grape being peeled and the caption "they did surgery on a grape"

They Did Surgery On a Grape

Updated Feb 02, 2022 at 12:43PM EST by Zach.

Added Nov 23, 2018 at 06:56PM EST by grapesurgeon98.

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About

They Did Surgery On a Grape refers to a copypasta borne from a video in which Edward Hospital, located in Naperville, Illinois, demonstrated the precision of the da Vinci Surgical System by using the equipment to peel a grape. Several years after the video was posted, business and tech site Cheddar made a video about the demonstration. A screenshot from this video was posted to Instagram with the caption "They Did Surgery on a Grape," which grew popular and led to the creation of a copypasta and parodies, sometimes involving recursive derivatives.

Origin

On August 11th, 2010, Edward Hospital posted a video demonstrating the surgical precision of the da Vinci Surgical System by using it to peel a grape (shown below).



On July 31st, 2017, business and tech site Cheddar tweeted an edited version of Edward Hospital's video, adding the caption "They did surgery on a grape" (shown below).




On January 16th, 2018, Instagram user @elimgaraks[11] posted the earliest known usage of the meme. The post received more than 1,200 likes in less than three years (shown below).


elimgaraks • Follow cheddar elimgaraks stop it!!!! leave him alone!!!! 138w jolynemes Where it all started 93w Reply THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE 1,270 likes JANUARY 16, 2018 Add a comment. Post

Spread

On November 19th, 2018, Instagram meme account @simpledorito[1] posted a screenshot from Cheddar's video, adding the caption "They did surgery on a grape." The post gained over 4,000 likes (shown below).


) simpledorito Follow chedda simpledorito They did surgery on a grape Load more comments oshua_duntra @jesus.sandovalll they did surgery on a grape _.mellon._@jesus.sandovalll some other guy did this in January maria.djensen @mitch_lev dm me this twillidraws @jesus.sandovalll well they did surgery on a grape you know o THEY DID SURGERY ON A 4,380 likes 6 DAYS AGO GRAPE Add a comment..

On November 21st, 2018, Twitter[10] user @ScummyR tweeted an edit of the screenshot, featuring the words "they did surgery on a grape" added multiple times. The tweet received more than 9,700 retweets and 46,000 likes in eight days (shown below, left).

On November 22nd, @simpledorito shared the image on Instagram. This post gained over 3,000 likes (shown below, right).[2] It also appeared on /r/dank_meme that day, where it gained over 13,000 points.[3]


they did surgery on a grape They did surgery on a grape they did surgery on a grape T-Mobile 2:49 PM instagram 2) CO simpledorito they did surgery on a grape they did surgery on a grape simpledorito .Follow ey did surgery on a grape they did surgery on a grape simpledorito They did surgery on a grape Load more comments snoops9 Wish memes were good again iamvictoreo @emelaadie ingieelzeny They did surgery on a grape jojosokoo @zacwhite45 damn they did do surgery on a grape T-Mobile 2:49 PM 2 nstagynam simpledorito they did surgery on a grape they did surgery on a grape 3,492 likes DAYS AGO THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE Add a comment..

The popularity of these posts led to many parodies on social media. For example, on Twitter, user @sunlitjhs posted a photoshopped parody that gained over 6,600 retweets and 32,000 likes (shown below, left). User @ToddWilliams posted a Trump Yelling at Lawn-mowing Boy parody that gained over 1,600 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below, right).


taehyung's toe warmer @sunlitjhs Follow they did surgery on a grape St. Fra rancis ent St. Francis lospital bruh look who just got out of surgery 12:48 AM-24 Nov 2018 Trump yelling at lawn mowing boy Todd 'Papil Carlos Follow @TheToddWilliams THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE


Elsewhere on social media, a post by Adam the Creator featuring Tom Hanks gained over 34,000 likes (shown below, left). A subreddit[4] devoted to the meme was created and gained over 440 subscribers in less than a week. There, one of the top posts features a photoshopped man having just gotten out of surgery (shown below, right). The meme was extensively covered by The Independent,[5] The Daily Dot,[6] Popbuzz,[7] and others.


They did surgery... on a grape "THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE." THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE TO M H A N K S They Did Surgery On A GRAPE THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE THEY DID SURCERY My beautiful wife, was by my side throughout the whole surgery #myrock

He Played Piano Like an Epic Sir

On November 23rd, 2018, Seth Everman parodied the meme by creating a similar image as simpledorito's text-heavy "They Did Surgery On a Grape" post, using the phrase "He Played Piano Like an Epic Sir." The text is likely a reference to the Feel Like a Sir Rage Comic. He posted the image to Twitter[8] and Tumblr[9] where he gained over 4,800 retweets and 29,000 notes (shown below).


HE PLAYED PIANO LIKEAN EPICSIR 寸 He played piano like an epic sir HE P LIKE A PIANO EPIC SIR 112 Comme likes jacksepti: velHe plaved piano like an eni ccomment tl) Liked by Jamescharles and 8,578,562 others m8sn He played piano like an epic sir He played piano like an epic sir


The post began spreading with further recursions on Reddit. Posts appeared on /r/youtube, /r/memes, and /r/comedycemetery.


Post He played piano like an epic sir 1 hour ago HE PLAYED PIANO LIKEAN EPICSIR He played piano like an epic sir НЕ LIKE ANE D PIANC EPIC SIR 112 Commer 236.938 likes iacksepti: ve He plaved piano like an nicc Comment Liked by jamescharles and 8,578,562 others m8sn He played piano like an epic sir He played piano like an epic sir 4 Home Trending Subscriptions Inbox Library He played piano like an epic sir 9 часов назад HEPLAYED LIKE AN EPIc PIANO SIR He played piano like an epic sir HEP LIKE AN EPIC SIR 112 Comme 236,938 likes acksepti: ve He plaved piano like an c icComment Liked by jamescharles and 8,578,562 others m8sn He played piano like an epic sir He played piano like an epic sir 9 тыс. 616 SethEverman 1,2 млн подписчиков ВЫ ПОДПИСАНЫ Комментарии 616 Оставьте комментарий SethEverman 0-9 часов назад He played piano like an epic sir 4,1 Tbl He played piano like an epic sir HE PLAVED PIANO LIKE AN EPIC SIR よT He played piano like an epic sir HEPLAYED PIANO LIKE A EPIC SIR 112 Comme 236,938 likes iacksepti: ve He plaved piano like an ncCommen 闪 Liked by jamescharles and 8,578,562 others m8sn He played piano like an epic sir He played piano like an epic sir

Various Examples


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