King Kong demotivational poster OK SO BASICALLY I'm monky

OK So Basically I'm Monky

Updated Aug 18, 2021 at 01:25PM EDT by Keira.

Added Sep 11, 2018 at 04:06PM EDT by Adam.

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

About

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.

Origin

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.


OK SO BASICALLY I'm monky

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.[1]



Spread

In the following weeks, the joke began seeing more spread, particularly on the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit. For example, on August 25th, 2018,[2] 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).


OK SO BASICALLY I'm monky OKSO BASICALLY IMMONKY

Various Examples




OK SO BASICALLY I'm monky OK SO BASICALLY im monky OK SO BASICALLY I'm monky OK SO BASICALLY OKSOBASICAL OK SO BASICALLY 'm monky IM MONKY IMA MOKEY im monkv im monkay

Search Interest

External References

[1] 4chan – Basically Monky

[2] Reddit – /r/okbuddyretard

Recent Videos 55 total

Recent Images 13 total


Top Comments


+ Add a Comment

Comments (16)


Display Comments

Add a Comment


Word Up! You must login or signup first!