When the Montreal Canadiens took on the Vegas Golden Knights on November 10, the game marked Tomas Tatar‘s first matchup against the team that benched him in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But it was a fan’s pronunciation of his name, not his goal, that went viral.
Sportsnet showed Habs fan Dérek Toulouse in the concourse during the game. The Habs fan pointed at the camera and pronounced Tatar’s name–but his Québécois accent gave it a meme-worthy quality. And thus, Tomas Tatarrrrr Guy was born.
Truly, the linguistic and cinematic masterpiece of our time.
The Habs invited Toulouse to meet his nick-name-sake after Tuesday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Tomas Tatar, who’s tweeted that Toulouse was “an absolute legend,” posed for pictures with him and a friend.
No word on whether or not brewskis were exchanged.
Absolute legend . 👏👏👏😂 I owe this guy few more brewskies 🍺 https://t.co/a8nb4GR6xw
— Tomas Tatar (@TomasTatar90) November 12, 2018
Toulouse is Very Famous in Montreal parts. He recently created a personal Twitter account in November where his personal description is simply, succinctly, eloquently: “Tooomassss tttaaatttaarrrr.” He now gets thousands of interactions on his Tatarrrrr tweets.
— derek toulouse (@DerekToulouse) November 18, 2018
The Habs ran with the internet gold, and put him on Twitter.
Il est là!
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 28, 2018
They also used him on their jumbotron and later Tatar scored!
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Habs president Geoff Moulson even got in on the Tatarrrr craze.
Tomas Tahtaahhhh! #GHG
— Geoff Molson (@GMolsonCHC) November 18, 2018
Long live Tatarrrrr Guy.
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