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Dankey Kang refers to a two-pane photo that is composed of a Jeopardy! concern describing Sonic the Hedgehog and a screenshot the a contestant erroneously comment "Dankey Kang," a misspelling that Nintendo"s iconic gorilla character cheat Kong. Despite it was ultimately debunked together a photoshopped hoax, the photo went famous on Twitter anyway, mistakenly labeled as an instance of fail humor.

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On may 31st, 2010, YouTuber geminitech uploaded a video clip the the last Jeopardy ring on the tv game present Jeopardy!, in i m sorry the contestant Jen McFann answers "What is Berkeley?" in an answer to a clue about the just United states city to share a name with an aspect from the regular table (shown below).

On January 8th, 2014, cartoonist Mike Rosenthal tweeted a photoshopped screenshot of the Jeopardy! clip v the prize "Who is Dankey Kang?" created as a response to a clue around the video game personality Sonic the Hedgehog. Within the very first week, the tweet obtained over 1,300 retweets and also 1,000 favorites. Follow to the Jeopardy! Archive,<4> the Sonic the Hedgehog clue has actually never been used on the game show.

For last Jeopardy: This video clip Game personality is blue, collects rings, and also goes fast! pic.twitter.com/Dtk539MGeC

— Mike Rosenthal (
VectorBelly) January 9, 2014

Immediately after, Rosenthal tweeted another screenshot that a Jeopardy! contestant who answer had been photoshopped to check out "Who is Princess Zorldo," a misspelling of Princess Zelda from the Nintendo action-adventure game collection Legend that Zelda.


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Also on January 8th, 2014, Redditor lividd3ad it is registered a attach to Rosenthal"s tweet come the /r/gamegrumps<1> subreddit, where it garnered much more than 150 up votes and also 20 comment in the complying with week. Top top January 9th, Rosenthal tweeted a screenshot the his Twitter interface displaying the hashtag "#DankeyKang" as a trending object in the united States.

whaaaat #DankeyKang is trendign pic.twitter.com/z8Bjn7u8h7

— Mike Rosenthal (
VectorBelly) January 9, 2014

On January 11th, the image was reposted to the /r/funny<8> subreddit, gathering upwards the 26,000 views and 900 comments. On the same day, DeviantArtist<2> Kevin Bolk uploaded number of illustrations that a blue gorilla named "Dankey Kang," who bears numerous similarities to the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog (shown below, left).

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Also top top January 11th, the Jeopardy! picture was reposted by blogger Tyler Oakley ~ above his Tumblr blog.<7> top top January 12th, NeoGAF Forums<5> member Vanillalite posted the Dankey Kang screen capture in a thread title “Who is Dankey Kang?" top top January 14th, an eBay<3> listing was created for a shirt v the phrase "Who is Dankey Kang?" display printed top top the former (shown below).

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