In the year 2018, the bongo cat, a very cute meme of a cat playing songs using a bongo. How did this viral meme come about? What is your origin? What has the internet created using the cat playing the bongo and other instruments? In this article, we are going to see everything about Bongo Cat and also about keyboard cat!
It all started on May 7, 2018 when twitter user @ditzyflama responded to a gif of a cat hitting a table by user @strayrogue. @ditzyflama took this gif, edited it and put bongos accompanied by the famous “Athletic” soundtrack from Super Mario Bros World. In a short time the tweet gained more than 3800 retweets and 7000 likes.
Soon after the video was uploaded to YouTube and generated thousands of views, different versions of Bongo Cat were created with several other songs and instruments. Even pages dedicated to Bongo Cat were created on Facebook and social networks.
Bongo Cat Original Video:
Bongo Cat vs Keyboard Cat
Some people make a strong connection of bongo cat with another meme called keyboard cat which consists of a famous video of a cat playing the piano that appeared around 1980. It is quite likely that the video of the cat playing the piano was strongly inspired by the creation of the GIF or the memes of the cat playing Bongo.
The original cat named Fatso passed away in 1987, and after many years the original breeder got another cat named Bento to do commercials in 2010. Some claim that the GIF may have been a tribute to the cat Bento, who unfortunately passed away March 17, 2018 with 9 years old.
Even though there is no connection between the Bongo Cat and Keyboard Cat memes, it is undeniable that their similarities also explain the current virality of Bongo Cat on the internet. Apparently people love cats playing instruments. I always knew cats rule the world!
Bongo Cat Videos
When writing this article I thought I would find cats playing real bongos. I believe that anyone who has a cat and a bong has played around with having the cat tap its paws on the bong. But unfortunately the internet is so infested with animations of cats playing bongos that I can't find any real videos.
The best thing about this meme is that he managed to gather several other memes and songs that stood out in recent times. We can see several videos of bongo cat with music from games, anime, memes and classics. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons the meme spread so quickly.
I hope you enjoyed this little article talking about cats that play instruments. We appreciate the comments and shares, to finish we will leave a compilation of videos of cats playing bongos below: