Phrase from Banjo Kazooie which was repeated by hololive vtuber inugami korone and turned into meme

Eekum Bokum

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Updated Mar 23, 2021 at 08:37PM EDT by Twist.

Added Sep 14, 2020 at 12:43PM EDT by Adam.

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Eekum Bokum is a phrase associated with Banjo-Kazooie character Mumbo Jumbo, as it plays when the player picks up a Mumbo token. In 2020, the phrase became a popular meme thanks to a Let's Play stream of the game by Hololive Vtuber Inugame Korone, during which, she seemed amused by the phrase and repeated it throughout the stream. This led to a series of fan animations and memes of Korone saying "Eekum Bookum."

Origin

"Eekum Bokum" is stated when a character picks up a Mumbo token in the 1998 video game Banjo-Kazooie.[1] On August 25th, 2020, Hololive Vtuber Inugame Korone played the game during a live-stream and was amused by the sound clip, repeating it whenever it played during the game[2] (compilation clip shown below).



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On August 28th, 2020, YouTuber 2ManySnacks posted an animation in which Korone and the Mumbo coin repeated "Eekum Bokum." The video gained over 3 million views in a little over two weeks (shown below).



This led to a multitude of parody edits featuring various characters saying the line. For example, YouTuber BENBROS Jr. posted a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure parody which gained over 65,000 views in just over 12 hours (shown below, left). User Weeb Grievous posted a Hello There edit that gained over 133,000 views (shown below, right).



The video also led to a surge in parody image macros in the Hololive fandom. For example, /r/hololive member Mstwanted13[3] posted a Money Printer Go Brr edit of the moment, gaining over 4,800 points (shown below, left). User JRafaelRA[4] posted a Drakeposting parody with the phrase, gaining over 2,800 points (shown below, right).


ANTIS NO00000 YOU CAN'T STREAM EEKUM BOKUM. BANJO KAZOOIE IT'S COPYRIGHT TO RAREWARE REEEEEEEEEEEEЕЕЕЕЕЕЕЕEЕЕЕ RARE EEKUM BOKUM. To be, or not to be EEKUM BOKUM! טש

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