On October 17, 2006, YouTube user Kajetokun submitted a video entitled "9000!! NINE THOUSAAAAANDD!". It then became an internet meme.

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Transcript

Open as smoke clears after Goku, our hero, has finished a lengthy power sequence. Or an attack, or something. Pan right to two intimidated bad guys: Vegeta, the leader, and Nappa, his subordinate.

NAPPA
Vegeta! What does the scouter say about his power level?

VEGETA
It's over nine thousaaaand!
(crushes his scouter in fury)

VEGETA
--over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

VEGETA
--over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)
(slow)
--OOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEERRRRR NIIIIIIIIINE THOOOOOOUUUUUUUSSAAAAAAAAANNNNNND
(CRUUUUUUUUUUSH)

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

Meanwhile, in a different anime series entirely, a giant robot's eye flash menacingly

--then it gets punched in face

VEGETA
It's over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)
--over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
(slow)
VEEEEEEEGGEEEEEETTTAAAAAAAAAA--

NAPPA
(reacting)
What!? Nine thousand?!

VEGETA
--over nine--

Robot blinks-- kapow

VEGETA
--thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
Vegeta!

NAPPA
(reacting)
What!? Nine thousand?!

VEGETA
--over--

NAPPA
--Nine thousand?!

Blink; punch--

punch--

punch--

VEGETA
--thousaaaand
(crush)

NAPPA
--power level?

VEGETA
It's--

Strange lilac stick figures dance, clap, then punch each other (??)

VEGETA
--over--

NAPPA
--Nine thousand?!

blink-- punch

VEGETA
--thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
--power level?

Pause. Vegeta sternly surveys the scene.

VEGETA
It's--

Pause. Vegeta sternly surveys the scene.

VEGETA
--thousaaaand
(crush)
thooouuusaaaaand
(cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuush)

Vegeta sternly surveys the scene.

VEGETA
--over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
(earlier)
Hey, Vegeta, what's up?

Vegeta grunts and looks upwards. Goku is hovering sinisterly in the sky!

Vegeta sternly surveys the--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

VEGETA
It's over nine thousaaaa--
(crush)

NAPPA
Hey, Vegeta, what's up?

Vegeta st--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

MASTER ROSHI
(elsewhere entirely)
Piccolo's--

NAPPA
--Nine thousand?!

MASTER ROSHI
Piccolo's--

VEGETA
--nine thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

NAPPA
Vegeta!--

NAPPA
Hey, Vegeta--

Vegeta sternly surv--

VEGETA
--nine thousaaaand
(crush)
It's over nine [EXPLETIVE DELETED] thousaaaand
(crush)

NAPPA
(fast)
Vgita!Whutdsthscoutrsyboutispwrlvl?

VEGETA
Itsovrninethousiiiiind!
(crsh)

NAPPA
Whtninethousind?!

Vegeta ster--

NAPPA
Vegeta! What does the scouter say about his [EXPLETIVE DELETED]?

VEGETA
It's over nine thousaaaand!
(crush)

NAPPA
[EXPLETIVE DELETED] nine thousand?!

Vegeta ster--

END

About the video

This video is 1 minute and 50 seconds long, but uses only 15 seconds of footage, which is made to fit the time by repeating it, running it too fast, too slow, back to front, upside-down, et cetera.

The bulk of the video footage is taken from a single episode of Dragonball Z, sometime midway through the Saiyan Saga. The individual who exclaims "It's over nine thousand!" is Vegeta, the primary antagonist of the Saiyan Saga arc, and his associate who asks about the power level is Nappa, his subordinate. The power level in question belongs to Goku, the hero of the show, who at the time of the clip has just finished a lengthy powering-up sequence typical of Dragonball Z. In prior episodes, none of the good guys in the show were able to present any kind of threat to Nappa, let alone Vegeta, who is much more powerful. Now, it seems Goku has somehow become a threat, hence Vegeta's astonishment and rage. Later episodes see Nappa killed and Vegeta beaten handily, though he escapes alive.

The remainder of the footage comes from some other episode of DBZ (Master Roshi is another DBZ character and Piccolo is yet another) and two other anime series which I have yet to identify.

The video has found widespread acclaim, in parts due to including a memorable catchphrase, using footage from a popular TV series, parodying the same series and its excellent comic timing[citation needed]. At the time of writing (February 15, 2008) the video has about 3,000,000 YouTube hits. "It's over nine thousand!" is now an acceptable answer to any question about a numerical value, for example, "What's the temperature outside?" or "How many XP do you have?"

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