There are many examples – from “Never Gonna Give You Up” to “Katyusha”.
In February 2018, with the filing of Reddit users , Trumpet Boy appeared – it was based on a photo where a guy with a pipe is playing something next to the girl covering the ears. The picture was often used to illustrate annoying stories about something, but the joke quickly outlived itself and was forgotten.
Я напоминаю своим друзьям, сколько денег они мне торчат pic.twitter.com/UlzLNqgVv1
— Че за баба (@TashaTale) January 31, 2018
A few months later the meme returned, but with a completely different meaning. April 19, a Twitter user @ SuperMario34567 posted a mini-clip based on the picture: he framed the music from the cartoon “SpongeBob” and with the help of a photoshop moved the boy with a pipe, as if he is playing a melody.
— Super (@SuperMario34567) April 18, 2018
The format was liked by the user of social networks. For two weeks on Twitter there were dozens of variations of photoshop-clips with the boy: he “performed” classical jazz compositions, a-ha’s song “Take on me” and anime soundtracks.
— youmomgay.mp3 (@youmomgaymp3) May 2, 2018
— carey (@careybou) May 1, 2018
— DitzyFlama ❁ (@DitzyFlama) April 23, 2018
— barbro (@BarbroFarbror) April 28, 2018
— かめりあ @4/29M3二展1Fか01 (@cametek) May 2, 2018
The hero of the meme continued to bother the girl in augmented reality.
— Bri Garcia (@tacolamp) May 3, 2018
Soon, a guy with a pipe with the help of a photoshop was turned into a whole orchestra, thereby complicating the videos.
— barbro (@BarbroFarbror) April 29, 2018
has this been done yet pic.twitter.com/iZyIPLiFRu
— Noodle (@LegitimatNoodle) May 2, 2018
— Agent J (@EliteAgentJ) April 30, 2018
has anyone done this yet pic.twitter.com/27Dq0MVpL5
— ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Tomality! @ ECMAs (@tomality) April 30, 2018
From Twitter, the meme moved to YouTube, where they continued to create clips using a single picture.
Of course, there was a version with “ricroll”.
And even with “Katyusha” (and a whole set of stereotypes about Russia).
PS A small tutorial video that will help make your movie about a boy with a pipe.