Was That the Bite of '87?!
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"Was That the Bite of '87?!" refers to a series of meme edits based on American YouTuber Markiplier's reaction to the Bite of '83 (previously thought to be the Bite of '87) in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. In December 2019, Markiplier's reaction gained popularity in memes online following a viral meme based on a vore video.
On July 27th, 2015, YouTube Markiplier uploaded part five of his Five Night at Freddy's 4 playthrough. In the video, Markiplier watches a cutscene of the Bite of '83 (previously thought to be the bite of '87) in which animatronic bear Fredbear bites the Crying Child. Markiplier reacts to the cutscene by holding his mouth open in shock for 20 seconds and then asking the viewers if that was the Bite of '87 referenced in Five Nights at Freddy's 2. The video received over 15.2 million views in four years (shown below).
Was that the Bite of '87?!
On July 10th, 2019, YouTube user Zeeboq posted the first meme using Markiplier's reaction based on an animated vore fetish video by CGI artist CakeInferno in which character Zoe devours a person, with Markiplier's reaction edited into the scene (shown below). The video did not receive significant spread until a December 10th, 2019, repost by Twitter account @VideosFolder, gaining only 2,700 views on the platform.
On November 27th, 2019, Instagram user un1c0rn_200 posted the first known derivative edit using Markiplier's reaction based on Pufferfish Eating a Carrot (shown below), The edit received over 21,700 views and 2,600 likes on Instagram in one month, with an iFunny repost gaining additional 2,300 smiles in the same period.
On December 10th, Twitter account @VideosFolder reposted the original Zeeboq's video, with the tweet gaining over 9,900 retweets and 43,800 likes, and the video accumulating over 490,000 views in one week (shown below). On the same day, Instagram user repostrandy (raeraerandy) reposted the video, gaining over 42,300 views and 9,000 likes in the same period. An iFunny repost received over 21,600 smiles.
On December 12th, 2019, Instagram user RaeRaeRandy posted a meme edit in which Markiplier's reaction was edited into the spider bite scene from the 2002 film Spider-Man. The post received over 85,600 views and 20,100 likes in one week (shown below).
In the following days, the format gained significant popularity in meme edits on Instagram, iFunny and YouTube, with notable examples posted by StDabbers, nova_xeno, pampam.mp4  and TruevapormanCo.
 YouTube – The Bite of '87 REVEALED!! | Five Nights at Freddy's 4 – Part 5
 Five Nights at Freddy's 1-4 Wiki – The Bite of '87
 Five Nights at Freddy's Wiki – Crying Child
 YouTube – CakeInferno animation compilation
 Twitter – @VideosFolder
 Instagram – repostrandy
 iFunny – JohnnyTesticles
 Instagram – raeraerandy
 Instagram – pampam.mp4
 iFunny – TruevapormanCo
 Instagram – un10rn_200
 iFunny – MemeTemplate
 YouTube – Markiplier Reacts to the Bite of 87
Dec 18, 2019 at 01:19PM EST
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