From Encyclopedia Dramatica
The Hampster Dance or Hampsterdance is one of the oldest internets memes in existence. It was originally a lame Geocities page with rows of animated GIFs of hamsters and rabbits dancing to a sped-up version of "Whistle Stop" by Roger Miller that OMG made him sound like a hamster LOLOL!!111! Also, yes, "hampster" is misspelled, but that's what was in the original site's address so get over it.
It was created by a lesbian art student from Canada as a deliberate attempt to create the worlds most annoying internets meme. But the world took its revenge out on this whore as she didn't own the music used for her animation and neglected to trademark "hampster dance" and so had to register www.hampsterdance2.com instead. She also had to pay royalties to Disney for stealing their lame music.
The success of the Hampster Dance lead to every faggot with a mouse and a copy of Frontpage Express to create their own version of the Hampster Dance and at it's peak it is estimated that there were over 9,000 of them. As a result, there was invariably almost always one for everything and if there wasn't, it was only a matter of time. Seeing as most of these were on free geocities and AngelFire accounts most of them have thankfully disappeared off the edge of the Internet. But still some linger on forgotten and collecting dust in the darkest corners of the interwebs.
- The Lion King Dance
- The (wtf) Pez Dance
- The Cool Dance
- The Pig Dance
- The Pikachu Dance
- The Matchstick Dance
- The Vampire Dance
- The Jesus Dance
Music Chart Hit
In the United States of Australia this meme was so enormously popular that it spawned a series of hit songs on the music charts and stayed there for eleventy-zillion years, pissing off all who heard it more than once.
There was also an even lamer hit single in the United Kingdom that brought joy and laughter to 13 year old boys at least 100 years ago. Spare a thought for the poor rodent that was abused in the video below.
Fact of the Day
Old Media related hamster drama.
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