Loopy Frog was an icon of the early 2000s. Arguably, he was the herald of an period the place memes had been humorous as a result of they had been inherently silly. He wasn’t humorous, however he was annoying. And in 2003, children received the laughs the place they may discover them.
But it surely wasn’t the laughs that everybody remembers Loopy Frog for. Past his bizarre eyes, gangly physique and worsening tunes, he was most notorious for an appendage youngsters had been by no means meant to see: his dick.
Now in 2021, it seems Loopy Frog is again.
Extra Loopy Frog is on the way in which
Like a phoenix, he rises. Again in 2020, Loopy Frog induced some rumblings by activating a Twitter account and by beginning a Discord server. Again then, we thought he had returned for actual, however we had been unsuitable.
For months, there wasn’t a lot to say for Loopy Frog – it was virtually like he had disappeared once more. Months of shitposting and filling the void with tweets, fanart and memes got here after.
– MPLFun (@mIpfun) October 6, 2021
Then, on November 25, 2021, a put up went up confirming all of it.
— Loopy Frog (@TrueCrazyFrog) November 24, 2021
It seems like Loopy Frog has new materials and a brand new video popping out on December 10, which has pushed Twitter right into a little bit of a frenzy, racking up 1000’s of likes and retweets. His dick has returned too, so, right here’s a affirmation of that.
“This new video can have the Loopy Frog like he was initially meant, with a penis, however we should do a censored model once more as nicely as a result of US media won’t present the unique model,” stated Wolfgang Boss, one of many creators behind the 2000s icon.
Loopy Frog, Humble Beginnings
Loopy Frog was initially designed by Swedish animator Erik Wernquist. His digital delivery was to accompany a humorous .mp3 file of pupil Daniel Malmedahl imitating a motorcycle sound. This was, after all, within the days the place folks shared .mp3 information with one another, for enjoyable.
Wernquist named the animation ‘The Annoying Factor’ and uploaded it to his web site and an early CGI discussion board, the place it was downloaded and shared throughout the web.
Ultimately it caught the eye of ringtone firm, Jamba, which bought the rights to the character. Jamba dubbed it Loopy Frog (a reputation which disgusted Wernquist) and went on to provide music utilizing the animation’s picture.
Right away, ‘The Annoying Factor’ went from being an obscure CGI animation from the net to being a smash hit music success. He was annoying, however he was catchy and each child within the early 2000s was buzzing and ding-dinging alongside to the unique ‘Axel F’ remix. Loopy Frog was in every single place. The pop charts. MTV. The web. In advertisements between the information. Within the interval between 2003 and 2005, you couldn’t escape him.
Right here’s a reminder, when you want one.
But it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than controversy struck.
Loopy Frog was by no means meant to be a kid-friendly icon. This would possibly clarify why his dick induced him a lot bother. As chances are you’ll remember, the Frog’s design features a vest and no pants. In some appearances, his physique seems to be bulbous and freed from genitalia, however in his extra frequent kind he has a brief, stumpy penis between his legs.
Whereas character artwork was usually edited to take away it, it induced main issues for the music movies.
His seen scrotum induced main complaints and whereas it led to censoring on some business TV stations (a blurred bar appeared throughout his midsection), the UK Promoting Requirements Authority did rule in favour of Loopy Frog in 2005.
Regardless of getting a free cross for displaying his genitals on air, Jamba selected to censor all future Loopy Frog content material to keep away from backlash from involved mother and father. Arguably, this controversy solely buoyed his star. It made him notorious within the eyes of 2000s children in every single place.
In 2021, Loopy Frog’s iconic ‘Axel F’ remix has a whopping 3.1 billion views on YouTube. That is regardless of the video being uploaded in 2009, well past the Frog’s peak recognition. The highest touch upon the video ominously hints to the return of the Loopy Frog – The Frog himself saying “Ring Ding d-d Ding Ding”, again in March 2021.
One way or the other, Loopy Frog has achieved longevity usually reserved for popular culture icons and legends.
In April 2020, he joined the world of Twitter with an inconceivable announcement. After a decade-long hiatus, he’d returned.
If you wish to meet up with all of Loopy Frog’s newest antics, you’ll be able to be a part of his official Discord server, however remember it’s 6,000 folks actively admitting very forbidden thirst for the Frog every day. You too can subscribe to him on Spotify, alongside 1.2 million different month-to-month listeners.
It’s 2021 and Loopy Frog is again, child.
It feels proper that he ought to return in 2021. In a yr the place every thing goes unsuitable, what’s yet one more catastrophe? Then once more, possibly it’s a blessing in disguise.
Maybe Loopy Frog the hero we want in 2021.