#DogBands

#DogBands

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Updated Sep 09, 2014 at 02:47PM EDT by Brad.

Added Sep 04, 2014 at 12:59PM EDT by Molly Horan.

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#DogBands is a Twitter hashtag which gained popularity after it was introduced by the Comedy Central show @midnight. Twitter users add the hashtag to the game of a popular band name which they have altered to included a dog breed or dog related term.

Origin

On August 26th, 2014, which is also National Dog Day, the official Twitter account[1] for @Midnight introduced the hashtag #DogBands, just before the episode which featured the hashtag in their recurring segments “Hashtag Wars” aired.



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On August 27th, 2014, CollegeHumor[3] published a post titled “Combine Dogs, Music and Puns and You Get #DogBands” which featured some of the funniest uses of the hashtag on Twitter. The hashtag was covered by several sites the same day including In Touch Weekly[4] and TheQuickLaugh.[5] Within a week the hashtag[2] was tweeted out over 42,000 times.

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