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22 Fantastic Ping Pong GIFs

by: Esteban On  Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tags:  Funny   Gifs   Ping Pong   Table Tennis  

ping pong gifs

Sometimes it’s called table tennis; other times it’s called ping pong. The difference? Well, if you play it in a gym in shorts and sneakers with your arms flailing all over the place, it’s table tennis. If you play it in your basement and the paddle has orange fingerprints on it from the Doritos you were eating, it’s ping pong.

Former: Olympic sport. Latter: hobby. You get the idea. Anyway, this list is going to have a little bit of both. Some of the GIFs are just ridiculous examples of idiots (or cats) playing ping pong, exhibiting almost no talent whatsoever. But some of them feature real table tennis players doing awesome table tennis type stuff. I won’t tell you which ones are which, though. Based on the criteria set out above, I think you can figure it out. In any case…enjoy!

22. Gump Pong

forrest gump ping pong scene

Hey, remember when Forrest Gump became the U.S. Army’s official ping pong ambassador? That was cool. And mesmerizing.

21. Kesler Pong

kesler dive gif ping pong

Ryan Kesler is never going to hear the end of it, is he? In case you don’t know what this is, it’s Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler being used as a ping pong ball. Before his team was eliminated by the Kings in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kesler became a meme when we took a very theatrical dive in an attempt to draw a penalty. So, yeah.

20. Cat playing ping pong

cat playing ping pong gif

Guess what? Cats love ping pong. A lot.

19. Another cat playing ping pong

cat playing ping pong gif

See, told you cats love ping pong. And there’s still more where these came from.

18. Dogs just like to watch

dog watching ping pong gif

Like 86-year-old Hugh Hefner with his 23-year-old Playboy Bunny girlfriends, dogs know that if they actually got involved, they’d just mess things up. So they just like to watch.

17. Laser Pong

extreme ping pong

Behold: the ping pong of the future. Looks like fun.

16. Robo Pong

robots playing ping pong table tennis

Sure, they’re playing ping pong now, but soon they’ll be taking our jobs. And I imagine we’ll eventually have to torch the sky with nuclear weapons in a last-ditch effort to prevent them from taking over the world. So I don’t see what’s so great about this.

15. Nuclear Fission Pong

nuclear fission ping pong ball demo

Apparently this is supposed to explain nuclear fission. Of course, I don’t know anything about that, but this kind of makes me want to learn something, which I’m sure is the point.

14. Light Speed Pong

fast ping pong gif

This is what it looks like when I play ping pong. Totally epic.

embarrassing ping pong victory dance

The NFL has it’s touchdown celebration dances; table tennis has this.

12. PP Fail, Part I

table tennis fail

This is one part flimsy table, one part clumsy doofus.

11. PP Fail, Part II

table tennis fail

These guys started off playing beer pong. Moving on to actual ping pong was a bad choice.

10. Yep, more cats

cats playing ping pong

What can I say? There are a lot of GIFs of cats playing ping pong out there on the internet. Actually, there are a lot of GIFs of cats, period. (The term “LOLcat” didn’t come from nowhere.)

9. Ping Pong Cat Goes to Jail

ping pong cat prison

It’s nice to know that ping pong cat is doing his best to help rehabilitate inmates at the local penitentiary.

8. Tommy Lee Pong

tommy lee jones japanese commercial

No, this isn’t from a movie. It’s from a commercial Tommy Lee Jones did for Japanese coffee company “Boss.” There’s a whole slew of them. Google it.

7. Kramer Pong

kramer seinfeld ping pong

Last week we brought you Kramer doing karate. This week we bring you Kramer playing ping pong.

6. Ridiculous table tennis shot

amazing ping pong shot

See, this is the difference between ping pong and table tennis: flailing arms, sneakers, absence of cheetos.

5. Awesome table tennis rally

amazing ping pong

Another great example of wicked table tennis.

4. Baby Pong

baby playing ping pong

Venus and Serena Williams’ dad put tennis rackets in his daughters’ hands when they were like 3 years old. Earl Woods put a golf club in Tiger’s hands before he was even 2. This guy decided he’d try to do the same thing—only with a much less lucrative sport.

3. Craaazy shot

awesome ping pong shot

Unlike regular tennis, no matter how hard you swing a table tennis paddle, there’s only so fast that ball is going to go, what with the laws of physics and all. So I’m not sure this gigantic swing is really necessary. It does look awesome, though.

2. Nursing Home Pong

hospital bed ping pong

That’s the spirit. Keep active buddy.

1. Nunchuk Pong

bruce lee ping pong

Obviously, this is fake—from a Nokia cell phone commercial. (The connection between Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchuks and Nokia cell phones is obvious, right?) If you thought it was real, you might be an idiot. It’s still awesome, though.