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As a portmanteau of "random" and "dumb", Randumb is a meme aesthetic that is often combined with Scene and Emo. Most notably, Randumb is often characterized by acting silly in public and on the internet, and the aesthetic is hated on by many.


Randumb content has been around since the 1990s, but it was popularized in 2001, when Neil Cicierega created a series of flash animations known as “Animutation”, which have been developed by the newer generation of randumb people. In 2002, Jenny Schultz created a website that defined a version of randumb which was considered more mature than the randumb known today.

In 2005, Katy t3h p3ngu1n 0f d00m as she called herself sprang onto 4Chan, introducing the most well known form of randumb.

Animations made on Scratch, the coding program are often randumb.


The Randumb subculture has “tainted” many forms of media by popularizing it in the community.



  • Jennifer Government (Max Barry) (2002)
  • Warriors (Erin Hunter) (2003-)
  • Catcher In The Rye (JD Salinger) (1951)
  • Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole) (1980)


  • Lunime Games (2017-)


  • The Matrix (including two of the sequels) (1999-)
  • Sex Drive (2008)
  • Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


  • Invader Zim (2001-2006)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010-2019)
  • MAD (2010-2013)
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (2012-2015)
  • Many anime, especially Dragon Ball Z and Naruto
  • Adult Swim
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999; 2017-2018; 2022-)
  • Various sketch comedy shows such as Monty Python (1969-1974), Saturday Night Live (1975-), Kids in the Hall (1988-1995; 2022-)
  • Fanboy and ChumChum (2009-2014)
  • Adventure Time (2010-2018)


  • Orion's Arm (2000-)


The randumb subculture often shares music with emo and scene subculture, but some songs that are made for the randumb subculture more so than ones made for the emo and scene subculture will try to stand out from regular scene music, with chipmunked vocals and crunched up audio as elements usually.

  • Ke$ha
  • Parry Gripp
  • 100 gecs
  • Lemon Demon
  • Charli XCX
  • Kero Kero Bonito
  • QT