Viral video: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon make a hash of #hashtag

Hashtags - the # sign followed by a pithy comment or reference - started out harmlessly enough. But soon, people started using them in daily speech, and overusing them on Twitter and Facebook. And now, like all good things of the web, it's time for a backlash on the hashtag.

 Viral video: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon make a hash of #hashtag

A screengrab of the video with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Image courtesy Youtube

In a new video which has gone viral (it's had over six million views, and counting) talkshow host Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are making fun of the hashtag and the people who overuse it.

Timberlake and Fallon's conversation goes from Halloween to Miley Cyrus, from cookies to TV shows (like Orange is the New Black), all the while overusing popular hashtags. In no time, the chat teeters into the absurd.

Some highlights are #PurpleIsTheNewBlack, #DebraDebra, #ImTheRealCookieMonster, #lololololololololololol and #QuackQuack.

Timberlake will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon every Tuesday in September to promote the second part of his album, The 20/20 Experience, which drops September 30.

Watch the video below:

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Updated Date: Sep 26, 2013 14:17:55 IST