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Jim Breuer explains how his famous Mets reaction videos started

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Jim Breuer Discusses His NY Mets Videos And What They Mean To Him

Sports fans are familiar with comedian Jim Breuer's hilarious New York Mets reaction videos posted to Facebook, but not many know how the hilarious reactions stemmed from a dark time for his family.

At AOL Build in May, Breuer was asked exactly how the videos came about, and if he'd ever expected them to become as popular as they've gotten. His answer caught most of the audience off guard.

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Watch the clip above to learn about the role his ailing wife played in the inception of the now-famous videos.

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Jim Breuer explains how his famous Mets reaction videos started
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 18: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets has his hair fly in his face while delivering a pitch in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 18, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 5-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 12, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 2-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Apr 8, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 12, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 2-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 5: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets walks to the mound as he prepares to pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 5, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets walks on the field prior to game two of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on October 18, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - APRIL 05: Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 5, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Oct 28, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning in game two of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 21, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) celebrates after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets reacts in the first inning while taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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