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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 musical 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.
On August 21st of 2009, AT&T became aware of the ever increasingly powerful force known as "Moon Man." Thus when the word "moon man" is typed into the TTS demo's box, it results in an automatic error message. Thankfully an intrepid young Moon Crew task force lead by FowderSoap quickly thwarted the evil plan, and discovered a way to bypass the error. FowderSoapReturns then created a new site in order to warn and instruct all those who would seek to aid the Moon Crew's cause. Moon Man Emergency Broadcast There is also an alternative and uncensored demo hosted by Wizzard.
Moon Speak and other common Moon Man themes and motifs
- " Hey guys, Moon Man here..."
- Moon Man's most commonly used greeting in which he informs us that he is here, and prompts us for what he is about to say.
- "ayeiojfoisuvfjksld" (example)
- A seemingly random grouping of letters put together to have Moon Man speak it in sites, it is also known as Moon Speak. An ancient and forgotten Moon language, Moon Speak defies interpretation since even its meaning is seemingly chaotic gibberish to normal human minds.
- "ol ol ol"
- the way Moon Man laughs.
- used to describe how Moon Man ejaculates.
- "and once/after I am done with it/that"
- A segue into another part of what Moon Man will do.
- "cockslapping or cockslaping"
- Describing how Moon Man will strike things with his lunar phallus.
- "massive moon cock"
- The term Moon Man tends to refer to his penis.
- "your mother's cunt"
- Moon Man rapes it, shoves things inside it, destroys it, etc.
- "Moon lasers"
- Moon Man has lasers which he often describes as 'very powerful', they are his main weapons for destruction and death.
- "...is awesome"
- Moon man saying something is awesome has become very common. Moon crew users also say things that are considered "awesome."
- "now you may be thinking, 'Moon Man...' "
- Used in sites where Moon Man considers what the listener will anticipate.
- "now you may say, 'But Moon Man...' "
- Moon Man's anticipation of the listener's protests or analysis.
- "into a vat"
- used in titles where the vat is filled with something strange and terrible.
- "oh did I mention / I forgot to mention"
- Moon Man's bait-and-switch punchline, often following a seemingly benign statement
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 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
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. And as it is a manifestation of only JamesChicks's Mooniverse, it is classified as non-canon. 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.
(Shortly After) - Soon after the Great Banning, the Moon Crew reemerged stronger than ever. The founders who were banned created new accounts such as farkkkle and FowderSoapReturns (an homage to UmfuldReturns). With a rise in the number of members, the Moon Crew continued about its business (of destroying YTMND), and even fostered a number of new "Up and Coming" sites.
November 4, 2009 - Moon Man is re-imagined in an all new story canon which depicts him walking amongst us all on Earth under the name "Real Life Moon Man" where he takes photos of himself interacting with the people he meets and then uploading them to YTMND with his own commentary for each photo. Credit goes to TheREALAmerica
January 11, 2010 - A new character is introduced into the Moon Man mythos: Goofy Clown Face, a homosexual/pedophiliac man who served time in jail for crimes unknown. Goofy Clown Face is voiced by Cepstral's "Duchess": http://cepstral.com/demos/. He was created by TheREALAmerica.
January 15, 2010 - $200.01 went to sponsoring a Moon Man site entitled "Moon man stabs you in the asshole", created by farkkkle. It was sponsored by xithix. xithix said that it was a "culmination sponsoring for farkkkle and Moon Man's tireless efforts."
February 21, 2010 - farkkkle creates his "sorta" 1000th site.
October 5, 2010 - farkkle unleashes more unholy hell when he once again spams ytmnd with dozens of Moon Man sites featuring the same clip of Soundgarden's "Spoonman"