Cult Kiwi-as classic memes starring two clever girls

Two young girls have taken on some classic Kiwi memes. Nek minit, it goes viral.

The video by Jess (6) and Ayva (5) Alexander-Pua hasn't even been up for a day on Facebook and has already had more than 1600 shares and 160,000 views and around 7000 'likes'.

The comedian cousins have recreated some of New Zealand's most well-known and popular viral videos including 'Nek minit', 'It's Richie McCoy!", the 'Tell me when pukana' and the classic Shortland Street 'Please tell me that is not your penis' scene.

It's certainly struck a chord with Kiwis, with some even saying the girls need their own television show.

While Jess and Ayva are in front of the camera, it is their uncles who "make us do silly stuff", and it has garnered them a loyal following of more than 14,000 Facebook fans.

They're prolific in posting videos to social media with their own YouTube channel and Facebook videos uploaded several times a month.

They're even recognised on the street, though the family tries to keep them grounded.

"They get mixed messages about it - some people will come up and ask for a photo or say 'oh my gosh you're from YouTube' and so they get that from people but when they're with us we tell them they're not famous don't let it get to your head," says uncle Nat Alexander-Pua, who films the videos with brother Amu.

The popularity of their latest meme video didn't really come as a surprise to Mr Alexander-Pua.

"We know Kiwis love sharing Kiwi things so we were predicting we were onto something good with this one, but we're always pleasantly surprised to see people enjoying our nieces' videos."

But it started more humbly as just a bit of fun for the family.

One of the first videos had the girls talking about what it would be like to have a new sister and cousin. It was filmed while Ayva's mother was in labour last year.

"That video got more than 100,000 views - that's kind of what sparked it off.

"Initially we thought we'd make a video for our families; just something to remember and treasure and it blew up from there."

The videos take about 10 hours to make from planning to filming to editing, much of the work done in the hours before their weekly Sunday family dinner.

They girls are natural-born performers, something Mr Alexander-Pua says has rubbed off from their "hard case" family.

He says they were quick to pick up their lines for the meme video.

"We were driving to different locations and I would pass them the YouTube video on my phone and said 'learn this' and then within five minutes by the time we hopped out of the car they would have memorised everything."

And while their popularity is growing, the girls' love of performing is perhaps the most important thing.

"We'll say girls we got 200,000 views on this video, but they don't even really care, they just watch the videos back themselves and just enjoy laughing at each other.

"I think it's the uncles that care more about themselves than they do."