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Barking Dog Man Recreates His Infamous Growl Nine Years Later

Stewart Perrie

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Barking Dog Man Recreates His Infamous Growl Nine Years Later

Featured Image Credit: Channel 9/A Current Affair

He's the elderly gent that was just simply recounting what he saw to a news channel in Australia.

But his intense dedication to his portrayal of a rabid dog earned him fame around the world.

Well, nine years after Ray Graham's now infamous barking dog impression went viral, he's been asked to repeat it on national television.

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He went on Channel Nine's A Current Affair, the same program that launched his infamy, as a sort of catch up on what life has been like since his viral video.

Ray said he felt like his life had been 'defined' by the clip and that people still recognise him in the street and ask him for photos. But then the TV host asked if he still could pull off a rabid dog impression.

After a few seconds of thought, Ray absolutely unleashed on the camera. Yep, he's definitely still got it.

When Ray graced our screens all those years ago, he was regaling his story about a nasty encounter with a neighbour's dog in his street in Marsfield, northwest Sydney. It was, in a word, terrifying.

The short clip sparked several Facebook pages dedicated to Ray and even more parodies and remixes. CNN took it a step further and played an audio clip to a pack of dogs who got scared by the noise.

Many feared for Ray's wife, Kerry, when the original clip aired. She just stood there looking with an expression that suggested both 'Jesus, Ray, not this shit again' and 'good god, am I married to this guy?'

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Ray told the team that, thankfully, the dog isn't across the road from him anymore, so he and Kerry can live in peace. Surprisingly, Ray says Kerry is 'cool with it' and doesn't mind him cranking out the odd rabid dog noise here and there.

Kerry, says she actually doesn't blame Ray for his passion, telling A Current Affair during a follow up interview a few years ago: "He was just so emotional and it just came out. He is a person who's emotional."

Ray added: ""It was something I've never done before - it was casual, informal, off the bat. It was good, wasn't it? I just love the way it was done."

Ray, it wasn't just good, it was certifiably epic and still, to this day, amazes people that you can do it.

Topics: Viral, Funny, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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