The Brief: In honor of Halloween, people are sharing spooky skeleton memes.


As a part of Spooktober celebrations, memes featuring calcium-craving-skeletons, trumpet-playing-skeletons, and other spooky themes haunt the internet. Spooky skeleton memes are particularly popular on Reddit.

The skull trumpet or skeleton trumpet meme originated from a video of a cartoon skeleton playing the trumpet.

From there, catchy remixes of the videos and various skeleton 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 skeletons loving calcium, presumably to help build strong bones.

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