The Brief: For the month of October, Reddit fills up with skeleton memes including inside jokes about trumpet-playing, calcium-obsessed skeletons that say "doot doot."

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As a part of Spooktober celebrations, memes featuring calcium-craving-skeletons, trumpet-playing-skeletons, and other spooky themes haunt the internet. These spoopy memes are popular on Reddit and on the Dank Memes subreddit in particular.

The skull trumpetย or skeleton trumpet meme originated from a video of a cartoon skeleton playing the trumpet. From there, catchy remixes of the videos and various Halloween season memes surfaced and proliferated. “Doot doot” is often referenced in these memes as an onomatopoeia of the sound of a trumpet. Many memes joke about how skeletons love calcium because it helps them build strong bones.

Annually, on October 1st, Reddit and the rest of the internet experience a surge in Halloween memes and related content. Reddit’s brand of Halloween festivities typically focuses on skeletons, doot dooting, and references to Reddit’s unwavering devotion to celebrating spooktober.

Spooktober, Doot Doot, Calcium, & Skeleton Memes 2o19

These Spooktober skeleton memes usher in the month of October with seasonal spoopy puns, pop culture references, and riffs on popular meme formats.

Ight Imma Spook…

spooktober has arrived from dankmemes

Spook month started spooky mems coming from memes

In October, stonks are called “spooks”

 

It do be like that from memes

I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend from dankmemes

Skeletons aren’t the only spooky mascot to grace the internet with their presence…

We need equality and justice !! from memes

Guy blinking:ย 

first guy to die lmao from dankmemes

DOOT DOOT from dankmemes

Me and the boys celebrating Spooktober:

Makes sense, because it is a dead meme from dankmemes

 

we fight as brothers from memes

Happy October 1st from memes

And so it begins, tis the spooky season from memes

Milk recommendations from memes

 

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2sp๐Ÿ‘€ky4me from r/dankmemes

Spook ops from r/dankmemes

Mean doots from r/dankmemes