- Date Discovered: 00/2003
- Discovered On: Something Awful
Happycat is a Something Awful meme from 2003. Happycat is a British Shorthair cat named Frank, born in 1994, and died November 16, 2007. Happycat was originally posted by Something Awful user FancyCat. In 2004, a goon with time to spare fought a parking ticket with a rambling appeal, containing a page with the iconic Happycat image captioned "oh god how did this get in here I am not good with computers", now a Something Awful meme.
The original image was from a Russian website for the cat food brand "Happy Cat", now out of business. Discovered in 2003 by Something Awful, Happycat was revived in 2005 by YTMND, and now is never used, except perhaps on Caturday, formerly known as Saturday, which is the day on many when posts of cats are acceptable.
In 2007, a caption was placed on Happycat, "I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER", and shortly after, I Can Has Cheezburger, a blog for captioned cats, was created. This site proved extremely popular, and was sold in September, 2007 for $2,000,000.00, proving once again that the internet loves cats.
Happycat is a classic meme, possibly the most recognizable of all the internet cats. Happycat is not used as much these days, but he is still well known and loved by the internets, and is still the subject or a component of many shoops.
- Found by forums goon "Fancycat".
- Goons disagree about which breed of cat Happycat is. He could also be a Russian Blue or a Chartreux.
- In late 2010, company-sponsored ads for Panasonic on Facebook featured the Happycat image.
- Happycat's IRL name is Frank.
- Frank The Cat was born in 1994, and died November 16, 2007.
Happycat is a Goon.
Happycat achieves old media fame.
Some fan art
A page from forum goon Jer's rambling letter in which he attempts to combat a parking ticket