What Is the "Melon Collie" Meme?


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The Melon Collie meme is an image of a collie wearing a watermelon on its head. It is a literal and humorous interpretation of the 1995 Smashing Pumpkins album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness."

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The play on words in the album title is the fact that "mellon collie" is a homophone – that is, words that sound alike – for "melancholy," which means sadness. The album is over 90 minutes long, contains 28 tracks and won seven Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. A collie is an intelligent dog with a herding instinct; the most famous collie was TV's Lassie.

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