"Domo-kun" First Appears on Japanese Television

Domo (どーもくん, Dōmo-kun?) is the mascot of Japan's NHK television station, appearing in several 30 second stop-motion sketches shown as station identification during shows.

In 2006 Nickelodeon announced that it was to develop 26 two-minute shorts of Domo-kun for broadcast in the United States. In December 2007 ICv2 announced that Nickelodeon would begin airing the shorts in early 2008.

According to KnowYourMeme.com, the most famous image macro of Domo-kun (the classic chasing kittens scene) first appeared on Fark.com on November 28, 2002