Charlie Schmidt, Fatso the Cat, 1984

Keyboard Cat is an Internet meme starring Charlie Schmidt’s cat, Fatso. It was Schmidt who manipulated his cat in such a way that leads viewers to believe Fatso is playing a nice upbeat tempo on a keyboard. The video was taped back in 1984 and Schmidt put it on YouTube in June 2007. He named it charlie schmidt’s cool cats. Later he changed the title to Charlie Schmidt’s Keyboard Cat (THE ORIGINAL). Keyboard Cat was further popularized by Brad O’Farrell, Stephen Colbert and many others. People love seeing Fatso play on his little keyboard. It was ranked #2 on Current TV’s ‘50 Greatest Viral Videos’ list.

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