Eduard Khil was an unlikely YouTube star. The Russian singer inadvertently took the online world by storm with a delightfully schmaltzy singing performance of "I Am Glad 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home" from 1976.
Redditor dbarts21 discovered his cousin's flair for lip-syncing Internet meme performance art while browsing through his YouTube videos.
The fond, spot-on tribute has racked up nearly 250,000 views. That's respectable, but it still pales in comparison to the 14 million earned by the original Mr. Trololo upload.
Mr. Trololo brought a sense of absurd delight to many viewers. The remake captures all the whimsy and then adds a layer of surreality to the whole affair.
Here's a tip of the hat to the next generation carrying on in Khil's footsteps. Maybe there is such a thing as YouTube immortality.