|January 13, 2008|
uncle philTMND sites first began appearing after the original site was created by the user dasmooseon Jan 13th, 2008. uncle philTMND sites are based on the sitcom character Phillip Banks. Although some claim that the fad was a forced effort by some parties, its popularity caught on instantly. Particularly, Uncle Phil's love for mashed potatoes is realized in the accentuated quote "Pillowy mounds of mashed potatoes." Keaton made the awesome watermark, LOL and ROFL.
The toolkit for uncle philTMNDs can be found.
Reasons for uncle philTMND's success
While many fads are often tied down by one song or image, users have found numerous ways to encorporate Phillip Banks and mashed potatoes into unique YTMNDs.
Let's face it, Phillip Banks was one of the most charming and likeable sitcom characters of the nineties. If Phillip's big bald head and warm smile doesn't cheer you up, I don't know what will.
bonushobo's Epic Prediction
On the comment page of theYTMND, about 7.5 months before the official release of philTMND, user bonushobo predicts the impending popularity of mashed po-ta-toes:
2007-05-27 03:39:55 bonushobo: i have a feeling i might be hearing this alot in the near future
2008-01-14 20:02:29 TravisBatos: bonushobo can predict the future?
2008-01-19 18:19:40 Ochobobo: lol
2008-01-23 22:41:05 Notedog: Epic prediction.