Play him off, Keyboard Cat is an internet meme
that broke in early 2009. The meme features a video of a cat playing a keyboard added as a punchline to a fail video
. The original video of Keyboard Cat
was shot in the 1980s and uploaded to YouTube
by the cat's owner Charlie Schmidt in 2007. Another YouTuber
, Brad O'Farrell, uploaded the first Play him off, Keyboard Cat video in February 2009, combining a clip of a man in a weelchair falling down an escalator with the Keyboard Cat clip. The meme started to spread soon after as other users began creating more Play him (or her) off, Keyboard Cat clips, and msm
coverage followed. Keyboard Cat (real name Fatso) died in 2000.
Example of a Play him off, Keyboard Cat video:
: We'll do it live! Fuck it! I'll write it and we'll do it live! Fucking thing sucks!
Keyboard Cat: Doo doo doo doo, doo doo-doo doo.