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Dramatic Look Gopher appeared in the Season Twelve episode, "Canada on Strike", as one of the internet celebrities waiting for their theoretical payments.


It appears that the gopher's gaze can cause severe brain damage. The Dramatic Look Gopher was shot by Tay Zonday, who in turn made him explode.

Although the video is called "Dramatic Chipmunk", the character is referred to as "Dramatic Look Gopher" in the episode. It is famous for staring directly at a camera as it zooms in on its face while dramatic music plays.


Dramatic Look Gopher is a brown haired gopher. He is not anthropomorphic and has no distinguishing features.


  • He and the Numa Numa Guy are the only Internet characters that have their original voice (or sound).
  • Despite being called a gopher, chipmunk, and a squirrel, it's actually a prairie dog.
  • This character and its internet meme were originated from a Japanese variety television show Hello! Morning featuring Minimoni where the cropped and zoomed-in clip shows a prairie dog inside the transparent box being shown to the hosts in the studio.[1] The audio used in the clip was a dramatic score (with added thunder rumbling sound in the background) from the 1974 Mel Brooks film Young Frankenstein, which was composed by John Morris and orchestrated by Morris and EGOT recipient Jonathan Tunick.[2]

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Minor characters from Season Twelve
Afro Ninja | Amir | Britney Spears | Bridon Gueermo | Bubb Rubb | Buca De Faggoncini Chef | The Burger King Bandits | Cheesing King | Chris Crocker | DEA Agents | Domino | Dramatic Look Gopher | Dr. Carroll | Female Thief | Franz | Gary Brolsma | Guinea Creatures | Indiana Jones | Injured Thief | Jimmy Buffett | John McCain | Large-Breasted Woman | Laughing Baby | Magic Johnson | Michael Chertoff | Michelle Obama | Moira McArthur | Mr. Garrett | Mr. Gueermo | Mr. McArthur | Mr. Thompson | Mrs. Gueermo | Murderin' Murphy | Orlich | Pioneer Paul | Sarah Palin | Sheriff McLawdog | Sneezing Panda | South Park Vampire Society | Star Wars Kid | Stephen Abootman | Storehand | Stormtroopers | Tay Zonday | Thief with Brown Hair | Tron Guy | Vosky

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season Twelve | Season Twelve

Internet Celebrities
Afro NinjaBubb RubbChris CrockerDramatic Look GopherLaughing BabyLonelygirl15Numa Numa GuyPewDiePieSneezing PandaStar Wars KidTalking CatTay ZondayThe Back Dorm BoysTron Guy
More Information: Internet Celebrities