The Brief: The words "Big Chungus," usually paired with a chubby version of Bugs Bunny is a popular meme with a convoluted backstory.
The image associated with Big Chungus comes from a Looney Tunes episode in which Bugs Bunny puffs himself up to mock Elmer Fudd, who had been chasing him. The word “chungus” was first coined by the video game journalist Jim Sterling who said that:
“Is said to mean anything and everything. Including but not limited to a chunky anus.”
In December 2018, Reddit user GaryTheTaco posted a photoshopped image that included a chubby Bugs Bunny on the front of a PS4 game called Big Chungus. A week later, a Gamestop manager posted on Facebook about a woman who had come into his store and unknowingly requested this made-up game for her son. This post went viral and the Big Chungus meme took off. Many versions of this meme are photoshopped covers for various sequel video games to the fictional “Big Chungus.”
The term big chungus has been more widely used to refer to chonky rabbits.
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