Howard the alien, also referred to as Money Longer Alien is a popular animation of a metallic colored extraterrestrial dancing to Money Longer by Lil Uzi Vert.
Online, the animation spawned countless parodies and remixes, predominantly on YouTube.
The Lil Uzi Vert song, used in the remixes was released on February 5th, 2016, with the title Money Longer, later getting featured on the mixtape Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, on April 15th.
“Howard the alien” first appeared on YouTube in the upload of 3D AL on December 3rd, 2017, where he is dancing in front of a green screen.
“Howard the alien” was first used as a meme in an iFunny post on July 3rd, 2018, shared by user Feat.
The video displays the alien dancing in front of the green screen, with captions telling viewers to imagine seeing and hearing this during a sleep paralysis, describing it as a Bruh Moment.
Within a few days, reposts of the video as well as remixes and parodies, replacing the green screen with other backgrounds started sprawling up on Instagram and YouTube.
The meme was viral in the summer of 2018, while also experiencing a comeback in the summer of 2019.