“Donde Esta la Biblioteca” was a Youtube fad stemming from the NBC sitcom series Community. This line comes from a Spanish rap song played in the 2nd episode of the 1st season. This sitcom premiered in the end of 2009, starting Donald Glover, Danny Pudi, and Joel McHale. In the closing credits of this episode, Glover and Pudi perform a  freestyle Spanish rap, making no sense, which translates to “Where is the library?” in English. This phrase is often the first phrase taught at a beginners level Spanish class.

The lyrics of this popular Spanish rap song are as follows:

Original in Spanish

Donde, está, la biblioteca. Me llamo T-Bone La araña discoteca. Discoteca, muñeca, La biblioteca Está en bigotes grandes, el perro, manteca. Manteca, bigotes, gigante, pequeño, la cabeza es nieve, cerveza es bueno. Buenos dias, me gusta papas frías, los bigotes de la cabra Es Cameron Diaz.

Yea boi. Boi. Yea. What. It’s 2009. Word.

English Translation

Where is the library? My name is T-Bone the disco spider. Disco, doll, the library is in the big mustache, dog, lard. Lard mustache, huge, little, head is snow, beer is good. Good day, I like cold potatoes, the goat’s mustache is Cameron Diaz!

Yea boi. Boi. Yea. What. It’s 2009. Word.

Increased Popularity:

The first time this clip saw the internet was on September 30th, 2009, thanks to Youtube. This clip featured two students in the school cafeteria covering the original rap. A month later, a remix was posted on Youtube and has since then gotten over 890,000 views.




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