Crazy Frog Updates, an unofficial fansite, sent Twitter into a spiral after posting the Crazy Frog’s death in a wild flashback to the mid-2000s.
The Crazy Frog, also known as The Annoying Thing, was a distinctive sound that could be heard in schoolyards worldwide. It was then transformed into an incredibly distinctive CGI character, spawning a number one single that trotted around the globe in a bizarre twist of events no one could have predicted.
Now, 13 years after the one-hit wonder and one of the original memes that caught the internet’s attention, the Crazy Frog has been brought back into the collective consciousness by a Twitter thread that has gone astronomically viral.
“Crazy Frog has died,” reads the tweet from the “Crazy Frog Updates” fan page. Listed as “Not affiliated with Crazy Frog” in the page’s bio.
Crazy Frog has died.
— Crazy Frog Updates (@CrazyFrogInfo) April 16, 2022
After the initial shock announcement, the account continued, “Will follow up with updates if/when I get confirmation.”
Eventually, the thread caught the attention of the official Crazy Frog page and ended with “Good News:” followed by a retweet from the verified Crazy Frog saying “I don’t think so”.
In a whirlwind of emotions for fans and critics of the divisive character, thousands of people have taken to Reddit and Twitter to express joy and sadness at the news. With “Silence… sweet prince‘ is the farewell of many to the bug-eyed creation.
To make the news of the death as official as possible, the Crazy Frog wiki was immediately bombarded with changes listing the CGI character’s date of death as April 17th.
— Anthony Ye𓀐𓂺𓂩 (@xan_thony) April 17, 2022
Fans looking for a reason for this post to go viral were quick to point out that this isn’t the first time the Crazy Frog updates have claimed the character has died. “It’s ok guys, he’s done it before”
Considering the 3.3 billion views of The Frog’s original video and the indelible mark it left on early internet culture, the cold reaction was downright hilarious.
When a tweet came in very detailed to rewrite a prayer for modern times: “Give us this day our daily thing; and forgive us our dongs as we forgive those who are ding ding against us; Don’t lead us to bam bam, but set us free from bong bong. Amen.”
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