Skull Trumpet / Doot Doot

Skull Trumpet / Doot Doot

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Skull Trumpet, also known as "Doot Doot", is an animated sprite image of a skull-faced character playing the trumpet. Due to its poor, outdated quality of graphics, the image has spawned a variety of remixes and parodies in both video and GIF formats on media-sharing YouTube and Tumblr.


According to various accounts, the "Skull Trumpet" sprite was first introduced through 3D Movie Maker, a computer graphics software program developed and released by Microsoft's "Microsoft Kids" subsidiary in 1995, and spread through various websites around the same time as when the Dancing Baby animation became popular. However, online interest in the sprite image reached its peak more than a decade later after it was uploaded by YouTuber Piepuppy89 in early 2011 (shown below), though it has since been removed after the account was deactivated in August of 2012.


On February 15th, 2011, illustrator Wolf Puppy tweeted a link to the original YouTube upload:

Throughout 2011, the video was shared on a number of websites and forum communities, including the gaming forum PlayStuff[4], the Something Awful spinoff site BYOB XP[5], the Call of Duty board on GameFAQs[6] and Steam's forum community.[7] Additionally, a Facebook fan page[2] dedicated to Skull Trumpet was created on March 8th, 2011 and that November, video remixes began appearing on YouTube.

In December 2011, the first single topic blog dedicated to Skull Trumpet was created on Tumblr.[8] On July 11th, 2012, the Tumblr blog Skull-Trumpet[10] was launched with a back up archive of all the videos from Piepuppy89's YouTube channel. Although PiePuppy89's YouTube account was closed during the first week of August of 2012[11], a handful of YouTubers uploaded mirrors of the original videos that were hosted on the channel prior to its deactivation, while Tumblr bloggers began sharing fan art and videos under the "#Skull Trumpet" tag.[1]

Doot Doot

"Doot Doot" is the onomatopoeia for the sound of the trumpet played at the end of the original "Skull Trumpet" video.
According to Urban Dictionary[15], the term initially gained traction on Tumblr[19] as a subtle reference to the "Skull Trumpet" meme, with its earliest known iteration dating back to a fan art post submitted by Tumblr user Preo*Prix[21] on May 11th, 2014. From there, the onomatopoeia quickly grew into a popular synonym for "Skull Trumpet" across other media-sharing platforms, including YouTube, 4chan and Reddit.

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On July 5th, 2014, Redditor RobosapienLXIV created the subreddit /r/ledootgeneration[13], as a parody of another popular subreddit community /r/LeWrongGeneration, which quickly became an unofficial hub for the fans of the "Skull Trumpet" image macros and photoshopped parodies. On October 31st, Gawker[14] ran an article titled "In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme" spotlighting the longevity of its lifespan since its beginning in 2011.

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