Green de la Bean, also known as the Bean, Beaned, or Vegetal, refers to a bait-and-switch-like image of a cartoon green bean with text declaring that the reader has been "beaned". Originating on Facebook posts, this meme has since moved on to the SiIvaGunner channel.
Most of Green de la Bean's first few appearances were jumpscares; the music suddenly switches to a very loud, bass-boosted song, usually either "U Guessed It" by OG Maco or "No Words" by Hopsin, as the Green de la Bean image is frenetically animated onscreen. This meme first appeared in the "Fun Park Massive - No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!" rip. The first rip to feature the Bean without it being a jumpscare was "Theme of Blanka - Super Street Fighter IV".
Most of the community reacted negatively to the meme. On September 9, 2016, the rip "Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) - Super Smash Bros. Brawl" was flagged and taken down by YouTube. Reacting to this, SiIvaGunner removed every rip with a Green de la Bean jumpscare. On the following day, the channel held a Bean Mourning Day, dedicated to remembering the Bean's death.
Rips that indirectly reference the Green de la Bean meme appeared after the rips were removed, usually by incorporating "U Guessed It" into the rip. The Bean himself has since reappeared multiple times, with the meme being referenced in The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis by the Stringbots. Notably, the video "YOU can join the fight! - A Recruitment Video from The Voice" stated that rip submissions featuring the Bean were banned due to the character's death; this rule was removed in "The Haltmann Works Co. Training Video (Emailing Rips, Art, and King for Another Day Contestants!)".
As the bean has been referenced in a wide variety of rips, the base image has been edited into various other memes as well.
- Eggnog could be seen as a successor of sorts to the Bean, as he is also a character that appears at random and jumpscares the viewers. This is especially so for his appearances in mid-2017, where he would frequently play an earrape sound effect. However, Eggnog did not receive as much hate as the Bean, likely due to Egghead's jokes being more structured, predictable, and surreal.
- It was possibly intended for Mr Rental to be the canonical explanation for Green de la Bean's death; as seen in the storyboard of the scrapped Mr Rental finale, the Bean was still alive during the fight between Mr Rental and Mr Own's, but on the very next shot, his grave is shown next to Mr Own's, probably meaning that he got killed during the fight.
- Rips featuring Green de la Bean - YouTube playlist by Aidan Zamboni.
Wood Man • The Voice Inside Your Head• Gadgetini Clone 2.0 • President Haltmann • Chad Warden • The SiIva A.I. • Nostalgia Critic • Todd Howard • John Notwoodman • Unregistered HyperCam 2 • The Grinch • DJ Professor K • Phineas and Ferb • Dr. Doofenshmirtz • Vladimir Putin • Gabe Newell • Ajit Pai
Grand Dad • Smol Nozomi • Loud Nigra • Robbie Rotten • Mr Rental • Inspector Gadget • Felix the Cat • Sens • Tito Dick • Haruka Amami • Donkey Kong • Green de la Bean • HH • Monika
Rapper's Union (Snoop Dogg • Soulja Boy • Chip tha Ripper • Charles Barkley) • Bob Dylan • Angry Joe • Nathaniel Welchert • JustinRPG • Kazoo Master • Nutshackwoodman34
The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis
Meta Knight • Santa Claus • Parappa • Patrol-Bot • Spheric (Smolitzer) • Stringbot • Waluigi • Minor characters