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Keyboard Cat

Keyboard Cat

Bottom Line: The Internet loves cute animals, this is a proven fact, if you can get a cute animals to do something that only human beings should be doing odds are 3 to 1 that you have a meme on your hands. Keyboard Cat is a brilliant example of just this fact.

Keyboard Cat is an Internet meme. It consists of footage of “Fatso”, a cat (now deceased) owned by Charlie Schmidt of Spokane, Washington, wearing a blue shirt and “playing” an upbeat rhythm on an electronic keyboard, in reality being manipulated like a puppet by Schmidt. The clip, originally posted to YouTube as “Charlie Schmidt’s ‘cool cat’”, has gained popularity by being appended to blooper and other viral videos as if to “play” that person offstage after the mistake or gaffe in a similar manner as getting the hook in the days of vaudeville, usually accompanied with the title Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat or a variant. The first such video was created by Brad O’Farrell, who secured Schmidt’s permission to use the footage. Over four thousand such videos now exist, with a website playhimoffkeyboardcat.com created to collect such videos.

Meme Anatomy: Musical, Animals, WTF

Urban Dictionary

An awesome cat with the ability to play the keyboard. Often put at the end of a video of someone failing at something and getting hurt; with the title “play him/her off, keyboard cat”

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Videos: Keyboard Cat

Pictures: Keyboard Cat

Meme Strength

Video Search Results: 9,020 – 4
Photo Search Results: 82,400 – 4.5
Search Volume: 8,080,000 – 4.5
Blog Search Results: 48,210 – 3.5
News Search Results: 66 – 2.5

Overall [rating:3.8]

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