Therapy Frog

Therapy Frog

Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 02:13AM EST by Brad.

Added Apr 13, 2012 at 07:02PM EDT by Eli.

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Therapy Frog/Fascinated Frog is an advice animal meme featuring a whited lipped tree frog (?) sitting at an ominously-lit desk.


On October 27, 2011, user 000133 on Chinese Forum published a string of photos[1]. One of which was 7efcbd21jw1dmdtejgzlnj.jpg, a photo of a frog clasping their hands on a desk in a dim room.

Exactly two months later, on December 27, Robert Anderson posted the same image on his Google Plus [2]. The image, gp112.png, now had advice animal text. As of April 13, 2012, this image has +1’d by 180 people and reshared by 166 people.


The next day, the picture had been spread and posted on[3],[4], and other sites. Tumblr user nyarlathothep added a second frame to the image. His post was reblogged 61 times.

On April 13, 2012, Oafah uploaded the image to Quickmeme[5] as an Advice Animal dubbed “Fascinated Frog.” In these memes, the frog talks sarcastically, though it is subtle and you cannot quite tell if he is really interested or just a jerk. The first line revolves around the frog rephrasing a question and the second line featuring a snarky phrase, like “Oh, do go on,” “How interesting,” or “Intriguing…” On April 13 and 14, the image popped up in Quickmeme’s top ten and the the first Fascinated Frog was featured.

External Resources

[1] – The Original Post / Posted on 10-27-2011

[2]Google Plus – Robert Anderson’s Google Plus / Posted on 12-27-2011

[3] – Post on IWasteSoMuchTime / Posted on 12-28-2011

[4]The Meta Picture – Post on The Meta Picture / Posted on 12-28-2011

[5]Quickmeme – Fascinated Frog / Posted on 4-13-2012

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