This page is for the various "memes" portrayed in "Faith Hilling".
- 1 "Faith Hilling"
- 2 "Planking"
- 3 "Owling"
- 4 "Bradying"
- 5 "Tebowing"
- 6 "Taylor Swifting"
- 7 "Cat Breading"
- 8 "Fonzying"
- 9 "Oh Long Johnsoning"
- 10 "Reporting"
- 11 Approved Memes
- 12 Combinations
"Faith Hilling" involves pulling your shirt out near the nipple area in order to resemble breasts. According to a news report, it had seen worldwide popularity before being replaced with "Taylor Swifting". This meme was later brought back into popularity by Cartman.
"Planking" is a photo fad that originated in Australia and was based on a British game, "The Lying Down Game". It consists of someone lying face down, either on a flat surface or partially supported by something while the rest of the body is suspended in air, with arms to the sides, leg together with toes pointed and performed in unusual public spaces. The term refers to mimicking a wooden plank.
"Owling" is another photo fad and is considered to be the successor to "Planking". It simply involves squatting and perching oneself on a high surface while looking off intensely into the distance.
"Bradying" is named after New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady. It involves sitting on the ground with legs straight out, hands clasped between the legs and head looking downward in shame. The pose originated from Brady's reaction after his pass was intercepted during the 4th quarter of the 2012 Super Bowl, costing him and his team the win.
In the season seventeen episode, "Taming Strange", Tom Brady can be seen Bradying again after he crapped in his pants during an NFL game, followed by Mr. Mackey Bradying after the Intellilink system fails again.
Tebowing is a neologism for the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer specifically with one's head bowed and an arm resting on the one bent knee, when kneeling, a form of genuflecting. Named after former NFL player, Tim Tebow, it is derived from Tebow's propensity for kneeling and praying. The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimicked a pose of Tebow following the Broncos' comeback overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23, 2011.
In the episode, a film called Bloody Sunday: The Dangers of Memeing is shown to the kids at South Park Elementary and reveals how dangerous "Tebowing" is by showing the deaths of three teenagers who attempted it.
"Taylor Swifting" consisted of taking off your pants and undergarments and dragging your bare bottom across the ground. After learning it replaced "faith hilling", the boys confronted a group of children performing the meme in front of Café Monet. The situation later devolved into a fight, resulting in the other children being put in the hospital.
This meme consisted of Cats taking pictures of themselves with bread on their faces and uploading them to the internet. Mr. Kitty was a notable participant, much to Cartman's chagrin.
"Fonzying" is a meme based on the fictional character, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli and his catchphrase, from the television series, Happy Days. It simply consist of giving a "thumbs up" gesture while saying "Ayyyy" to indicate approval. In Professor Lamont's book of memes, scientist Richard Dawkins is quoted in the text, stating that "Fonzying showed a giant leap forward in human intelligence, because it was a simple meme with a complicated subtext".
"Oh Long Johnsoning"
"Oh Long Johnsoning" was performed by putting yourself in a dangerous situation and seeing how many times you could say "Oh Long Johnson" before getting out of the way. It caused several deaths. This meme is notable for being the only "cross-species" meme, as it was originally performed by a cat before spreading to humans.
This meme consisted of a person wearing a trench coat and talking about the dangers of "memeing".
This meme simply involves bending the thumb, ring and pinky fingers while keeping the index and middle fingers straight to form a "V" shape. It is held at chest level.
For this meme, a person stands behind another person and does the "Peace Sign" meme, but instead of keeping it at chest level, brings it up behind the head of the unsuspecting person in front to form the shape of miniature bunny ears.
This meme involves someone slightly turning their body to their left side while bending the left leg and left arm, tucking the left elbow into their center and making a fist to form a fake erect penis.
"Oh Long Johnsoning" + "Taylor Swifting"
This meme was a combination of Oh Long Johnsoning and Taylor Swifting. It was performed by dragging your bottom across the ground while saying "Oh Long Johnson". Stan was caught performing this meme by the rest of the boys, resulting in them temporarily falling out.
"Cat Bread-Taylor Swift Reporting"
This meme was a combination of "Taylor Swifting", "Cats with Bread on their Faces", and "Reporting". Cartman performed it in front of Café Monet by dragging his bare bottom across the ground while holding his cat, who had a piece of bread on his face; he also repeated "Taylor Swift is dangerous" several times.
This meme consisted of a combination of Republican "hopefuls" dancing around and "faith hilling" as well as a celebrity-bashing song. It was performed after Cartman successfully brought "faith hilling" back into popularity.