Lyric From Disney’s Hercules Becomes Remix Meme

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And Then Along Came Zeus is a lyric in the song “The Gospel Truth” from the 1997 Disney film Hercules. The lyric has been used in numerous remixes in which the lyric plays and various characters appear to get smote by Zeus’ lighting bolt.

Origin

In the 1997 film Hercules, the song “The Gospel Truth” opens the film, telling the events before the beginning of the film. One lyric explains how Zeus locked up the Titans (shown below).

On October 12th, 2017, YouTuber Kodabo posted a video which spliced in Jake Paul appearing to get struck by lightning, gaining over 38,000 views (shown below).

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The meme did not begin growing popular on YouTube until 2020. On January 5th, 2020, user ReelSonder posted a reference to Avatar: The Last Airbender, gaining over 12,000 views (shown below, left). On January 6th, user PatrickStarGames posted an example using a clip from SpongeBob (shown below, right).

The format surged in popularity in late July and early August of 2020. On July 30th, user MM Corp TV posted an example that gained over 18,000 views (shown below, left). On August 5th, user nihonium posted the most popular video with the format to date, gaining over 420,000 fiews (shown below, right).

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