Kabooyow! KPRC interview makes Brookshire resident internet sensation

Published On: Mar 21 2013 02:50:25 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2013 04:29:30 PM CDT

There was a big hailstorm in Brookshire on March 20, 2013, and Michelle Clark was very animated when she described what she heard.


When KPRC-TV, Local 2’s Morning Cam photojournalist Damon Sales was interviewing residents in Brookshire, Texas, who woke up to the sound of hail hitting the windows of an apartment complex, Michelle Clark had one word for what she said sounded like a shotgun blast: "Kabooyow!"

Now Clark has gone viral. In the age of social media, she’s joining the ranks of Internet sensations like Antoine Dodson ("Hide 'ya kids, hide 'ya wife" )and last year's Sweet Brown ("Ain’t nobody got time for that”).

Four different hashtags on Twitter made their appearance Wednesday:

And Clark has made her way to Buzzfeed, as well.

"We had a hail party at 2 o'clock this morning," Clark said. "Everybody was outside."


See Morning Cam Interview: Kabooyow!

March 20, 2013: Michelle Clark says the hail sounded like a shotgun blast.

"Becoming an overnight internet star isn't easy," said Sara Patterson, Local 2's Social Media Producer. But, Patterson says, there is a recipe for success. Want to go viral? Follow these easy steps.

1. Be interviewed on television.

2. Have a larger than life personality.

3. Use a catch phrase like "KABOOYOW!"




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