If you tuned into Februarys Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct, then you might have noticed that everyone in viewer chat was fixated on one thing. Every so often, youd see a current of frog emoji blitzing through the livestream. Or, folks would just say two words over and over again: froggy chair.
As fans know, the froggy chair is a part of a furniture set within Animal Crossing, which also includes something called a lily-pad table. Its a humble ensemble which, while included in the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, may not have graced many households with its presence. But now, everyone is dying to know if froggy chair will make an appearance in the Nintendo Switch installment, myself included.
If Nintendo doesnt show the new, updated Froggy Chair in the Animal Crossing New Horizons direct Im going to fucking die
Patricia Hernandez (@xpatriciah) February 19, 2020
The meme was originally born on Reddit, where users uploaded an Avengers: Endgame joke that riffed off a scene involving Thanos and a young Gamorra. While it was a simple edit of a template, its wholesome, unexpected nature made it easy to embrace.
Image: Sebastian_Kackmann via Reddit
While the gag was good, it percolated slowly until the marketing push for Animal Crossing: New Horizonsreally started rolling. With more people thinking about the idyllic life simulator, more folks started embracing the froggy chair joke. Part of what makes it funny is that, because the image comes from a 3DS game, seeing the froggy chair reproduced, enlarged, and widened diminishes the already pixelly images quality even further. Its silly for everyone to say theyre obsessed with this thing that looks kinda bad, yet is somehow Very Important.
Its random, but really, the froggy chair obsession encapsulates the Animal Crossing spirit. Here is a series where something as simple as holding a balloon or taking a sip of coffee feels exciting of course wed be the type of fandom who would give it all to get a small, cute pleasure. Everyone playing the game probably has their own version of the froggy chair.
Unfortunately, while its still unclear if Nintendo will include the amphibian furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the memes are still pretty damn good. Here are some of my favorites.