Principle describes an increasingly common and rather
an obscure joke, character, story, or other piece of media is referenced in mainstream media, causing everybody to think it originated from the latter.
Named after the TV show Tosh.0
, which provides commentary
on internet viral videos. Other notorious culprits include South Park
, Family Guy
, and rap
You: "Have you seen
that video of the crazy Ugandan preacher talking about
Friend: "You mean the one from Tosh.0?"
You: "The Tosh.0 Principle strikes again!"
Friend: "Hey, turn it up. This is that MC Hammer song."
You: "This is Super Freak, you idiot."
Friend: "What are you reading?"
You: "The Call of Cthulhu."Your
Friend: "Isn't that a Metallica song?"