Over the Hedge
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Over the Hedge is a syndicated comic strip and computer-animated film about several animals coming to terms with the encroaching development of suburbia on their woodland home.
Created, written, and drawn by Michael Fry and T. Lewis, Over the Hedge debuted as a comic strip debuted in June 1995.
On May 19th, 2006, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures released a computer-animated film adaptation, which starred Bruce Willis, Garry Handling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, and Nick Nolte.
The film adaption received a 75% fresh rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $336 million worldwide.
Online, Over the Hedge has been the inspiration for various fan communities, including an Over the Hedge wiki, a TV Tropes entry, and a FanFiction group.
In December 2016, several Redditors began posting Over the Hedge memes on the /r/dankmemes subreddit. On December 24th, Redditor Corsacain posted a variation of the Drakeposting meme, which received more than 450 points (96% upvoted) within four months.
That month, numerous users on the subreddit /r/MemeEconomy made threads discussing the rise of Over the Hedge memes.
Steve The Aurora
In July 2016, the Facebook group Albert Aurora Chasers, a collection of Canadians who share photographs and information about aurora borealis, discovered an unusual strip of light too far south to be part of the northern lights.
Because little was known about the phenomenon, one of the Alberta Aurora Chaser members, Chris Ratzlaff named the light "Steve," after a scene from the film Over the Hedge. In the scene (shown below), the sudden appearance of a towering shrub causes the animals to name the identified object. They name it "Steve."
Ratzlaff said, "It's a completely meaningless name, which is really useful for things that aren't understood."
Online, people took to the name, prompting jokes and praise on Twitter.
On April 23rd, Redditor cyanocittaetprocyon posted the thread "Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve" to the /r/NotTheOnion subreddit. The post received more than 5,200 points (94% upvoted) and 150 comments in the first three days. Another post about Steve on the /r/AskScience subreddit received more than 3,300 points (91% upvoted) within 24 hours of posting.
Several media outlets covered Steve, including The New York Times, Inverse, CBC, USA Today, and more. On April 25th, 2017, Twitter published a Moment to document the discovery.
 Wikipedia – Over the Hedge
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 Box Office Mojo – Over the Hedge
 The New York Times – That Ghostly, Glowing Light Above Canada? It’s Just Steve
 Inverse – Citizen Scientists and ESA Swarm Discover a New Aurora: Steve
 CBC – Meet Steve, the curious ribbon of purplish light discovered in Alberta skies
 USA Today – Strange sky spectacle: An aurora named 'Steve'
 Facebook – Alberta Aurora Chasers
 Twitter – Aurora chasers named a new phenomenon 'Steve'
 Reddit – Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve
 Reddit – A bluish aurora-like streak informally called "Steeve" has been recurrently spotted int the night sky of the Canadian prairies – what might it be, and how could this phenomenon be investigated?
 FanFiction – Over the Hedge FanFictiohttp://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/OverTheHedgen
 Wikia – Over the Hedge
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 Reddit – OVER THE HEDGE MEMES ARE RAPIDLY GROWING! BUY NOW!
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 Reddit – Over the Hedge memes: The next big thing?
 Reddit – and on the sixth day, god created over the hedge memes
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