The real history behind fake history memes – youtube trending
The Cat In The Hat has a bat and has become a time traveling assassin! Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book became a movie and then a meme! Fake history memes are a whole genre of memes in which cat in the hat with a bat falls into.
The children’s story was written by author Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957. It has been a big part of most people’s childhood with numerous people being familiar with the story and book. Naturally in 2003 a live action movie was made of the popular story, it received many negative reviews, being criticized for straying away from the original story and it’s adult oriented humor. Fat forward to 2016/2017 and a new type of meme is being created online known as “fake history” memes. These memes take modern day images and add captions to them making it sound as though the image depicts an important part of history. In early 2017 the cat in the hat with a bat variation has become one of if not the most popular of these memes. Today on Behind The Meme we take a look at the origin of the meme.
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0:31The Cat in the hat!
0:33We are all familiar with the classic dr seuss childrens story first published in 1957. you
0:38know, the story that is basically about a giant talking cat who does a home invasion
0:43on a house but when he finds out kids are home he gets pissed off and tries to kill
0:47their pet eventually he invites his friends over who are hooked on cocaine so they can
0:51destroy everything in the house.
0:54But because the cat is on probation for a prior crime he decides to clean everything
0:58up just in time before the kids mom comes home so he doesn’t have to go back to prison
1:03…or something kinda like that.
1:05I don’t remember exactly cause it’s been like 20 years since I last read the book but
1:09I’m pretty sure I’m close.
1:11The point that Im trying to make is that the book is popular!
1:14It has been a part of almost everybody’s childhood for the last 60 years.
1:18In fact it is so popular that in 2003, Hollywood came calling with the idea of creating a live
1:24action Cat in the hat film starring Mike Myers….wrong Mike myers guys…there we go.
1:30Now I know what you may be thinking…A successful and popular story that is beloved by million,
1:36a popular actor as the lead role, A budget of over 100 million dollars backed by one
1:41of the largest and well known film distributors in the world, what could go wrong?
1:49hahahahahaha hahahaha hahahaha
1:55Oh that’s right,The movie sucked.
1:58Now don’t get me wrong, not everybody hated it.
2:01I mean look here…It won an award.A Golden Raspberry!
2:04That’s pretty good right?
2:07The one up side to the film is that it made all of its money back.
2:10With yours truly even seeing it in the movie theater as a child.
2:14Now I Personally don’t remember not liking the movie but then again I don’t remember
2:20So Who am I to argue with critics?
2:22The film was apparently so bad that Dr seuss’ widow forbid any more of her husband’s work
2:27to be made into live action films, all movies past that point were to be animated and since
2:33then they have
2:35The film was heavily criticized for straying away from dr suess’ original work and adding
2:39humor that wasn’t exactly child friendly.
2:44I’m sorry baby I love you.
2:48Come on cat
2:50It’s 2017!Why am I talking about an atrocity from 2003 that is better left forgotten?
2:57For those of you familiar with the weird world we live in and the wonderful memes that come
3:01with it, you may know that there has been a strange fascination with children’s movies
3:05and television shows from the early and late 2000’s .
3:09You see the cat in the hat has recently been included into a genre of memes known as fake
3:13history memes .They are defined by taking a modern day image of people or characters
3:18and adding captions and sometimes a filter to make it appear as though the image is old
3:23and a part of history,but obviously is not really a part of history it’s just reimagined
3:28in a different way with a new picture and people.
3:31Often resulting in a pretty funny and enjoyable product.
3:35The memes have been very popular on reddit, First being created in 2016 and remaining
3:40popular since then.
3:41Now in 2017 The Cat in the hat variation of the meme has become the most popular of all
3:46of them.The meme depicts the cat in the hat with a bat in various scenarios that usually
3:51portray him as an assassin or causer of notable world events.
3:55The cat has even began to be added into memes that don’t fall into the fake history category
4:00but are still pretty damn funny.
4:02The original image of the cat in the hat with a bat comes from the classic scene in the
4:06movie where the cat attempts to kill a child after the child hits him in the balls…And
4:11No, that wasn’t a dumb joke.
4:13That is literally a scene from this PG rated children’s movie.
4:31You know, After seeing that it makes me wonder what ever happened to mike myers?
4:36I haven’t seen him in any movies lately.
4:44So there you have it! the cat in the hat started off as a beloved children’s story and eventually
4:49became a movie that many found boring before it turned into a meme that brings back its
4:55glory! listen it kinda rhymed ok?
4:57I tried…I tried!
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