How Animals Eat Their Food

How Animals Eat Their Food

Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 05:13PM EDT by amanda b..

Added Apr 23, 2013 at 02:16PM EDT by amanda b..

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How Animals Eat Their Food is a series of short comedy skits in which the actors humorously depict how different species of animals would feed at a dining table.


On April 8th, 2013, YouTuber MisterEpicMann[1] uploaded a video showing two men seated at a table sharing a meal, with one of them performing an interpretive dance to show how different species of animals eat while the other sits quietly, unaffected. In just four days, the video reached 7 million views.[12] Within the first two weeks, the video accrued nearly 47.5 million views on YouTube and 3.5 million shares on Facebook.[2]


The day after it was uploaded, MisterEpicMann’s video was shared on the /r/videos subreddit[3], where it earned 1,941 upvotes and 1,083 points overall. Also on April 9th, the video was featured on College Humor[4], Tastefully Offensive[5], Pleated Jeans[6], Laughing Squid[7], eBaum’s World[8] and the Huffington Post.[9] On April 11th, YouTuber Art The Bird[10] uploaded the first parody video (shown below, left) featuring re-enactments of how cats, sharks and elephants would eat food at a table, which accrued more than 1.4 million views in 12 days. On April 12th, German comedy troupe Onkel Bernis Welt[11] uploaded another parody video, using Grumpy Cat, an eagle and a sloth as examples. Within 11 days, this video has been watched more than 2.7 million times.

As more parodies began to pop up on YouTube throughout April, a number of them were featured on Laughing Squid[13], CollegeHumor[14], Dorkly[15] and the Huffington Post.[16] On April 22nd, Crave Online[17] compiled a list of 8 of the best parody videos.

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