Grounded Videos were a well known kind of videos on GoAnimate, the original version of Vyond.
Basis for most of these videos
The premise (for all grounded videos) is a child intentionally screwing up in something, returning to their residence (typically a house; some grounded videos have kids living in other places), and getting grounded by their parents for a ridiculous amount of years, the amount of time they can get grounded for ranges from 2 weeks to infinity years (for instance, some children in these videos get grounded for 892347928347023984092309401003493856493725361........................................ years while others get grounded for only 2 weeks). All basic grounded videos are composed of the following:
Anatomy of grounded videos
All grounded videos are constructed like this:
Every Grounded Video starts off by a Kid (mostly a baby show character) plotting to cause trouble, this scene is skipped if they did not mean to do it and it was an accident
The Screw-Up Scene
This scene involves a kid screwing-up (with intent or sometimes even as an accident) or causing havok (also with intent or an accident). Here's a list of some of the things these troublemakers do in these videos:
- A male character (entering a boy's restroom in school with disgust) decides to visit the much more pleasant girl's restroom
- Characters creating earthquakes by simply jumping or pulling down a lever (to simulate one)
- Characters receiving the worst cards on behavior card day
- Characters misbehaving in stores
- Characters misbehaving in restaurants (mainly McDonald's)
- Characters cheating off of somebody else's test
- Characters stealing another's lunch
- Characters watching the THX logo
- Male characters hitting on girls
- Female characters dancing in their swimsuits
- Characters divorcing each other
- Characters farting
- Characters making fun of somebody else
The Grounded Scene
As mentioned earlier, the parents of these troublemakers in grounded videos usually punish them for nonsensical reasons. The parents even have the authoritative power to force kids into watching shows the troublemaker dislikes (the most common ones are Barney and Dora the Explorer). Worst of all, the parents in those video would ground kids for tranquility, infinity, double forever, forever, for life, humanity, triple tranquility, or a large numerical amount of years (such as, but not limited to, 9828939813713479359963061513649103934763183173923982718424738962981149312414238949520 years). Those who hate grounded videos claim this to be not only detestable, but also cold-hearted and weak. The fans really could care less.
Yes, as mentioned in the first paragraph of this page, there is in fact, a grounded community home to all of the world's grounded video fans, grounded video creators, and grounded videos. Plenty of them respect opinions from users outside the community, collaborate with non-grounded video makers, and assist others. A large portion of them, however, are viewed as "bigotic users between under age of 12; some of which are adults who behave immaturely". These types of users could sometimes disrespect opinions from grounded video haters (posting grounded threats to their channels). They might also upload grounded threat videos recorded with their webcam (exposing themselves to the public; cyber-grounding somebody else). Some of these users force others into liking GoAnimate, hating Flash, and most evidently, unsubbing them.
It's a relief that half of these grounded video makers actually respect the opinions of others and actually upload different videos once in a while (some of which actually departed from grounded vids all together including AMSalley94).