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The Moon Man fad was created on May 31st, 2007 by YTMND user farkle. The original Moon Man site featured an animated GIF of former McDonald's mascot Mac Tonight, playing the piano along to the popular fad song "Macarron Chacarron" by El Chombo. While the fad originally started out with Moon Man jamming out to YTMND fad music on his piano, the majority of Moon Man sites feature him talking using AT&T Labs Text To Speech (the official Moon Man voice is AT&T Mike) and often features a long chanting of "KKK!"
As a YTMND fad "character" (such as Batman or Picard), Moon Man was originally a harmless musicial talent. However, as his creator Farkle and others successfully developed him, he was further associated with racism and violence. Some assume this is because his head is shaped somewhat like a Klu Klux Klan hood. Currently, Moon Man is depicted as a profane, racist, sexist, homophobic criminal, given to elaborate acts of sexual violence and/or hate crimes. Much of the humor in Moon Man sites is derived from hearing offensive, violent subject matter spoken in Moon Man's deadpan, nonchalant tone of voice.
The main Moon Man GIF has been used by the following known YTMND users (with site rating above 2.89): MurdarMachene, hypersaxon, farkle, Fowdersoap, Excrement, ExxonMobil, ssj4vegta, JamesChicks, DarthWang, UmfuldReturns, Mordrach, filibuster, Goneja, tkx7, pdouce333, Funny-Internet-User, falcon176, Sticky, anystrom, insertusernamehere, Smith-Man, prairiedogeric10, Locke5, Jonseman, RightWingGeek, taterhater69, ericcondon, Waxbeetle, CaptainBlowjob, ericcondon, Camshaft, EvilRobot, ghcghcghc, Kacen, frontline2009, Decisivepumpk1n, SantabotAI, tylersaintcool, crashman-alpha, Chioffe, rodheh, Mitchellp123, steelreserve, MacTonight, carreiRa, DonaldMcRonald, ToastChef, drevil5192, bigmoney, sega3dmm, Greezy47, Captain-L337, theultrayik, Spookdude, zOMG-its-skip, BuffaloBill, Krbyfan1, FeaturedUser, thisissparta, kirbymaster5, PsychicNinja, kenney4lyfe, PandaKing, RandyDaBear, Baleeted, teddo, petro1, Timpanzee, ramprat, Mandelbaum, Tandberg, Marlwolf78, hypnotoad1579, SurfinBird, roland19, gannononion94, PancakeLizard, MoonCrew, shackleford1, dbungus2000, aMagazineCalledWalking, ultimatenerd22
During months of late October and November 2008, the official "Moon Crew" was formed. The members of this organization are dedicated to their goal of filling YTMND with Moon Man sites, as well as "chatting racist shit" and chanting "KKK" all day. Currently, the Moon Crew includes farkkkle, FowderSoapReturns, Excrement, Hypersaxon, JamesChicks, aMagazineCalledWalking, and shackleford1.
November 24, 2006 - The first site to use the GIF of Mac Tonight is created. Credit goes to
May 31, 2007 - First farkle Moon Man site is created.
June 1, 2007 - First Moon Man site to feature [http://public.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php AT&T Labs
Text To Speech]. This site used the voice AT&T Crystal instead of the standard AT&T Mike voice.
June 2, 2007 First Moon Man site to feature AT&T Mike.
June 2, 2007 - First Moon Man site NOT made by farkle (technically the MurdarMachene one is the first non-
farkle Moon Man site but he wasn't known as Moon Man then). Credit goes to filibuster.
June 20, 2007 - First Moon Man site to feature the now legendary "KKK" chant.
July 25, 2007 - First Moon Man spinoff created, mixing Moon Man with the "Bomb In The Lasagna" fad. Credit
goes to peesauce.
September 3, 2007 - First major Moon Man song created, featuring Moon Man rapping to the Lil Scrappy song
"Money In The Bank." This song was inspired by the original song, in which Lil Scrappy says "Okay-kay-kay!" Credit goes to
September 11, 2007 - A rarely used Moon Man GIF was used for this site, featuring Moon Man playing
the Saxophone. This GIF was borrowed by user WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW for a shortly lived spin-off on the Moon Man
December 17, 2007 - Peanut Butter Moon Man dancing banana GIF is created. Credit goes to
March 19, 2008 - Spinoff Moon Man fad created with "KKK" replaced by other phrases with "K" in it.
Credit goes to Mordrach.
May 14, 2008 - Moon Man gets mad because somebody deleted this Wiki that I spent many hours making, and now I
have to make it again so thanks a lot jerkwads. Credit goes to Goneja for caring.
May 28, 2008 - Spinoff fad featuring Audrina Patridge from The Hills talking with AT&T Crystal's voice.
She also chants "KKK!" at the end, however she reveals that it stands for "Kute Kittie Kat" in a later site. Credit goes to
April 22, 2008 - Spinoff fad featuring kratospwnstheworld.ytmnd.com but replaced everything
with moon man. Credit goes to k0mputer.
August 22nd, 2008 - New Mooniverse character is introduced, Reinhard Moonstag. This character is voiced by AT&T Reiner, and is also known as the "German Moon Man" Credit goes to Moon Crew member FowderSoap.
September 14th, 2008 - Spinoff phone-drama series is created. English MoonMan, Sunman and Moon Bitch become new staple characters to the fad. As well as the new catchphrase "I'm the Fucking Moon Man!".Credit goes to umfuldreturns.
March 12, 2009 - Moon Man: Origins is created, which is somewhat of a prologue, telling the story of how Moon Man came to be who he is today. The story is told in a 5-part series. Credit goes to JamesChicks
March 17, 2009 - farkle's account is banned after making this site, shortly after max declared all Moon Man sites containing offensive language must be marked NSFW. farkle quickly made a new account, farkkkle, as well as a new site.
March 19, 2009 - Many users involved in the Moon Man fad are banned, including FowderSoap, PancakeLizard, ExxonMobil, heykidsitsmoonman, and anyone associated with the account MoonCrew. JamesChicks makes a site announcing he will take a break from Moon Man sites for now.