Moonbase Alpha is a form of meme that is often mixed with TOOT in threads due to the content of a specific pony mashup. The video was created with an audio track that mixed the Overworld music from Super Mario Bros 2 and the Text to Speech generator of a game known as Moonbase Alpha, made by NASA as a simulator, which is known with players to repeatingly spam the chat with totally random words and phrases. The video portion was taken from several MLPFIM episodes to try and go along with what was being said by the speech generator.
- IM LAUGHING FOR REAL RIGHT NOW!
- 999999999 (nine nine nine)
- JOHN MADDEN
- HOLLA HOLLA GET $ (dollar)
- SNAKE! SNAKE!!! SNAKE!
- ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! (question mark exclamation point question mark exclamation point)
- HERE COMES ANOTHER CHINESE EARTHQUAKE!
LegendAmong others. The original video, from which the audio was taken from, was several years old and had reached a point where it was purely annoying to those who already knew about it. The creator of the original does not approve of the pony version because of how overused the audio is, not necessarily because of ponies. The pony version was made in February 2011, around the same time that Ponychan was made, thus Ponychan's memology is greatly influenced by it.
The Super Mario Bros. soundtrack, specifically, was one of the major influences of the rising popularity of the "Pony Thread Simulator."
It is not common to see these days, but in the early days of ponychan it was a possible derail, but also had threads dedicated to itself and TOOT.