Snapchat recently introduced an augmented reality filter which features a dancing hot dog. Since its introduction it has become wildly popular and it has now become somewhat of an internet meme.
For those unaware, the Snapchat app allows users to take pictures and videos with a variety of filters on top of them. These filters modify the picture you see on your phone with the addition of funny elements. You may have seen your friends and family on Facebook with Uncle Sam’s hat on the 4th of July or the ever popular dog ears. These filters allow people to create funny moments that they can then share via the app.
It all started back on the 4th of July, when Twitter user @Brittany_Melone posted a video set in a Walmart featuring the dancing hot dog who is then “abducted” by a father and daughter in their shopping cart. The text overlaid humorously says that “they took my f***in hot dog.” The tweet was a hit and was shared nearly 80,000 times across the website. The dancing hot dog finally got his big break!
— ♡brittany♡ (@brittany_melone) July 4, 2017
That tweet has since inspired many others have been experimenting with the filter to create other funny situations for him to be in and they are sure to make you laugh. One excellent one is an image from Lil Sasquatch on Twitter which features the dancing hot dog ready to take a shower.
Shower time, adderall, a glass of whiskey….and diesel jeans pic.twitter.com/2QdXdu757y
— Lil Sasquatch (@lilsasquatch66) July 8, 2017
Oscar Mayer, owner of the infamous Wiener Mobile, couldn’t pass up this chance of having a dancing hot dog on dance on top of the Wiener Mobile.
— WIENERMOBILE (@Wienermobile) July 11, 2017
Denny’s also decided they wanted to get in on the latest craze as they reminded their customers that they could never cook the dancing hot dog. He’s far too special.
no matter how many times you send us this we will NOT cook & serve you the dancing hotdog, we will not end its dancing life pic.twitter.com/Sgbw2i68Ip
— Denny’s (@DennysDiner) July 10, 2017
Some other funny posts include the dancing hot dog caught in a spot no one should ever be!
— monsta x today!!! (@flopkon) July 7, 2017
Someone even made a video of a light saber battle with him!
I have so many of these
— monsta x today!!! (@flopkon) July 7, 2017
Another one comes from a parody account on Twitter that asks what Seinfeld would be like if it was made today.
JERY: so how was your date with the snapchat hot dog?
ELANE: he took it out pic.twitter.com/w8nopv326N
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) July 11, 2017
A few clever people even went so far as to become the dancing hot dog.
This needs to stop pic.twitter.com/6vXaGBcTGJ
— Hotdog memes 🌭 (@hotdogmemes) July 11, 2017
Of course, it isn’t only Twitter getting in on the action! There’s a YouTube video of a woman getting her nose pierced as the dancing hot dog dances in front of her!
Professional Basketball player Hassan Whiteside went completely crazy over the Snapchat hot dog!
Even Instagram users got in on the action with a funny video of what Dancing Hot Dog’s family life might be like! Warning: Explicit audio!
They aren’t all funny, however. Some are very adorable like this one featuring the dancing hot dog dancing on a cat’s face as they sleep. It’s will certainly warm your heart.
It’s no surprise that this simple dancing hot dog has captured the hearts of so many. Thanks to the inclusion of augmented reality, it’s as if the hot dog is dancing right in front of you, so you can place him in many funny places or have situations where he is pushed by actual objects. It’s similar to how Pokemon Go became such a huge success this time last year as the game featured an Augmented Reality mode which placed Pokemon right in the real world with similar technology.
Do you want to make your own?
Make sure you have Snapchat downloaded on to your mobile device. Snapchat supports both iOS and Android. Next, open up Snapchat and sign in. Once you’re all set and logged in, open up the camera and have it use the front camera on your phone. Then hold your finger down on the screen which will prompt Snapchat to find your face. Once it does, it will give you the option to enable a variety of filters. You’ll want to scroll through until you find the hot dog. Once you find him, swap the camera to the back facing camera and there he will be dancing wherever you point your camera. If you want to adjust his size you can pinch up and down on your screen to make him bigger and smaller.
Now you too can enjoy creating your very own hilarious images with the latest internet craze! Unleash your creativity!