I loved Animator VS Animation when I was in college.
I took a class on Flash animation my sophomore year. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, so I was looking up YouTube animations to see what kind of possibilities there were. I found a lot of them but Animator VS Animation was my goal because it was simple, yet fun, and I knew it was within reach. It was my inspiration then and sadly, I am still amused by this video. Not so much because of what went into the animation but because of the creativity that it took to think if it. Brilliant!
This Flash animation was made by Alan Becker from AlbinoBlackSheep in 2008.