Last week Twitter was taken by storm by a new trend to irrevocably alter any TV series by changing a single letter. How we laughed at Sesame Streep, House of Carbs and How to get Away With Mulder.
But in internet terms, last week is basically the late Mesozoic era. Now there’s a new trend that really has legs: hairy, sure-footed legs.
Yes, even funnier than changing titles with clever letter substitution is putting the word “goat” in there, as tweeters using the hashtag #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithGoat have discovered today.
Dramas become funny, romances disturbing, and horror films – well, they’re even scarier than ever before. Goats will eat ANYTHING. Can Godzilla say that?
Below we’ve collected a few of our favourites for your delectation – though the people on Twitter are doubtless farming out thousands more as we speak. Are you ready? Get set…GOAT!
Some of the suggested replacements brought a new touch of menace
— Muh Feelz (@RScottKaiser) February 10, 2015
— Flex Surveys (@FlexSurveys) February 10, 2015
— Jayson Rigby (@JaysonRigby) February 10, 2015
— Ina Fried (@inafried) February 10, 2015
Some suggestions were outright terrifying
— Eric Weiss ?? (@ZombieRiot) February 10, 2015
— Fandom hears the bells ? (@getFANDOM) February 10, 2015
— Shelly (@sobieberbutera) February 10, 2015
But most people tried to keep it light – goats are famously pleasant creatures, after all.
— Saeed Ahmed (@saeed_ahmed) February 10, 2015
— Valerie vd Graaf (@ValerievdGraaf) February 10, 2015
As goat as it gets #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithGoat
— Perdita Lawton (@LittleMissVO) February 10, 2015
The Goat that Rocked #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithGoat
— Tom Sullivan (@ComedyDignitas) February 10, 2015
— LiNCOLN PARK (@linc0lnpark) February 10, 2015
— Pikachu (@Piiiikaachu) February 10, 2015
Frankly, some suggestions were too clever for their own good
— Demetria Dixon (@demetriadixon) February 10, 2015
— CΔSΞУ [??45??] (@_OneEyedFatMan_) February 10, 2015
And some…well, they were just a bit disturbing
— Josie Baker (@josiebeany) February 10, 2015
— Josh (@JoshRyanUK) February 10, 2015
It’s enough to make you call a stop to it all…
— Patrick (Pa) Ward (@Pa_Ward1) February 10, 2015
Then again, we might all have fundamentally misunderstood the game. Unless anyone’s goat any final suggestions, it’s back to the drawing board…
#ReplaceAMovieTitleWithGoat Does no one realise that the movie will always be "Goat"?
— Wee Albet (No longer active) (@Weealbet) February 10, 2015