Take A Closer Look At That Snout

Take A Closer Look At That Snout

Updated Jan 09, 2018 at 05:14AM EST by Y F.

Added Jan 11, 2015 at 12:17PM EST by Jill.

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"Take A Closer Look At That Snout" is a memorable quote uttered by the narrator of television nature show over footage of an elephant shrew. On YouTube, various edited versions of the video have been uploaded, typically featuring humorous noises dubbed over the elephant shrew opening its mouth.


On April 27th, 2010, YouTuber LiLAH4 uploaded a clip from a nature show featuring an elephant shrew in which the narrator can be heard saying "Take a closer look at that snout!" (shown below). In five years, the video gained over 297,000 views and 200 comments.


On April 24th, 2014, Redditor HighFromCost submitted the video to the /r/youtubehaiku[6] subreddit. On May 12th, YouTuber ZippAgain uploaded an edited version of the clip in which a Godzilla roar sound effect is played while a blue laser beam shoots out from the elephant shrew's mouth (shown below, left). On December 17th, YouTuber TheRider uploaded a variation in which the narrator says ''Take a closer look at that meme'' with a loud yell edited over the elephant shrew (shown below, right).

On December 31st, Tumblr[5] user Trained-Chimpanzee posted an edited version of the clip with the song "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" from Neon Genesis Evangelion, garnering upwards of 145,000 notes in the next two weeks (shown below).

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