A lot of memes are quotes of Lightning McQueen from the 2006 Disney and Pixar Cars film, like Kerchoo and I am Speed that have been spread in 2016 on Facebook, iFunny and Reddit as an ironic punchline on picture macros.
I Am Speed Memes
I Am Speed is a quote by Lightning McQueen from the Cars movie franchise as a way to boost confidence while racing. The film shot is often used as the background for a series of memes popularized in Reddit.
The word “Kerchoo” is a deliberately deteriorated twist of “Ka-Chow”, featuring a photograph of “Lightning McQueen”.
As of September 17, 2016, the Tumblr user uploaded the earliest known iteration of Kerchoo above the “Kootchow” subtitle. It received over 200 ratings.
In late August, Instagram user published a picture counseling guys on how they should initiate a chat with a girl by using “Kachow” on a post that gained over 1,255 likes. A Twitter account reposted the joke as a tweet on August 25 and got more than 4,200 retweets and 6,300 likes on the 12th of October 2016. Over the course of September, Kerchoo Memes have become mainstream on iFunny and Reddit.