|Date Joined:||October 1, 2008|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
The Shaytards was created on October 1st, 2008 and was created for Shay to upload his weightloss videos and any other videos that he wanted to upload. The first video was uploaded to the channel on October 2nd 2008. They have over 1.9 million subscribers and are aiming to get 2 million by the end of March 2014.
In January of 2009, Shay aimed to make a video everyday for January starting from the 16th. The daily SHAYTARDS vlogs officially started on March 5th 2009 (Shay 's Birthday) when Youtube star Shaycarl decided to post a vlog everyday of his 29th year on his SHAYTARDS channel. A year has turned into 2, which has turned into 3 and 4. They are currently on their 5th and final year of daily vlogs. After they have completed year 5, they will be on a 3 day a week schedule or a 5 day a week schedule for vlogs (3/6/13 Vlog). Through watching the videos, we learn many things about the Tards. Shay and his wife, Colette (or Mommytard), have 5 children. For security reasons, Shay and Katilette do not purposley let out their childrens names, the children's names are mentioned in a couple of the videos but people refer to the children with their "tard" names to respect the decisions of Shay and Katilette, so they are given "tard" names. Shay came up with "tard" because of his obsession with unitards. The oldest child is Sontard (Gavin), who is ten, eight year old Princesstard (Avia), six year old Babytard (Emmi) (who was recently featured on the cover of James Blunt's album "Some Kind of Trouble"), and three year old Rocktard (Brock). Katilette and Shay welcomed their newest addition Brotard (Daxton) on October 25th. They also have a dog named Malachi whom recently passed away on the 2nd of April (4/3/12 Vlog) a few months before his 9th birthday. They have since gotten a new dog, which they named Ezekiel, Zeke for short, on Febuary 10th of 2013 (2/11/13 Vlog).
Shay and his family lived in Los Angeles, California for the bulk of the first year of the vlogs, but moved back to their home in Idaho for the birth of Rocktard, and moved back to LA again. The SHAYTARDS channel currently has 1,813,920 subscribers and rising.
These videos have become part of many YouTubers' daily lives. Many of their videos have dealt with serious issues, like when Princesstard realized that someday she was going to die, or when Rocktard was born. We've seen them all laugh, cry, scream, but what sets them apart from most families is how close they are. They are always laughing and having fun with each other, and they love each other more than anything in the world.
In 2010 YouTube user NicePeter wrote the Shaycarl and the Shaytards song which has been used for the intro music to the daily vlogs on several occassions
Shay's famous catchphrase is "Hey, I'm vlogging here!" and can be heard in many of his vlogs.
A notable vlogger herself, Shay's wife Colette Butler, also called "Katilette", is a stay-at-home mother for her and Shay's four children. She was first dubiously known as Shay's "hotter than expected" wife, but became better acquainted to fans as the SHAYTARD's vlogs progressed. Her personality is indeed very motherly, as she seems to show a high amount of patience, and she is a little more composed than (but still fun as) her excitable husband. She has personally said that she has always wanted to be a mother more than anything, and at one time expressed a desire for five children,But in early 2013 annonced she was pregnant with her fith child, a third boy. Before Shay's Youtube success, Colette seems to have been some kind of exercise trainer, and has always shown an interest in health.
Recently, she has been regularly uploading videos to her own channel, Katilette, and the collaborative channel The Mom's View, as well as featuring herself in many of Shay's skits.
Similar in appearance to his father, and in personality to his mother, Sontard is the eldest of the Shaytard children. Colette has personally described her son as very intuitive to the feelings of others, and is often seen being a good brother to all of his younger siblings. Sontard is most known for his love of dancing, and, much like Shay, will not hesitate to "bust out the moves" on command. He seems to have been in a few sports, ranging from soccer to martial arts, but has also recently gained a love of books.
Probably his most famous moment in the SHAYTARDS vlogs was on an episode where Sontard confided in Shay about some girls at school who had developed crushes on him, which had made him wonder "Why am I so handsome?" The popularity of this scene would later influence the creation of a t-shirt with an image of Sontard asking himself this very same question. Sontard has a very kind heart and is often seen helping.
Sontard is currently 10 years old and was baptised over winter vacation when he was 8. He does Scoutes like his father did and enjoys karate where he can kick some butt. Shay recently revealed that like sontard Logan was a chubby kid.
Opposite her older brother, Princesstard is similar in appearance to her mother, and in personality to her father. She is the second eldest of the Shaytard children, and the oldest girl, being 8 years old. She is quite noticeably like her father, Shay, as she is a lot more boisterous than her other siblings. Princesstard seems to be especially close to her younger sister, Babytard, as they are often seen sharing their possessions with each other. She does occasionally assert her seniority, however, as she also seems to lecture her sister regularly. Like many little girls, she loves clothes, pink, and Disney princesses, though is also shown to have some tomboyish tendencies. Because she is so energetic, she seems to share a love of athletics with her brother.
Her most well known quote may be when she openly exclaimed "I'm FAMOUS!", though it is tied with her accomplishment of a back handspring, an event which would later be featured in one of the SHAYTARDS opening themes as a "perfect 10".
Princesstard and cousin Brailee (daughter of Shay's brother, Casey) are best friends. Princesstard is boss at gymnastics and her mom and dad praise her on being the daring girl she is. Princesstard like her dad loves to make videos and do stunts; most recently she climed the rope at venice beach terrifying her mother and making her dad proud.
On January 25th 2014, she covered "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" from Frozen, and it currently has more than 1 million views.
When the SHAYTARDS channel first started, Rocktard, now the second youngest Shaytard, had not been born, and so Babytard was the literal "baby" of the channel. Though she was too young to attach a definitive personality to, Babytard would initially grow up to be very shy on camera. She later conquered this, however, and can now even be seen occasionally filming parts of the vlogs on her own. Colette has said that her youngest daughter loves to make people laugh, and so she often says and does silly things. Babytard is especially close to her elder sister, Princesstard, but unlike her does not seem to be fond of sports (though this could be because she is still quite young.) She also has a very bad habit of sucking her thumb, something her parents have been trying to thwart throughout the SHAYTARDS vlogs, with minimal success.
She has had a literal touch with fame, as she is especially known as the baby featured on James Blunt's album cover. Since then, Babytard has actually met and spent time with the singer, who at one time gave the entire family backstage passes to one of his concerts.
Babytard is 6 years old, and is very close to her baby brother, Rocktard. Babytard and Nannytard Cecily are seen to have a very close bond over thier love of drawing. Babytard likes makeup, music and disneyland. People often claimed babytard was the favorite because of her and shay's close relationship but now babytard is seen to be closer to her mom. Babytard is shy but sweet and has long blonde hair that she claims to have gotten from taking a bath. Babytard has many funny one liners including "If your happy and you know it SMILE" and "Don't talk to strangers"
Rocktard was literally born on YouTube two years after the start of the SHAYTARDS vlog, and has since had his entire life on film. Before his birth, fans watched Mommytard's entire pregnancy on the channel. He was born June 10th, and is now 3 years old.
As an infant, Rocktard seemed to be unusually mild mannered, and his parents have admitted that he had been the easiest baby to handle out of all their children, though this could be because they had since become experienced. Now a toddler, it is still hard to decide what kind of personality he has or may grow up to have. However, like many toddlers, he does have a love of making noise, and has a notable love of dancing and singing (though usually incomprehensibly.) He also has a preference for being carried along with his blanket whenever he first wakes up, and will throw a fit otherwise.
Rocktard is seen to be very close to babytard and princesstard. Him and princesstard share a funny hyper personality with their dad. He is known for giving adorable kisses and having the saying of PDP (pretty darn precious) applied to him.
His first ever phrase was a loud exclamation of "OH MAN!" which he still says to this day.
Just like his older brother, Rocktard, Brotard was literally born on Youtube. He was born on Friday, October 25, 2013. He shares the same birthday as his maternal grandmother, Coleen Crofts, who passed away of breast cancer in 1993. His real name is Daxton, as said by Rocktard. His middle name is rumored to be Charles as well. It is said at of all the kids he looks the most like Babytard.
Malachi was the family's great dane, who had been with the family since before the birth of Sontard. Shay and Colette have said that Malachi was like their first child. While in the vlogs, Shay assigned a particular voice to Malachi and would make up lines for him. Despite his large size, Malachi was never shown as aggressive, and was most often seen relaxing or being climbed on by the Shaytard children. After living for about 9 years, which is a long time for such a large breed of dog, Malachi began experiencing extreme fatigue and loss of appetite. The family took him to the vet for a check up before deciding to have him put down peacefully.
Almost a year after Malachi died, the family got a new dog that they named Ezekiel, or Zeke.
Shay's official webpage -----> http://shaycarl.com/
The official Shaytards channel can be found via this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/shaytards?blend=1&ob=4