Biggie Cheese, a rapping mouse from the mediocre 2006 animated film Barnyard, has spent the last decade languishing in underappreciated obscurity. But now he’s back, biggie-er and cheesier than ever, thanks to furry cybersex and weird teen meme culture.
Cheese owes his surprising comeback almost entirely to a sexy chat session between two furries, people who identify and roleplay, to various degrees, as animals. Out of nowhere, one of the partners decides to bring Biggie Cheese into the picture, and things get strange very quickly.
Screenshots of the chat were brought to light by Facebook page called Unironically Exposing Furries Worldwide, whose stated mission is to “expose the most hypocrite, vile, arrogant, two-faced, hypocrite and furries that are around, while at times also posting funny memes.” It was eventually removed, but not before it catapulted Biggie Cheese back into the spotlight and made him a bigger star than he ever was in 2006.
And now there’s a #BiggieCheeseChallenge, where people start roleplays and then prank their partners by introducing Biggie Cheese to the mix.