Fancy Crab

Fancy Crab

Updated May 25, 2012 at 10:52AM EDT by TL10.  

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Fancy Crab is an image macro series featuring a crab wearing a top hat and holding a cane. The images’ text typically states something about politics or something that may be considered fancy, using puns on ocean life.


Fancy Crab’s origin likely traces to[1], in which the first image of Fancy Crab was posted on October 19th, 2011.[2]


Since Fancy Crab’s first appearance on, over 400 images have been posted, and several others have spread to sites like Buzzfeed[3], Uproxx[4], and was even in The Daily Beasts’ Best Internet Memes post[5].

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[1]Quickmeme – Fancy Crab

[2]Quickmeme – First Fancy Crab Submission / 10-19-2011

[3]Buzzfeed – The Best of Fancy Crab / 10-??-2011

[4]Uproxx – Meme Watch: Fancy Crab Is Sticking Up For The 1% / 10-21-11

[5]The Daily Beast – The Week’s Best Internet Memes

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