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In 1955 The Johnny Carson show aired with the host Johhny Carson who would strangely always say ‘’Heeeeeeres Johhny’’ in the intro and who ever watched the show would find The Shining with a line that struck to be one of the most famous memes in internet history.
This could be considered to be one of the first memes ever if not the first, coming out before the Dancing Baby…
In 1980 The Shining was released and became one of the most famous horror movies of all time,
including one of the most famous scenes of all time involving Johnny hacking the bathroom door to try and kill Wendy his wife, and when finishing he puts his head in and yells ’’Here’s Johnny!’’.
The scene can be seen at:
Sometime soon, the video got up to 2,007,706 views being one of the most viewed videos on Youtube, and then it grew larger then life.
Shortly after the release of the video, the scene became even more popular. one famous parody that was released was the Lego version, possibly being the first parody of Here’s Johnny released on Youtube.
Not too soon after, a somewhat creepy version not to long after the Lego version
After many parodies more people began making fun of it and created one
Here’s Johnny has grown sense 2007 and still growing giving The Shining more popularity
The Shining also was very popular in lots of Sparta Remixes
in September 2006 it was discover that The Shining was not the first one to use that kind of filming
it dated back to 1921 with a film called The Phantom Carriage based on a novel
Here’s Johnny is also very popular with a lot of YTPs
and at 1:30 on this video
On Movies and tv
In the Movie Twister in one scene the tornado blows over footage of the Here’s Johnny scene.
it should also be noted that in The Nostalgia Critic’s review of the movie he makes fun of it by appearing without his hat on and saying ’’Here’s TWISTY’’
The most famous parody of Here’s Johhny/ The Shining
would be The Simpsons parody in Treehouse of Horror V skit named The Shinning
“Here’s Johnny!” was parodied by British comedian Lenny Henry in an advertisement for Premier Inn, which caused a certain amount of controversy. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8584109.stm
As of 2011 it has 25,000,000 results on Google.