The original Butterdog from the viral video of a golden retriever with butter on their head.


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Butterdog, also spelled as Butter Dog, is a nickname given to a dog in a viral video in which it holds an individual packet of butter on its head and thrashes a red toy while the man recording says, "Dog with the butter on him, dog with the butter." Originating from a video posted on iFunny in late September 2020, it received viral spread through reposts on TikTok and other platforms, eventually becoming a subject of wholesome ironic memes in the following weeks. The video is narrated in a similar fashion to the Salami Lid.


On September 23rd, 2020, iFunny[1] user coal posted a short video of his dog holding an individual packet of butter on its head and then thrashing an unidentified red-and-green object resembling a dog toy. The video received over 2,900 smiles in one month (shown below).


On October 23rd, 2020, Twitter[2] user RinCDot tweeted a fan art depiction of Butterdog, receiving over 50 likes and 16 retweets in one week (seen below, left). The next day, Twitter[3] user some_ape then shared their artwork depicting Butterdog, receiving over 105 likes and 13 retweets in six days (seen below, right).

On October 25th, the Instagram[4] account cloutwhore.mp4 reposted the original clip to their feed, accumulating over 5,100 views in five days. On October 27th, the Instagram[5] account posted another video of a different dog reenacting the original, accumulating over 500 views in three days (shown below).

On October 29th, Twitter[6] user ArtistNcs tweeted a video of Butterdog remixing the original audio with their art, receiving over 11,600 likes and 2,700 retweets in 25 hours (seen below).

On October 29th, YouTuber[7] Lessons in Meme Culture uploaded a video explaining the meme to their channel, receiving over 107,000 views, 9,400 likes and 800 comments in 24 hours (shown below, left). That same day, YouTuber[8] 10HoursMovies uploaded a 10-hour version of the original video to their channel, receiving over 51,000 views, 6,000 likes and 850 comments in 24 hours (shown below, right).

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[1] iFunny – coal

[2] Twitter – RinCDot

[3] Twitter – some_ape

[4] Instagram – cloutwhore.mp4

[5] Instagram –

[6] Twitter – ArtistNcs

[7] YouTube – Lessons in Meme Culture

[8] YouTube – 10HoursMovies

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