Why do they call it oven? refers to a popular nonsensical internet copypasta, which goes “Why do they call it oven when you of in the cold food of out hot eat the food?”.
It is often paired with a panel from Garfield, depicting Jon reaching in the oven, while pondering upon the question.
The copypasta originates from the tweet of Twitter user @YashichiDSF, who posted the question on August 31st, 2013.
It took five years until the copypasta would spread to Reddit, where its upcoming popularity would be founded.
“Why do they call it oven?” first appeared on Reddit on September 5th, 2018, however it didn’t garner any attention.
The meme started to gain recognition after it was paired with the comic panel from Garfield.
This was first posted on Tumblr by ewaneneollav on August 20th, 2019.