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“Badger Badger Badger” is a Flash animation created by Jonti Picking in 2003. It consists of images of dancing Badgers over an electronic song while a voice repeats the word “badger”, breaking off to say “mushroom” at the approprite moment.
After about three loops of badgers and mushrooms a mini-chorus about a snake plays as an animated snakes crawls across a desert, and the animation loops once again. On the original site the cartoon loops indefinitely, but many YouTube videos (including Picking’s version) only last 30 seconds to a couple of minutes.
Because of its popularity the cartoon brought Picking to the attention of MTV Europe who produced a new flash series by Picking, “Weebl and Bob”. Its website Weebl’s Stuff would go on to win an People’s Choice award.
Badger Badger Badger was listed as one of the “top five internet fads of all time” by PC World.
A Christmas version, also by Jonti Picking:
Because of it’s popularity, Badger Badger Badger has spawned many remakes and parodies, one of the most well-known being the Bananaphone version:
Other remakes include the ones below:
Real people doing the badger dance: