Noting describes our work ethic better than the Google Doodle. We sit down to get some work done and we end up easily distracted, ultimately forgetting why we were there in the first place.

What began as a humorous out-of-office message for the company’s co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, meant to let everyone know they had gone to the Burning Man festival, they placed the festival’s icon behind the second ‘o’ on their own company’s logo. Now the Google Doodle has taken on a life of its own. They’re celebrations, learning experiences and overall, lots of fun!

Here are our Top 6 favourite Google Doodles.

Pac Man

The Pac-Man Doodle might be the most successful Doodle of all-time. It is said to have cost the economy $120 million in lost labour time due to its ability to tap into our nostalgia for one of the most popular video games of all time.

This Doodle was created for PAC-MAN’s 30th anniversary and was the first-ever playable Doodle replicating the experience of the classic arcade game, but without you having to fish through your Mom’s drawers looking for quarters.

Luckily, you can still play the game here. You’re welcome.

 

The Birth Of Hip-Hop

On August 11th, 2017, Google released what might be its most addicting Doodle. This interactive Doodle lets you become an old-school DJ, mixing and flipping vinyl. Become a real-life Larry Hennessey! We call this Doodle “JACK Up The 80’s with Larry”.

You can still live out your DJ dream HERE.

 

Celebrating Mr. Rogers

Ok, this one tugs on the heartstrings a bit for us and probably will for anyone who grew up in the land of Make Believe with Mr. Rogers, Daniel Tiger, King Friday and of course, Trolley. This animation video featuring the voice of Fred Rogers reminds us how much we miss being a kid.

Check it out HERE.

 

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury

This amazing Doodle was released to celebrate Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. The animation, set to the classic Queen tune “Don’t Stop Me Now” pays a wonderful tribute to Freddie.

JACK FACT: The idea came from a conversation at Google with Queen guitarist Brian May. Thanks Brian!

 

Charlie Chaplin

This nod to Chaplin and the silent era features a Chaplin-like actor and the film sees him read a Google newspaper with a Google logo and attempt to draw a Google Doodle himself, albeit unsuccessfully! Now we don’t want to brag or anything, but the silent era happened to be our best era, our ratings were never higher than when we were silent…

 

Basketball

This one was created to celebrate the 2012 Summer Games, it’s the classic “press spacebar” to shoot game. Get as many baskets in as you can before the timer runs out. Once a classic, always a classic. If you’re really good and miss playing NBA Jam, you are free to yell “I’m on FIRE!” if you’re draining shot after shot.

Play it HERE.

 

BONUS ENTRY

Moog Synthesizer

One of our absolute favourite Google Doodles is the Moog Synthesizer from 2012. Google turned its webpage into a playable Moog synthesizer in honour of the birthday of synthesizer innovator Robert Moog. Channel your inner Stevie Wonder.

Play it HERE.

 

We hope you’ll find hours of enjoyment with these Doodles. What have been your all-time favourites? Tell us on Twitter @jack969van.

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