Sat Nov 21

Behind The Meme: Ba Dum Tss (Rimshot)

The sound ”Ba Dum Tss” is a tune played by drummers to emphasize an obvious pun stated by the comic. The rimshot has become a big part of pop culture because of its comedic melody and well-timed use.


The Rimshot was invented by Gene Krupa and many musicians and comedians have used it over the years to refine their skills or simply to showcase a really bad joke.

Its Virality

The Rimshot is nowadays used in various media and stage acts. The tune has been used in many cartoons and shows such as “Spongebob Squarepants”, “My Little Pony”, “The Office” and many more.

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