voted and got behind me. The hottest 100 countdown has always been one of my favourite days of the year, since I was little I was glued to the radio listening. This is beyond my wildest dreams. Also shoutout to my non-binary community we got the highest placing of an enby artist of all time 🫶🏼 You all make my life so enjoyable ❤️ I cannot thank you enough x I’m totally buzzin off mimosas, im gonna go do backflips around London! #Hottest100 #fyp #foryou #foryourpage #gflip #theworstpersonalive #gflipdrummer #drummer

♬ The Worst Person Alive – G Flip

TikTok CEO grilled

The US Senate questioned social media CEOs this week, and Tom Cotton asked TikTok’s Shou Zi Chew the same question.

Cotton repeatedly probed Chew about his citizenship and ties to China. Chew is from Singapore, as he stated numerous times.


Senator Tom Cotton repeatedly asked Singaporean TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew if he’s ever been a part of the Chinese Communist Party during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. Mr Chew tried repeatedly to shut down the line of questioning by telling the conservative senator that he is Singaporean. #singapore #tiktok #fyp #trending

♬ original sound – Independent

Wiggle’s inspiring message

After a long week, the original yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, blessed TikTok with a very inspirational message.


I’m not really sure who needs to hear this today – or, if anyone really needs to hear it at all! 😂#ogyellowwiggle

♬ original sound – Greg Page

Chiefs ready to party

The Kansas City Chiefs are off to the Super Bowl, and to celebrate tight end Travis Kelce recited Beastie Boys’ lyrics.

He promised the crowd the Chiefs would get “another one”, while his girlfriend Taylor Swift watched on.

Larry David attacks Elmo

The beloved Sesame Street resident was on the US Today Show talking about mental health and checking in on people after his viral tweet, when Larry David attacked him.

The hosts watched on in horror as David took a swing at Elmo’s dad Louie.

Gwendoline Christie walks for Maison Margiela

Actress Gwendoline Christie closed the Maison Margiela couture show in Paris in the most theatrical way.

People were also stunned by her make-up done by Pat McGrath, with many rushing to replicate it.


She tore #gwendolinechristie #margiela #johngalliano

♬ dźwięk oryginalny – weronika ☆

Stuck in a claw machine

Queensland Police had to rescue an adventurous three-year-old who climbed into a claw machine through the prize dispenser and got stuck.

Ethan was safely returned to his family after police broke the glass.

Ed Sheeran takes a fall

Musician Ed Sheeran took a tumble when he was running  onto the stage.


Felt cute might delete later

♬ original sound – Ed Sheeran

Duck army

A duck army was on the move this week and chasing after a TikToker.

Viewers were shocked by just how many ducks there were, and why the person filming wasn’t running.


who sent their army of ducks after me

♬ Clay Pigeons – Michael Cera

Polar bear takes a dive

It turns out polar bears are quite elegant divers.

Oregon Zoo shared a clip of a polar bear taking a dip this week, leaving people mesmerised.


Beary nice #PolarBear #Dive #Monday #Animals

♬ Confidence (sped up version) – Ocean Alley

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