Best Twitter joke ever? User finishes tweet 5 years later
A pair of tweets from the Twitter account @DrFNFurter are pictured. A joke from the account holder was completed on May 8, 2014. (@DrFNFurter / Twitter)
Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:26AM EDT
A Twitter user played what some are calling the "best Twitter joke" ever, by completing a tweet five years after starting to compose it.
An account under the name Frank Furter (handle @DrFNFurter) completed the tweet last week, exactly five years after starting to write it.
The account holder had initially tweeted "I see you shiver with antici …" on May 8, 2009.
And then last Thursday, the account holder tweeted "…pation."
... pation.— Frank Furter (@DrFNFurter) May 8, 2014
I see you shiver with antici ...— Frank Furter (@DrFNFurter) May 8, 2009
The tweets reference the lyrics from the song "Sweet Transvestite," which is featured in the 1975 cult movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." In the film, one of the main characters is a transvestite named Dr. Frank N. Furter, played by actor Tim Curry.
The tweets have been widely shared on Twitter, garnering more than 40,000 retweets as of Tuesday morning. Other Twitter users are praising Frank Furter for a joke well played.
"Best Twitter joke possibly ever. Five years in the making. Well done," user Dandy McFopperson tweeted.
User Joe D'Angelo tweeted: "Hands down @DrFNFurter has won the Internet. Five years to finish a tweet. Unbelievable."
Despite only tweeting four times since 2009, the account now has more than 2,000 followers.
The company allows users to create parody accounts impersonating others, so long as the user takes steps to identify the account as a fake one.