Now it’s time to get funky refers to a popular line from the song of DJ Casper: “Cha Cha Slide”.
The line became a significant meme online during the 2010’s, similar to another bar from the song Cha Cha Real Smooth.
“Now it’s time to get funky” is often featured on image macro memes, depicting various animals, the most popular of which is a jerboa or a hopping mouse.
The iconic meme song of DJ Casper was first released on August 2nd, 2000, under the title “Cha Cha Slide” with the lyrics containing dancing instructions, which became highly popular among listeners during the 2000.
The catchphrase of course appeared in various other songs as well, however due to the high meme value of “Cha Cha Slide” “Now it’s time to get funky” is closely associated with DJ Casper.
Various parodies would appear in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, like the YouTube upload of WorldWideWitteos, shared under the title “Now it’s Time to get Funky” on January 18th, 2013.
“Now it’s time to get funky” image macro memes, containing the jerboa started appearing online during the summer of 2019, used in an ironic manner, mainly on sites like Reddit, iFunny and me.me.