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Oh Long Johnson

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"Oh Long Johnson" (real name unknown)
Other name(s)"Oh Long Johnson"
Speciescat (Felis catus)
Known forGrowling to another cat in "human-like gibberish".
OwnerUnknown
AppearanceBlack & white
Named afterGrowling the phrase "oh long Johnson"

Oh Long Johnson is a viral video of an unnamed black and white cat growling in a manner that sounds like "human-like gibberish",[1] including the phrase "oh Long Johnson".[2][3]

Info[edit | edit source]

It has its own article page on the Know Your Meme website. Additionally some info on "Don Piano" is included.[4] There many uploads of Long Johnson-related songs on the SoundCloud website. Among these are work by The The Belvoir House Band and Miss Caffeina.[5]


Screening history[edit | edit source]

The video first appeared on television on America's Funniest Home Videos in 1998. In 2006 it was posted to YouTube,[1] and by 2012, videos of the cat had been viewed 6.5 million times.[6] For a while it was a craze.[7] The clip was included in the 2019 Cat Video Fest which was held at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver on the 20th of April. There were to be five consecutive screenings of the videos.[8]

Video[edit | edit source]

Even though the cat appears to be saying "Long Johnson" and may appear to be talking in English, this is not what the cat is saying. And The Vancouver Sun says that it's not, but it is more fun to believe otherwise.[9] In the clip, the cat is growling in reaction to the presence of another cat. Strangely, it sounds like human gibberish.

Imitations[edit | edit source]

The original video has been widely imitated,[10] with remixes and merchandise. The video has also found recognition in non-English-speaking countries.[2][11]

In popular culture[edit | edit source]

It had made its way info the Faith Hilling episode of the animated television show South Park. In the episode, people are putting themselves in precarious situations and saying "Oh long Johnson".[12][13] A band from Spain, Miss Caffeina have taken the words "Oh Long Johnson" as the title for their new album.[14][15] The album was in the Spanish charts for a total of ten weeks, peaking at #1 in March, 2019.[16]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The New Zealand Herald, Monday May 30, 2016 Top 5 classic cat videos
  2. 2.0 2.1 Techinsight.jp 2015年05月01日 15:45 【海外発!Breaking News】喋って歌うネコ。呂律の回らないオジサンみたいな動画が大人気。 by Joy横手
  3. Bustle, Aug 25 2015 6 Animals Who Appear To Speak English And What They're Trying To Tell Us By Suzannah Weiss
  4. Know Your Meme - Oh Long Johnson
  5. SoundCloud - Search results for "Oh Long Johnson"
  6. Tyden.cz, 15.05.2012 Podívejte se, VIDEO: Mluvící kočka dobývá svět. Zahrála si i v South Parku
  7. The Washington Post, January 19, 2017 - Science, Think your dog talks like people? Scientists say you might just be right By Avi Selk
  8. The Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2019 - The cats came back: feline video festival returns to Vancity Theatre - Harrison Mooney
  9. The Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2019 - The cats came back: feline video festival returns to Vancity Theatre - Harrison Mooney
  10. TV Guide, Mar 30, 2012 Matt's TV Week in Review by Matt Roush
  11. Apollo, Piektdiena, 2016. gada 10. jūnijs 10:39 Konkurss! Laimē vērtīgas dāvanas sev un savam mīlulim!
  12. We Got This Covered, 31 Mar 2012 - South Park Season 16-03 'Faith Hilling' Recap
  13. Komputer Świat, 4 Dec 2015 - 50 najważniejszych filmów w historii YouTube – te klipy kształtowały internet - Łukasz Gołąbiowski
  14. Betevé - Miss Caffeina, del mem a l’àlbum ‘Oh Long Johnson’
  15. 20 minutos, 25.07.2019 - Miss Caffeina cumplirá en el Low 40 conciertos de Oh Long Johnson: "Nuestra mejor gira, estamos más unidos que nunca"
  16. Acharts.co - Oh Long Johnson, HISTORIC PERFORMANCE, Spain Albums Top 100

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