Piccolo vs. Spaghetti

Piccolo vs. Spaghetti

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Piccolo vs. Spaghetti refers to a photograph of toy Dragon Ball character Piccolo stopping a stack of spaghetti from hitting toy character Gohan. The photograph is a humorous reference to a memorable scene from the Dragon Ball manga and anime and has been used as an object labeling meme.


On June 18th, 2019, Japanese photographer Tatsuya Tanaka posted a photograph of toy Dragon Ball character Piccolo stopping a stack of spaghetti from hitting character Gohan behind his back (shown below, left).[1] The photograph references a memorable scene from Dragon Ball manga and anime series in which Piccolo saves Gohan from a powerful attack at the cost of his own life (shown below, right).[2]

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On July 5th, 2019, Redditor phaaze123 posted the first known meme based on the image to /r/memes subreddit where it gained over 2,700 upvotes in one (shown below, left).[3] On the same day, Redditor chill1208 reposted the image to /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial, receiving over 3,400 upvotes.[4] Also on July 5th, Redditor xenos5282 posted another meme based on the templates to /r/MemeEconomy, receiving over 43,700 upvotes in one month (shown below, right).[5]

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In the following weeks, the format received significant spread on Reddit, with notable examples posted in /r/dank_meme,[6] /r/animemes [7] and other subreddits.

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