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Pakda Gya / Guy Holding Monkey

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Pakda Gya! also known as Guy Holding Monkey is an exploitable meme template popularized in India. The meme is used to represent people who have been "caught" doing something perceived to be worthy of shame or derision. The image originated from a copypasta prank on Facebook before it gained prominence as a meme template on Twitter.


The photo of a man holding up a monkey first began making rounds in February 2021 as part of a Fillipino copypasta bait-and-switch prank trend. The photo was posted with a caption that translates to "A monkey was caught in the city of Surigao after repeatedly pressing … See More," with the joke being that a person who presses the "see more" button with no result is a monkey.

The earliest known notable post making this joke was on February 8th, 2021 on the Facebook[1] page Surigao Islands, gathering over 300 likes and 2,800 shares (seen below). The joke was reposted for consecutive years in several languages.[2]

S Surigao Islands 8 February 2021. Isang unggoy ang nahuli sa Lungsod ng Surigao matapos paulit ulit na pindutin ang More A monkey was caught in Surigao City after repeatedly pressing the... See More * Hide Original Rate this translation 311 099 777 88881 See 116 comments 2.8K shares

The earliest known use of the image as a meme template is a March 7th, 2023 post by Twitter[3] user @firki07, in a post that gathered over 4,000 likes (seen below).

@iamfirki Is idli se milo yeh India me rehta hai aur isko hindi nahi aati 8888 Wee Toda toda hinthi aata sir 16


On March 20th, 2023, Twitter[4] user @DenissForReal posted a tweet about the Patna Junction incident, gathering over 300 likes in over a week (seen below, left). Also on March 20th, Twitter[5] user @illogical_7 posted a similar meme, gathering over 1,600 likes in over a week (seen below, right).

Dennis @DenissForReal पटना जंक्शन Translate Tweet 09977778888 IN MAY पटना जंक्शन पर अश्लील विडियो चलाते पकड़ा गया। 8:10AM Mar 20, 2023.90K Views @DenissForReal Laplace @illogical_7 पटना स्टेशन का दृश्य 09977778888 पकड़ा गया दिन में 4थी बारी प्लेटफॉर्म टिकट ले रहा था 10:14 AM. Mar 20, 202367K Views 284 Retweets 3 Quotes 1,659 Likes 10 Bookmarks :

On March 20th, Twitter[6] user @lazyy_girll posted a meme about being caught eating milk powder in the kitchen, gathering over 300 likes in over a week (seen below, left). On March 20th, 2023, Twitter[7] user @Amanprabhat9 posted a tweet using the meme to make a joke about Civil Service aspirants who watch motivational videos instead of studying. The post gathered over 1,180 likes in a week (seen below, right).

Aalsi ladki @lazyy_girll 099 777 8888 Kitchen me milk powder khaate hue pakda gaya 2:37 AM Mar 20, 2023 11K Views 117 Retweets 1 Quote 368 Likes 1 Bookmark @lazyy_girll : Aman_Chain @Amanprabhat9 Mask Man Facilities kya milti Pakda gya sala khud ko UPSC aspirant bolke 099 777 8888 231 Retweets 3 Quotes din bhar IAS grand entry video dekhta hai 1:03 AM Mar 22, 2023 29.3K Views amanprabhat9 1,180 Likes 20 Bookmarks :

Various Examples

Wellu @Wellutwt IPL Meme* 099 777 8888 SIPL paytn pakda gya!! Ambani k Ghar jate 3:07 AM Mar 26, 2023 119.6K Views Happilo QATAR AIRWAYS @Wellutwt 350 Retweets 12 Quotes 2,194 Likes 10 Bookmarks : रचित M @rachitim Kuch bhi Translate Tweet Vice bude rot PAK ISFOR *Aakash Chopra @rachitim Cover Drive Ke Releated 0:122,205 views Bhi Bolte Hue Pakda Gaya 2:31 AM Mar 25, 2023 5,284 Views 79 Retweets 2 Quotes 159 Likes 3 Bookmarks :
Pintu @Pintuu Summer meme 099 777 8888 Paani pee kar khali bottle fridge mein rkhte hue pakda gaya.. 2:58 AM Mar 25, 2023 2,470 Views : pinkman @hanma7890 099777788881 5 पकड़ा गया हिंदू होकर Zubair ko फंडिंग देते हुए 6:44 AM · Mar 27, 2023. 9,625 Views :

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External References

[1] Facebook – Surigao Islands

[2] Facebook – The Sarcastic Indian

[3] Twitter – firki07

[4]  Twitter – DenissForReal

[5] Twitter – illogical_7

[6] Twitter – lazyy_girll

[7] Twitter – Amanprabhat9

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