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Pop It, Don’t Drop It is a fan-made taunt gesture which can performed by the Medic character in the first-person shooter video game Team Fortress 2 (TF2).
On July 27th, 2013, YouTuber anangrysockpuppet uploaded a video titled “Team Service Announcement: ‘Pop it, Don’t Drop it’” in which the Medic is shown giving the middle finger and dancing to “Dream a Dream” by Captain Jack after evading the enemy’s ambush by using the ÜberCharge (shown below). In the first three weeks, the video gained over 200,000 views and 1,300 comments.
On the following day, Steam Forums user Beanos posted anangrysockpuppet’s video to the Team Fortress 2 sub forum. Shortly after, Redditor Krunkidile submitted the video to the /r/tf2 subreddit, where it received more than 1,700 up votes and 100 comments in the next 15 days. Also on July 28th, 2013, two shirts with the phrase “Pop it Don’t Drop it” printed on the front were added to online retailer District Lines (shown below).
On July 29th, YouTuber crazyhalo uploaded footage of a custom taunt modeled after the “Pop it, Don’t Drop it” video (shown below, left), which linked to the animation file at the mod site TF2 Banana. On the same day, Redditor Porkwich submitted the mod video to the /r/tf2 subreddit, where it accumulated upwards of 970 up votes and 110 comments in the following two weeks. On July 30th, crazyhalo uploaded a second video demonstrating the custom taunt (shown below, right).