When Memes Exceed Dreams: 'We Are Number One' Makes Meme History With a Live Performance

Now listen closely.
Here's a little lesson, in memery.
This is going down in his-tor-y.
If you want to be a meme #1.
You just have to do what Stefan has done.

Ahem.. excuse me.
This past weekend we bore witness to one of the greatest culminating moments in memedom as 'We Are Number On' secured its place in meme history.

It all started when actor Stefan Karl Stefanson posted an AMA discussing his battle with cancer and his role as Robbie Rotten.

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    From The AMA

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    2 months ago actor Stefan Karl Stefanson posted an AMA on Reddit discussing his battle with cancer and asking for help paying for the treatment on his gofundme. In it he answered whatever questions his fans had, most of which were about his role as Robbie Rotten in the kids series Lazy Town. Among the questions were what his favorite song to perform on the show was which led to a reader posting a link to 'We Are Number One' a song performed on the show. 

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    The meme exploded spawning various variations of the video, some of which are below, each more ridiculous than the last. Everything culminated in this meta moment when Stefan hosted a livestream with the composer of the song and the original actors, performing the song live and thus ending the meme once and for all. 

    Please feel free to visit Stefan's gofundme above and help him in his battle. 

    Here's the live performance of the song, along with the original and a selected sample of the insane recreations.

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    The Original

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    Stefán Karl Stefánsson Performs 'We Are number One' From Lazy Town

    Via: TheRealSullyG

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    The Live Version - With Full Interview

    Via: Stefan Stefansson

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    We Are Number One but the first 'hey' triggers a three-part contrapuntal arrangement of the melody

    Via: James Gales

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    The video is We Are Number One but each 'we are number one' is replaced with the Nutshack theme but each 'Nutshack' is replaced with We Are Number One and also the very last 'Hey, hey!' is made incredibly loud.

    Via: youtube

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    We Are Number One but every 'One' is replaced with a shitty /r/montageparodies post

    Via: youtube

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    We Are Number One but everytime someone says "One" a Minecraft Tutorial appears

    Via: youtube

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    We Are Number One but it's performed by Adolf Hitler

    Via: youtube

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    We are Number One but I didn't have time to finish the video

    Via: youtube

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    We Are Number One but when someone takes a step, they turn into a trumpet Mr.Skeltal

    Via: youtube

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    We Are Number One but the word 'one' makes the content aware scale stronger

    Via: punpun

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    We Are Number One but they forgot how to speak and other minor changes

    Via: Youtube

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    We Are Number One but its zoomed on the crotch area (the abscence of crotch triggers big weed man)

    Via: youtube
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