Ice Cream and Cake

Ice Cream and Cake

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Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 06:19PM EDT by Brad.

Added Sep 27, 2009 at 03:38PM EDT by I really want Ko.

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Ice Cream and Cake is a song that is heavily themed around the popular dessert dishes written and performed by The Buckwheat Boyz, the Internet musical group best known for their 2002 flash animation Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Marked by the group’s signature use of repetition and cowbell beats, the song inspired dozens of parodies and tribute videos on YouTube.

Origin

The earliest YouTube video created for the song features a clip art slideshow corresponding with the song’s lyrics and was uploaded by YouTuber Sameer Zelaya[1] on August 19th, 2006. As of July 2014, the video has gained over 5.4 million views.



Spread

In 2009, the song “Ice Cream and Cake” was featured in a television commercial for Baskin Robbins ice cream store. The commercial was first uploaded to YouTube by YouTuber William Nolasco[2] on July 24th, 2009. Within five years the video gained over 390,000 views.



Notable Examples

Many tribute video feature flash animation or other minimally animated illustrations, or feature people doing a basic dance similar to the one used to accompany “Peanut Butter Jelly Time.”



Search Interest

Search interest for “Ice Cream and Cake” peaked around the time the Baskin Robins commercial was released.



External References

[1]YouTube – Sameer Zelaya

[2]YouTube – William Nolasco

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