Meme Watch: ‘Behind The GIFs’ Brilliantly Gives Us The Rest Of The Story

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01.06.14 6 Comments

Behind The GIFs infomercial-cheetos-1a
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When we spotted the photo set above on Tumblr last week, we immediately wondered if there were more of these stories behind the GIFs. Then a tweet delivered the answer.

This weekend Reddit wholeheartedly welcomed a new subreddit, Behind The GIFs. It set a record for the most subscribers during the first day of a new subreddit. We can see why, with funny uses of popular GIFs like this:

Behind The GIFs eddie-murphy-cocaine-coke-1a
Behind The GIFs eddie-murphy-cocaine-coke-1b

Some of the picture sets are simple and perfect, like the ones above. Others go to great lengths for a gloriously silly payoff, like the one on the next page.

Continue on for the surprising stories behind more of our favorite GIFs. As always, you can view them as a single page if your ISP can load more than four GIFs without crashing the circa 1995 Tandy computer they apparently use as a server.

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Behind The GIFs dramatic-pug-tail-grab-1a
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Behind The GIFs trashcan-vs-baby-1a
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And that’s how McNuggets are made. [via]

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Behind The GIFs cat-stuck-in-a-tube-1a
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Behind The GIFs corgi-vs-cabbage-1a
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Behind The GIFs stealing-bird-turns-to-a-life-of-crime-1a
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Behind The GIFs corgi-double-jump-1a
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Behind The GIFs sesamestreet-bert-realizes-something-1a
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Behind The GIFs neti-pot-weirdo-1a
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Behind The GIFs hot-dog-smuggling-1a
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Behind The GIFs henry-vacuum-cocaine-coke-1a
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Behind The GIFs kid-wont-listen-to-this-fish-1a
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When not writing for Uproxx, Caleb likes to volunteer at the legless cat shelter and photoshop the Babadook into all of his family photos. He once resolved the question “To be or not to be?” through the clever use of General Semantics. Your mom thinks you could be more like him if you only applied yourself.

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