Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Some people find it hilarious, and some people absolutely find it cringe-inducing. That’s why we're going to get to the bottom of why this nonsense clip is so popular.

You’ve probably seen this video spread all around your Facebook newsfeed lately. Some of your friends have taken their time to “recreate” the clip via “challenges”. The random clip became viral for no reason. Some people found it oddly catchy and slightly hilarious for its sheer randomness. It’s also understood that most people will share whatever is trending even though the meme is not that great (or funny). As long as everyone’s enjoying, then you must enjoy it also!

The song has a catchy rhythm, it has a silly dance that can be easily copied. It’s very weird, it’s very random, doesn’t make sense, but still very wildly popular.

So here’s the deal. PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) is the title of the infectiously addictive song and dance created by Japanese “singer-songwriterPiko-Taro.

Reddit users describe him as a real life version of the character Borsalino from the anime series One Piece. But Piko-Taro is actually a character created by the Japanese comedian DJ Kosaka Daimaou. He first introduced the character in stand-up performances in 2015. It was so popular everywhere he go, so he developed the character even further.

This is him out of character.


After this guy uploaded a clip of him playing his character Piko-Taro doing the silly PPAP song/dance, he didn’t know that it would become really popular. Japanese teens filmed themselves lip-syncing to the song, and some have even touted it as the next Gangnam Style.

The 43-year old stand-up performer says the song doesn’t really mean anything. He only did it because it sounded funny. And now many people are doing various spoofs and remixes and “challenges”.

If people will keep on talking about PPAP, it will eventually be named the Meme of the Month of September.

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