Say hello to Pizza Rat.
You would think that when one of the worst things in the universe (rats) meets one of the best things in the universe (pizza) that the latter would be forever tarnished but no, somehow this rat managed to turn everything around and be an international treasure after he was caught on camera lugging a slice of pizza larger than itself down a flight of stairs on the New York subway.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jokes almost write themselves. Matt Little, the comedian who recorded Pizza Rat's struggle, told Buzzfeed that "It’s all a metaphor for living in New York. You have too far to go and too much carry. But life gives you as much as you can handle.”
Of course, the internet at large was spellbound and horrified at the same time, but also full of humour about it.
I'm looking forward to the book of life philosophy built around #PizzaRat
— Sara Yasin (@missyasin) September 21, 2015
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 21, 2015
I don't think #PizzaRat would be as cute if he were carrying a severed hand down the stairs
— Rob Huebel (@robhuebel) September 22, 2015
— President Trump (@Writeintrump) September 22, 2015
so excited my ex-boyfriend has at last found internet fame #pizzarat
— Keely Flaherty (@flahertykeely) September 21, 2015
just left my wife and kid to start a new life with pizza rat.
— Dad (@markhoppus) September 21, 2015
I'm impatiently sitting by the phone to see if I get hired as the voice of #PizzaRat
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) September 21, 2015
— Rizzo (@Rizzo) September 21, 2015
Biden/Pizza Rat 2016.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 21, 2015
Right now Meryl Streep is trying on prosthetic teeth and fur options in preparation for the Pizza Rat biopic.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) September 21, 2015
— jlasoul (@_jlsl) September 21, 2015