The Simpsons rapper wearing a Thursday the 20th necklace

Thursday the 20th

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Thursday the 20th refers to a screen captured image of a rapper wearing a "Thursday the 20th" chain necklace in an episode of The Simpsons, which is often circulated online whenever the 20th day of the month falls on a Thursday.


On February 13th, 2005, Season 16 Episode 9 "Pranksta Rap"[3] of The Simpsons was broadcast, in which a rapper is performs on stage while wearing a necklace with the words "Thursday the 20th" (shown below). On May 18th, 2010, the Blogspot blog Simpsons Prophecies[5] published a post titled "9:30 Thursday the 20th," which attempted to decipher a hidden prophecy from The Simpsons episode based on the date.



On November 20th, 2014, Redditor ElderCunningham submitted the screenshot of the rapper in a post titled "Happy Thursday the 20th, everybody!". Prior to being archived, the post received more than 1,800 points (95% upvoted) and 40 comments on /r/TheSimpsons.[8] On August 19th, 2015, Imgur[2] user MrTallThatsMyNameThatNameAgainIsMrTall submitted a screenshot of the character along with instructions "upvote this now, or else you won't get a chance in another 14 months." Within two years, the post gained over 882,000 views, 30,600 points and 460 comments. The following day, Tumblr user sunshinebunny posted a photoshopped version of the image with actor Misha Collins' head superimposed over the rapper (shown below).


On October 20th, 2016, Imgur[4] user icrychickenstrips resubmitted the image, which received upwards of 230,400 views and 11,200 points. On April 20th, 2017, Redditor aknboy2df submitted a photoshopped version of the screenshot, in which his eyes are reddened and a marijuana cigarette is placed on his mouth, in reference to the cannabis code-term 420 (shown below). In seven hours, the post gained over 78,600 points (83% upvoted) and 1,200 comments on /r/funny.[1] Meanwhile, the Facebook pages Incoming Memes[6] and Ouch Right in the Childhood[7] posted the original image, with each receiving thousands of reactions.


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