YouTube Down Thursday: Service Outage For Some; 500 Internal Server Error Message; ‘Trained Monkey’ Message

March 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

YouTube was down for some users on the afternoon of Thursday, March 13, 2014.

The video-sharing site appeared to go down at around 6 p.m. ET.

“500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation,” the error message reads.

On Twitter, many were complaining about it going down.

YouTube went down on Wednesday for many users for about an hour.

Website said there was a “possible service disruption,” saying some users were experiencing problems.

“Stupid YouTube is down,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Tweeted another, “Steam and YouTube are down. The world is going to end.”

“Youtube just keeps going down ffs! 1 step forward 7 steps back,” said another.