TIGER Handheld

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TIGER Handhelds
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Original YTMND:
Conan is.. A TIGER HANDHELD!  
Worthy spinoffs:
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Many of the fads that exist on YTMND would also have their own "TIGER Handheld" site, which related to what the fad represented. The sites have the LCD graphics displaying what the original fad starter had in the site, in addition to some editing to include a score or anything related to that. The buttons were also customized in some cases to make it seem like a real interactive game.

This fad was started by the original Conan is... an Alligator! YTMND featuring Conan O'Brien flailing his arms like the jaws of an alligator.

That animated GIF was then incorporated into an original Tiger Handheld, with a few replacements.

The label was replaced by screen captures of Conan's show overlaid by a replaced screen. The LCD screen was then converted into a two-part grayscale animation of Conan opening and closing his arms like an alligator.

The fad took off with YTMND makers incorporating a basic formula:

  • Replace label with an overlay of the target character (id Picard, Ronald, Peppers, etc.).
  • Replace the LCD screen with a two-part animation depicting the original YTMND (ie Conan is, lol internet, etc).
  • Photoshop the buttons and their labels to create the illusion of a legitimate Tiger application. This was optional.

The looping sound file is usually an 8-bit version of which ever sound file was prevalent on the original YTMND. The idea was to make it sound low-tech and very 1990s.

There are dozens upon dozens of copy-cats and expansions of the Conan + Tiger YTMND, and a few of the more popular, entertaining ones are included.