As a demonstration of the capabilities of a robot surgeon, it turned into an absurd joke, and the grape into a hero, whom they are experiencing in social networks.
At the end of November 2017, English-speaking users of social networks began to frequently use the phrase: “They did an operation on a grape”. Based on the jokes, dozens of pictures were made, and on Reddit it got to the point that one section prohibited joking about the grape – so often the subscribers posted about it. At the same time, the meme grew out of the achievements of modern medicine, which learned how to conduct operations on the smallest objects.
The meme story began with a demonstration of the DaVinci surgical robot. The technology that was developed by the American company Intuitive Surgical is a robotic system with four “hands”, with the help of which thousands of operations are performed worldwide. The Da Vinci movements are controlled by the surgeon-operator: it is believed that the robot performs the procedures more accurately and safer than the person. In Russia, by 2018, 25 such complexes were installed .
As an example of the work of “Da Vinci” surgeons often do “operations” for small objects. The grape has become one of the most popular patients: there are several videos in which the doctor with the help of a roboruki makes small cuts, removes the skin and then sews it back.In November 2018, an instagram account with melodies Simple Dorito drew attention to one of the videos from Da Vinci. He was shot in 2010 by employees of the American Edward Hospital in Illinois – he is also dedicated to grapes. In Simple Dorito signed a screenshot of the procedure: “They did the operation grape.”
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November 22 screenshot got on Reddit and became viral. In a few days, the absurd phrase was sold out on social networks – they began to use it with or without. It turned out that the sentence “They had a grape operation” fits a lot of situations.
THEY DID SURGERY ON A GRAPE pic.twitter.com/sVe0vnnRSX
— Todd ‘Papi’ Carlos (@TheToddWilliams) November 24, 2018
“THEY HAVE MADE A VINE-GRADING OPERATION”
stop asking who’s the man and who’s the woman in a relationship and start asking who’s the person doing surgery and who’s the grape
— big mean lesbian (@JIR0US) November 24, 2018
“Stop asking who is the man and who is the woman in the relationship, start asking who does the surgery and who is the vine”
mom: hes gonna talk!
baby: t-th-they did surgery on a grape
— gary from teen mom (@garyfromteenmom) November 25, 2018
“Baby:“ Ooo-oh. ” Mom: “He spoke!”. Baby: “O-he-they did the grape surgery”
homework : unfinished
sleep schedule : ruined
self esteem : low
body : hurts
life : a mess
they: did surgery on a grape
— tatianna (@gremIing) November 26, 2018
“Domashka: not done. Sleep schedule: broken. Self-esteem: low. Body aches. Life: a mess. They: made a grape operation. ”
Sorry no video today, my grape just had surgery and I need to take care of him for a few days :/
— TheThankful1sOut (@theodd1sout) November 25, 2018
“Forgive me for not having a video today, just my grape had an operation and I need to take care of it for a couple of days.”
I can’t believe a grape has better health insurance than me.
— Michael Blackman (@mikerblackman) November 25, 2018
“I can’t believe that grapes have health insurance better than mine”
Her: so tell me about yourself
Me: they did surgery on a grape
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) November 24, 2018
“* First date * She: Tell me about yourself.” I: “They had a grape operation”
The story of the grape and the operation was adapted to the popular online copy-paste.
A grape and his son are in a car accident. Father Grape dies at the scene and the son grape is rushed to the hospital. At the hospital the surgeon looks at the grape and says “I can’t operate on this grape, he is my son.” How can this be?
— viking! (@NOTVIKING) November 24, 2018
“Vinogradinka and his son get into a car accident. The grape father dies, and the grape son is taken to hospital. In the hospital, the surgeon looks at the grape and says: “I cannot operate on the grape, this is my son.” How could this happen?”
Grape: I’m having heart surgery today.
Boy: I know.
Grape: I love you!
Boy: I love you more![After surgery, when the grape woke up, only her father is next to her bed]
Grape: Where is he?
Father : You don’t know who gave you the heart?
Other patient: wtf is happening
— moose (@tiemoose) November 26, 2018
Vineyard became the hero of other meme templates.
But the main object of jokes in social networks was the continuation of the topic of surgeons and operations. So the story is overgrown with new details.
two doctors collapse after a 32 hour surgery on a grape pic.twitter.com/FQo5lAoI0x
— rudy mustang (@rudy_mustang) November 25, 2018
“Two doctors without strength after a 32-hour operation on the grape”
they did surgery on a grape pic.twitter.com/ghXRzeOB2u
— taehyung’s toe warmer (@sunlitjhs) November 24, 2018
“Look who just left the surgery”
Happy to see that grape is doing just fine after his surgery pic.twitter.com/PgLpWNnQFN
— Kylie (@kylieisaloner) November 24, 2018
“It’s nice to see that the grape is getting better after the operation”
nurse: you’ve been in a coma since 2012
patient: did they finally do surgery on a grape pic.twitter.com/6hSxiJ1EWo
— (@yalllism) November 24, 2018
“Sister:“ You have been in a coma since 2012 ”. Patient: “Did they have a grape operation?”
this is what the grape sees pic.twitter.com/dBqwZgDvSp
— n (@lnwntrs) November 25, 2018
“What does the grape see?”
Remember that grape that they did surgery on?
This is him now.
Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/GQOUcd9y9e
— UwU (@Swaklik) November 25, 2018
“Remember the grape, which had surgery? This is it now. Feel old? ”