The strange stories behind our most famous gifs
July 3, 2014 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Okay, so you've watched a lot of funny or strange animated gifs. But do you know what's behind the gifs?
posted by MartinWisse (17 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
i think about this one multiple times a week - story behind the raccoon rolling down the hallway.
posted by nadawi at 11:45 AM on July 3, 2014 [5 favorites]

These are brilliant. Thanks for posting.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:58 AM on July 3, 2014

pulsing electrons
posted by symbioid at 12:12 PM on July 3, 2014

I was kind of hoping that it would be actual explanations like, "This is a clip from the show BLARGLENARGLE, where the main character had just learned that his girlfriend is a panda," because most of the time I just have no idea wtf is going on in gifs. I was initially disappointed, but then these turned out to be hilarious, so that's okay.
posted by Scattercat at 12:30 PM on July 3, 2014 [4 favorites]

The flying elephant one is my favorite so far, mainly because the lead-in comic is genuinely funny in its own right and not just a straightforward set-up.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:31 PM on July 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

Noob the Loser is kind of brilliant. The turtle one is probably their best known one (and spawned this cartoon-only sequel), but for some reason this one is still my fave.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:09 PM on July 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

Halloween Jack: There's a BtG sequel as well.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 1:12 PM on July 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

The Kitten Prom is about as perfect a setup and punchline as I have ever seen.
posted by maxsparber at 1:40 PM on July 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

I like the simple ones, although heavy cheese is pretty great. Make sure to click on the "top" tab of the subreddit, as the default view only gives you recent posts.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:43 PM on July 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

Jesus, is Revenge Of The Melons girl even alive after that?
posted by mediocre at 1:47 PM on July 3, 2014

posted by Rhomboid at 1:55 PM on July 3, 2014

These are fantastic. Noob the Loser is UTTERLY brilliant. No kind of about it!
posted by Philby at 6:00 PM on July 3, 2014

Oh, the cheetos. Still laughing, and crying. whut.
posted by allthinky at 6:52 PM on July 3, 2014

Man, these just get better and better and better. Much uproarious guffawing was heard around the house just now!! I love the depth that NtL goes into. It is just WONDERFUL.
posted by Philby at 7:08 PM on July 3, 2014

Some of them are gold. Some them are unexpectedly disturbing.
posted by Gordafarin at 1:36 AM on July 4, 2014

Does anyone remember the animated LiveJournal icon which shows an endless stream of little girls coming down a waterslide, each of their faces replaced by one huge mouth? That was proper uncanny-valley nightmare fuel.
posted by acb at 2:40 AM on July 4, 2014

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