Boston Man Freaks the F%#& Out Over a Sunfish, Becomes Internet Sensation (Video)

Boston Guy Michael Bergin Freaks Out Over Sunfish

What happens when you take the most Boston guy ever, put him on a boat, and show him a weird fish? You get a viral video with over 1.7 million views. That’s what.

Last week, Boston man Michael Bergin went out on his friend Jason Foster‘s boat for a little fishing trip, and on that trip the two men encountered a sunfish.

Now, sunfish are crazy-looking creatures. Moreover, they get their name because they come up to the surface, lie on their sides, and “sunbath,” which is pretty weird. But anybody who’s ever watched the Discovery Channel has seen weirder things than this. It really wasn’t cause for alarm.

Foster? He wasn’t that excited. He’s been fishing in Boston Harbor since he was 17, and while he’d never seen a fish like this, he’s used to weird stuff.

But Bergin? Different story. This guy just freaked the f%#& out! He absolutely could not believe what he was seeing. And of course he shot video of the encounter and his priceless reaction and put it up on Facebook for all the world to see.

Check it out:

[Warning: this video is pretty much nothing but f-bombs.]

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Of course, Bergin is now an internet celebrity. He did an interview on MSNBC, and the Boston Globe did a whole story about him.

Thank God for Bostonians and sunfish.

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