Don your Arabian Googles for this one, because Hamood Habibi refers to a viral CGI video depicting a child clapping and dancing, while singing Hamood Habibi in Arabic.
While the exact origin of the animation is not known, a watermark in the corner, links it to Muhammad Ghaloum.
The “Hamood Habibi” video was first uploaded to YouTube on March 4th, 2007, by Tahloube S.
The translation of the rhyme, originating from the r/translate subreddit goes as follows:
Hamoud dear Hamoud, Hamoud dear (x2)
Wake up! (x2)
Oh Ahmad Hamadi (x2)”
While the video was popular on the Arab internet for a while, it was introduced to a wider audience on July 11th, 2017, when @PyrocynicalVEVO shared a tweet where he compared the character in the animation to Sheen Estevez from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Starting in the summer of 2017, numerous parodies for “Hamood Habibi” were uploaded to YouTube, as well as remasters, attempting to render the original animation in a higher definition.
- Know Your Meme – Hamood/Hamood Habibi