Four years ago yesterday, March 9, 2007, Lonelygirl15 posted the video "Flesh Wound", where Jonas suffers a severe cut to the hand trying to break into a room in Aunt Alex's house. Fearful that taking Jonas to the hospital will lead the Order right to them, they end up taking Jonas to the vet for medical treatment.
Among some Lonelygirl15 fans, the term "Taking Jonas to the Vet" became a euphemism similar to "jumping the shark." As I typically say in hindsight on these issues, though, the video doesn't seem that bad now - its funny. But among fans who believed every video needed to be 100% realistic, going to a vet was way too far-fetched. Most fans took awhile to realize that Lonelygirl15 had moved from strict reality to post modern tragi-comedy.
- Watch Flesh Wound on YouTube
- Watch Flesh Wound on Revver (where it was first uploaded, 11 days before it showed up on YouTube)
- Internet archive LGPedia page for "Flesh Wound"
- Original lg15.com forum discussion thread
- Amusing YouTube fan response
- Original Anchor cove discussion thread
- "Open Heart Dentistry" entry on TV Tropes
(posted at lg15today March 10, 2007)
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