OK So Basically I'm Monky
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OK So Basically I'm Monky refers to a nonsensical catchphrase paired with images of King Kong from the film Kong: Skull Island which gained some popularity after a video using the phrase was posted in a PewDiePie video.
The origin of the meme appears to be a parody of a demotivational poster showing King Kong from Kong: Skull Island with the caption "OK So Basically I'm Monky (shown below). However it is unclear when or where it was first posted, though it was likely posted mid-August 2018.
The first known posts referencing the phrase are a post on YouTube dated August 19th (shown below) and a 4chan comment also dated August 19th.
In the following weeks, the joke began seeing more spread, particularly on the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit. For example, on August 25th, 2018, the image macro version of the meme was posted there, gaining 296 points. On YouTube, user Caeseyy posted a deep fried video of the meme on August 26th (shown below, left). This video was featured in a PewDiePie video on September 2nd, 2018, bringing the meme its widest audience yet.
Meanwhile, the caption was paired with other images of monkeys. For example, a version of the meme using Winston from Overwatch gained 40 points in /r/overwatch_memes (shown below, left). Another version using a different picture of a monkey appeared on Amino Apps on August 31st (shown below, right).
 4chan – Basically Monky
 Reddit – /r/okbuddyretard
Sep 11, 2018 at 05:20PM EDT
Sep 11, 2018 at 04:13PM EDT
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