One of the earliest uses of “unga bunga” can be tied to a 1950 Bugs Bunny cartoon, which aired on November 18th, under the title “Bushy Hare”.
The cartoon depicts Bugs Bunny encountering an Australian Aborigine native, mockingly mimicking his language with the words “unga bunga”.
A popular image macro, containing the captions Confused Unga Bunga originates from the 2010 French motion picture Ao: The Last Hunter.
Over the years, “unga bunga” became a popular expression, used to signify a primitive behavior in gaming as well as later cartoons such as Family Guy.
It appeared on the music scene as well, in the song of Flavor Flav, “Unga Bunga Bunga” as well as the Norwegian garage rock band Death by Unga Bunga.
“Unga bunga” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2008.
The Confused Unga Bunga meme was first uploaded to Imgur by Immune2locaine on August 12th, 2019.
In the following years, the template spread, spawning image macro memes on sites like Reddit, Facebook and 9GAG.