Hypnotoad IRL

By Phil Plait | September 19, 2009 1:28 pm

ZOOLOGY IS THE BEST SCIENCE. ESPECIALLY AMPHIBIANS. WE SHOULD ALL SUPPORT AND OBEY AMPHIBIANS.

hypnotoad_irl

Anyone out there in BALand know what kind of toad frog this is for realz? Very cool. Update: It’s an Amazon Horned Frog. Thanks to commenter Charles (#4 below)!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, TV/Movies
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Comments (65)

  1. Ken

    Looks like my first wife’s mother

  2. Kevin F.

    Hey, it’s the – ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  3. Daryl

    Wow, thats….thats just weird haha, i wonder if any of the animators or writers for Futurama ever saw one of these little buggers

  4. Flavio

    It should be the Surinam horned frog:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratophrys_cornuta

    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  5. Charles

    I believe that is an Amazon Horned Frog.

  6. I'd rather be fishin'

    It’s a baby picture of the younger sister of the Gungan general!

  7. nih

    Thats not the hyp – ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  8. IVAN3MAN AT LARGE

    Yes, it’s the Amazon or South American horned frog, Ceratophrys, which is a genus of frogs in the family Leptodactylidae, subfamily Ceratophryinae.

  9. It’s a modified version of this picture.

  10. Randy
  11. Dan I.

    And the winner is!

    The Hypnotoad

    *CLAP*…*CLAP*

  12. Bruce the Canuck

    Cm’on, it’s obviously an infant Hynerian.

  13. You feeling ok there Phil? ūüėČ

    Cool frog.

  14. ColonelFazackerley

    Mary’s monday metazoan!
    Erm, which blog is this?

  15. DrFlimmer

    I wonder if this could be a tatoo….. ūüėÄ

  16. Wendy

    “ZOOLOGY IS THE BEST SCIENCE”? Wow, Phil, Hypnotoad has really left his mark on you….

  17. Hee. It looks like a cross between Hypnotoad and Lrrr.

  18. Adrian Lopez

    “ZOOLOGY IS THE BEST SCIENCE”

    Is Hypnotoad in cahoots with PZ Myers?

  19. Pierre

    WE SHOULD SEND ALL OUR MONEY TO THE AMAZONIAN ZOOLOGICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY, THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE BATRACIANS, THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AMERICAN FAUNA, THE FROG LOVERS GROUP…. ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD…

    (After 20 years on the internet, I think it’s the first time I write something all in uppercase… gah)

  20. dhtroy

    Well now, doesn’t he look all smug.

  21. Actually, frogs and salamanders are extremely important creatures to study. Because of their porous skin, they soak up whatever toxins are in their environment and thus are extremely susceptible to mutation and disease. The health of an ecosystem’s amphibians telegraphs the health of the ecosystem itself.

    That, and…OBEY THE HYPNOTOAD….

  22. Kevin F.

    While we’re on memes…. forgive me Phil.

  23. Dan I.

    @ 26 Kevin F.

    Did you make that or find that? Cause that is awesome..

    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

    (I seriously think Phil should end every blog entry with that sentence now)

  24. Kevin F.

    I take full responsibility. ūüėÄ

  25. mymatedave

    @ Kevin F, awesomeness, but not as awesome as THE GLORY THAT IS HYPNOTOAD!!!!

  26. Melanie
  27. Carles
  28. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  29. jason

    Why are the eye lids colored in your pic while in the original they are grey

  30. Chew

    The photo is obviously photosh ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD!

  31. THE HYPNOTOAD IS THE KING!

  32. Zyggy

    @Kevin F: HAHAHAH…..HA….H…

    …ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  33. Woof

    I, for one, welcome our new amphibian overlord.

  34. Alabado sea el Supremo Batracio!!!.
    Hipnotoad FTW!!!

  35. Jack Mitcham

    Has PZ Myers bee ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  36. Inertially Guided

    Looks like something out of an H.P Lovecraft story…or a bad trip.

  37. Aleksandar

    I too say it looks more like Rygel XVI. Tgough heck yeah, I’d never though I’d say “thats a awesome looking frog”

  38. Yeebok Shu'in

    I, for one, welcome our new hypnotoad overlords.

  39. I LOVED IT
    IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN “CATS”
    I’M GOING TO SEE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN

    …whoops, wrong hypno-reference.

  40. Gary Ansorge

    Hmmm! I wonder if toads legs are as tasty as frogs,,,erk,,,”Hey! Let go of my leg, you toad!”

    Gary 7

  41. Wendy

    LMAO @ Kevin F.!!!!!!

  42. Mike

    All glory to the hypnotoad

  43. Tanner

    Phil this is so pointless, I can’t believe you’re wasting both yours and our precious time on random pontless stuff like this, it’s is just another example of ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  44. Keith (the first one)

    Yay! Unfortunately all the good comments have been made by now

  45. Barry

    Wasn’t there a deadly Amazonian Staring Frog in Southpark?

  46. Justin

    I’ve seen better fr…. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  47. Strahlungsamt

    “Wazowski, you forgot your paperwork again!”

    Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

  48. ND

    Amazing looking creature. It’s as if it’s physically designed to just sit there like a mantle piece and not move at all.

  49. Bob L

    ALL HAIL THE HYNOTOAD! WE MUST SERVE THE HYPNOTOAD!

  50. Nes

    Meh, I dunno. Everybody Loves Hypnotoad has been going downhill since season three.

  51. Kevin F.

    @ Strahlungsamt: “Your stunned silence is veeery reassuring.”

  52. that guy

    I laughed so hard it hurt my Boneitis!

  53. Gregory

    Its not like you can just resist it!
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hypnotoad-bizzare-illusions/id408216601?mt=8
    I did try but as yo… ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

  54. Mike

    Can’t blame the chance to post this – ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

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