2016 was a roller coaster ride of a year, with plenty of ups and downs (and more downs) to go around. The good news is that there was no shortage of fantastic viral vids on hand to make us smile, laugh, and even cackle maniacally. Behold: our ten favourite!

GUY DRESSES UP AS DOG'S FAVOURITE TOY
Jolene the dog loves her Gumby toy. So what happens when her owner -- dressed as the real thing -- pops by?

CHEWBACCA MOM
On May 9, 2016, Candace Payne bought a Chewbacca mask and took to Facebook. 163 million views later, her life has never been the same.

SCAREDY CATS
In 22 seconds, we see nature's pecking order at work.

CARPOOL KARAOKE -- ADELE
Late Late Show host James Corden goes for a spin with his pal Adele. Then things get a little musical.

SWING AND MARU
Maru really wants to get on that swing. But does she have the skill and patience to get the job done?

HAUNTED ELEVATOR (FT. DAVID S. PUMPKINS) - SNL
Every role Tom Hanks has ever played was simply the lead-up to this moment.

CHICKEN RUNS AROUND WEARING BLUE PANTS
Two things you need to know about Charlie the chicken: 1) he likes to run, and 2) he has impeccable dress sense.

BROTHERS CONVINCE LITTLE SISTER OF ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Little sister feels a tad spaced out after her wisdom teeth surgery. Big brothers realize this is the perfect time to break out the mother of all pranks. (Fitting, since their mother is also in on the con.)

LIP SYNC BATTLE: CHANNING TATUM VS. JENNA DEWAN-TATUM
On season two of Lip Synch Battle, Channing Tatum musters his inner girl power for a rousing version of Beyonce's Run The World (Girls). Meanwhile, Channing's wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum reinterprets his legendary Magic Mike XXL routine to Ginuwine's Pony.

PEN-PINEAPPLE-APPLE-PEN/PIKO-TARO
Piko-Taro is a singer-songwriter. And he's extremely proficient at sticking two objects together to create a third, entirely new object.

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Steven Shehori is a Canadian Comedy Award winner and Gemini Award loser. He writes TV comedies and is one of the resident music and pop culture guys over at the Huffington Post. To enhance your overall quality of life, consider adding him on Twitter or following his comedy podcast, 'You Better DON'T!'