Literally thousands of Internet users world-wide were without
their beloved Internet earlier this afternoon following the upload
of the 9,857,987,566th romantic YouTube tribute to the tempestuous
relationship between Lip Service characters Cat and Sam played by
actresses Laura Fraser and Heather Peace.
The upload of the 3-minute clip, which featured a rather
well-edited actually series of shots of the pair walking, talking
and embracing to the soundtrack of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go
On, caused servers to crash across the planet.
The dramatic surge came as a surprise to veteran Internet
supervisor Simon Upskill, who noted that the show hadn't been on
air for some months. "Perhaps fans are growing restless waiting for
the second series and are taking matters into their own hands," he
speculated. "Or perhaps there's something in the water."
Among the many, many other tributes featuring brief clips of Cat
and Sam that have been uploaded are slow motion shots of the pair
kissing in a cab to the soundtrack of The Eagles Take It To The
Limit, and another featuring a slideshow of stills from the BBC3
show to the tune of I Will Always Love You, penned in 1974 by
popular music artist Dolly Parton.
A similar phenomenon occurred in 2004 when a sudden torrent of
loving musical tributes to The L Word characters Bette and Tina -
known as TiBette to hardcore fans of the Showtime series - almost
blew up the Internet.
Upskill has appealed for calm in the wake of the crash, pleading
for fans of the show to hold off uploading more clips until his
team get back from their lunchbreak and have time to make the