The other day, I was casually browsing around the internet when I came across a video that I felt compelled to watch for some reason. I’m still not quite sure why, and I still don’t really know what to make of this video:
Those of you who grew up with a Playstation (or had a friend who had one) probably recognize that character as a crudely animated version of Crash Bandicoot. He’s known for yelling “WHOA!” when he is killed in the game.
Today, I was scrolling through Reddit when I came across a few more examples of these Crash Bandicoot videos, so I did a little digging around at KnowYourMeme.com. Turns out, it started with a video game streamer who goes by the name of Oney, who likes to say “whoa” every time he jumps with Crash in the game. He eventually posted this video on Twitter:
— Chris O’Neill (@OneyNG) July 7, 2017
A day later, this showed up on YouTube:
That was uploaded by Joe Kuhr Animation, and later, a green-screen version was uploaded:
And that was all the internet needed to really get this meme rolling. In the last few weeks, a number of music videos have been uploaded, overdubbed with Oney’s “Woah!” sound effects. You saw Woahemian Rhapsody above, check out what else is out there:
The internet never ceases to amaze me.