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Who Killed Hannibal?

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Who Killed Hannibal?
Category: Meme Status: Confirmed Year: 2013 Origin: The Eric Andre Show Region:
Type: Exploitable,
Tags: object labeling, eric andre show, hannibal burress, lilbrubster,
Who Killed Hannibal?


Who Killed Hannibal?, also known as Eric Andre Shooting Hannibal Buress and *Why Would X Do This?", refers to a skit from The Eric Andre Show in which we see Andre fire a gun multiple times as co-host Hannibal Buress, then turn to the camera and ask "Who killed Hannibal?" The scene became an object labeling exploitable image macro in 2018 in which the characters are labeled differently and Andre's line of dialogue is substituted with variations of the phrasal template "Why would X do this?"


The scene comes from Season 2, episode 6 of The Eric Andre Show, which aired November 7th, 2013.[1] While making a joke about climate change, Andre turns and shoots several bullets into Buress. He then reloads the weapon, and fires several bullets at Buress again, then turns to the camera and asks "Who killed Hannibal?" (shown below).


On October 16th, 2016, Facebook meme page Holy shit dude is that a ᵐᵉᵐᵉ[2] uploaded the clip, gaining over 16,000 likes and reactions. Screenshots of the scene began becoming an exploitable object labeling meme in April of 2018. On April 16th, 2018, /r/dankmemes[3] user lilbrubster posted a 9/11 joke, gaining over 18,000 points (shown below, left). Another popular post on the subreddit posted on the 17th gained over 800 points (shown below, right).

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Following the image's spread on /r/dankmemes, it was picked up in several posts on /r/MemeEconomy. The original lilbruster post was reposted to /r/MemeEconomy and gained over 15,000 points.[4] Another post referenced a nice guys edit posted to iFunny, gaining 180 points (shown below, left). Another variation about Stalin and Soviet Russia gained 24 points in 8 hours (shown below, right).

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Tags: object labeling, eric andre show, hannibal burress, lilbrubster,

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