— Elan (@ARGGENT3) August 30, 2021
Starting on August 30th, the format gained a viral presence on iFunny, with multiple users submitting their versions of the meme, including variants in which the portrait of Mozart was humorously altered. For example, on August 30th, iFunny user SweatShop posted a meme based on Kanye West’s “Runaway” that gained over 1,400 smiles in three days (shown below, left). On August 31st, iFunny user feti posted a version based on Bladee’s “Be Nice to Me” that gained over 980 smiles in two days (shown below, center). A same-day Monogatari meme posted by Jombler received over 1,400 smiles in the same period (shown below, right).
Beatles If They Were a Good Band
On October 26th, 2021, Twitter user @switch1e_swoof posted a version of the meme based on a sped-up recording of The Beatles” performance of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at The Ed Sullivan Show, captioned “The Beatles if they were a good band” and the video set to a drum-and-bass remix of the song. The post received over 305,000 views, 3,500 retweets and 24,800 likes in three weeks (shown below).
— switch1e (@switch1e_swoof) October 26, 2021
Multiple users replied to the tweet with edits of the video; for example, Twitter user @Chauncey_ssb posted a Ram Ranch edit that gained 80 retweets and 320 likes in one day. On October 27th, Twitter user @LaidBackTeaTime posted an edit set to “Cagayake! GIRLS” from K-On! that gained over 2,400 retweets and 7,700 likes (shown below).
— Hime ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ (@LaidBackTeaTime) October 27, 2021