Who Killed Hannibal?

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does Who Killed Hannibal? mean?

Who killed Hannibal? is a memorable quote from The Eric Andre Show which became a popular object labeling image macro.

The meme is also referred to as Eric Andre Shooting Hannibal Burres and the subtitle captions are often modified to Why would X do this?

The original scene depicts Eric Andre firing two clips at Hannibal Burres then turning toward the audience, posing the question “Who killed Hannibal?”.

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What's the origin of Who Killed Hannibal??

The original scene was seen in the 6th Episode of Season 2 of The Eric Andre Show, which first aired on Adult Swim on August 13th, 2013.

In one of the stand-up scenes, Eric Andre is joking about Hannibal Burres then proceeds to turn around, fire two clips in the man and ask “Who killed Hannibal?”.

Spread and Usage

How did Who Killed Hannibal? spread?

The first object labeling image macros started emerging on the r/dankmemes sub of Reddit in April, 2018.

Still in April, “Who killed Hannibal?” spread to various other subreddits, like r/MemeEconomy.

During the following months, the format would spread to other sites, like Imgur, 9GAG, as well as Facebook and Instagram.

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Published: 09/10/2021 by | Last updated: 09/10/2021 | 401 views | Report error

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