This might shut down CuteCast…

CuteCast is doomed. In fact; "My First Broccoli" might just take down the whole InterNets.The muzzle pouche! THE FEET! THE HAMSTER ON BROCCOLI ACTION!

For crying out loud Mocha and Cadencestar—that’s some seriously potent shizz.



  1. JuliaJellicoe says:

    Broccoli makes his feets go! I understand how that feels. Except with me it’s dark chocolate.

  2. book_monstercats says:

    Wow! That is some sttthhhherious leggie action. A lifelong love affair with broccoli begins!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness.

    He’s all feetsees and cheeksees!!

  4. acelightning says:

    What gets me, even more than the flying feetsies, is the fact that his head is bigger than the rest of him (including the feetsies).

  5. So teeny! I love the “dancing”.

  6. *SPLODES!!!*


    the teeny-tiny CUTENESS!!!!!
    ahhhhhhhh! soooooo teeny & tiny & fuzzy & aaahhhhhh!!

    *splodes again*

  7. Oh, and CO has a new spring background! I like!

  8. magicaldingo says:

    That was just too adorable! ;_;

  9. “He should be dancin’ *yeah* He should be dancin’ *yeah* John Travolta, can you move YOUR feets as well as this itty bitty guy?? And his head is bigger then all the rest of him. It DEFINITELY kilt me! ::dies::

  10. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  11. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  12. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  13. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  14. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  15. Evangeline's Mommy in WI says:

    O STOP IT!! Now, I’m writing at 3 am and I’m whippy as all get-out, but THAT’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘Scuse me, going to get new Depends now, thenk yew. (Also gotta watch just one more time)

  16. The feeets I must have more of the feeets! Thanks for making me smile during a 4:00 am athzma treatment!

  17. I’m with my sister up thread, Evangeline’s Mommy.

    Luscious broccoli. Babette’s Feast, broccoli. Sensual pleasure with broccoli (um . . . .) Did you note that mostly he ate it backwards, with the tree trunk first, and the leaves last?

    And those long tiny bony fingers–like JK Rowling’s dementor’s fingers, or something out of Tolkein. But the feets! They couldn’t have spazzed more if it had been a bottle of hammy milk, or a hammy chocolate malted!


  18. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    I love mocha’s feet action, yes it made me smile. I see like me he doesn’t like the stalk. :o}

  19. Margaret says:

    This is the time on Sprockets when we dance.

  20. Get out of the way!!! Its cheeks are going to explode in any moment!!!

  21. Had me in tears…

    What a pleasure it is to EAT!


  22. OMG


    This my dear friends is the new HAMMIE answer to world peace…

  23. falnfenix says:





    the feets have slain me.

  24. I’m always amazed when I see someone take real joy out of eating broccoli. But it’s healthy, so I’m glad. Find the flava in that riboflavin, little guy.

  25. how cute – thanks for all pics ans films full of furry lovely hammies

  26. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  27. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  28. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  29. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  30. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  31. I must have one… So sweet. Mocha was doing his happy dance sitting on his butt.. -sigh-

  32. I feel like I just took 5 prozac. That was the best thing ever!

  33. gah! feets! teeny tiny rodent! baby rodent! eating with relish! happy feet! can’t make sentences – gasp out loud cute!

  34. Alice Shortcake says:

    Almost reconciles me to broccoli…and the flailing feets are sublime.

  35. dreamspinnercheryl says:

    Yummyummyummy…feet-flailin’ fiiiiine food!!

    Makes me want a hammie. Probably not a great idea in a household with five doggies and four kitties, though-I have enough trouble keeping my fishpond babies safe from this rowdy crowd!

  36. God, hamsters disgust me. I really can’t find this cute, it makes me nauseous.

  37. Toblondie says:

    Funny blondie, people have said the exact same thing about you!

  38. Fuzzybutt says:

    WoW! Just WoW!!!

  39. i needed this. cheekses + feetses make everything better. and this is coming from someone on the tail end of a week of nothing but tests.

    meg, mocha, and cadencestar, i thank you from the bottom of my heart. seriously. i’ll be sending a bunch of brocolli as a thank-you gift.

  40. I loves me some broccoli too – but have never seen my feet do that when I eat it. I’ll have to pay more attention to them next time.

    That was seriously cute.

  41. Oh he’s like a tiny, nibbling bobble-head of cute! So anerable!!

  42. Aubrey – i know how you feel. i haaaate broccoli, but when i give it to my ratties, they seem so happy munching. they’re all “cruciferous veggies help us play!”

    is there any chance this is a gerbil? it really looks like a gerbil to me…

  43. Does broccoli make hammies gassy? What happens to hammies when they do get gassy? Now I’m wondering….

  44. Best video EVER!!!

  45. Well that hammie sure was cuuuute but what I loved more was the music!! What song was that? I want it! Just gotta love music boxes…

  46. Damn…and I thought my DAD’s legs were skinny… 🙂 I agree. We’ll probably be finding out in short order that the internet has just stopped, the first official cute overload ever.

  47. elizabells says:


    I just spent fourteen hours on my feets taking care of a bebeh on cardiopulmonary bypass waiting for a heart transplant, and I left work cry-ingk, because my days off this week are going to be spent with my parents and terminally ill grandfather, and frankly I’d rather be working if it meant that wasn’t happening.

    But this? This got a smile. This got several minutes of smiles. Thanks, meg (or teho).

  48. someone please let me know what song / music that is.

  49. I love hamsters. I kept them in my classroom (highschool)for over 30 years and it was always very difficult to pull both myself and my students away from their antics. Especially when there were babies!

  50. I’m gonna do my
    bro-bro-bro-bro-broccoli chews
    And boogie with you!

    Damn fine post. 🙂

  51. I’m proposing a new category! 🙂

    Can we pleasepleaseplease have a category just for cute videos? That way, when we need our animated cute fix, it’s all in one place!

    That was also so ridiculously adorable, my head exploded. I wish my hammies would sit on their butts and eat food out of my hand!

  52. Laura-K, there *is* CuteCast…

  53. It’s pouring rain and thunderboomers in Toronto today, it’s wet, windy and just plain icky (extra wet because the rain is melting the last of the snow and ice). I woke up late, got to work 45 minutes, my hair has this weird kink in the back, the rainwater was leaking through the window of the streetcar and onto my pants, the person who sat next to me from Brock to Yonge needed a hardcore bath.

    Then I logged in, surfed to CO, and found THIS. Perfectly, totally, absolutely ANERABLE! Perfection in a hand! I had tears peeps…TEARS (which kinda wrecked my makeup, but it was worth it). Those wee feeeties! ACK!!! And did anyone notice the little squninty with pleasure eyes? I am teh ded.

    Let’s send this to the Iranian government. Betcha that would chill them out.

  54. The First Noel says:


    Nebulizers bite. Was it you having the asthma treatment at 4 a.m.?

  55. GAH! His wittle cheeks are gonna splode!

  56. sweet jane says:

    I love how he gnaws the stem clean, like a corn cob, and then just tosses it aside: “feh!”

  57. omg i died.
    its monday, didnt even get to work before i saw this clip. now i have to call in dead.
    cause of death: toxic cuteness overdose/death by hampster.

  58. OMG Where did Mocha put all that Broccoli!

    Elizabell – Hang in there

  59. Yitzysmommie says:

    SQUEEE – I’m with jen, I saw this while still at home and I am also calling in dead from a head splosion.
    Teri – great idea! Even Ahmadinejhad (I KNOW I misspelt it but ya’ll KNOW who I mean) would squee and grin at this video! Perhaps he would then let go of the British marines & sailors (I hope, I pray).
    Let’s hear it for Hammies & Broccoli and World Peace!

  60. No one can resist the power of Teh Qte! (especially when it’s a wee hamster wriggling his feeties in joy over a bit of broccoli)

  61. Michelle says:

    I has teh blues today…

    But once again CO, CO submitters/commenters are like rays of sunshine busting through the gloom.

  62. Love the happy feet dance! Chocolate and ice cream do that to me.

  63. Awwwww! Lookit that mouth go nibblenibblenibble! And those FEET!!!!

  64. Hmmm…I recall my feets doing something similar once when I had a slice of the world’s best Apple Crumble. My husband still laughs over that.

  65. Shouldn’t soundtrack be “Chompin’ BroccoLI”?

  66. *is ded*

  67. OMG, I so needed this. Thanks. Maybe the world really ain’t that bad. 🙂

  68. Some many things to say!

    I never wanted a hamster or other small fluffy rodent till I started coming here. I had NO idea they could be that cute!! (Been wanting a rat for years – hubby doesnt understand!)

    The FEET thing. Gawd – this is the whole reason I come here. I even like the music. So sweet and innocent. Makes me think some things ARE right with the world.

  69. Hee hee… my guinea pigs like teh broccoli too!
    They eat all the stalk first and leave the little florets laying around for a second course later…
    I don’t think they got alot of fresh veggies wherever they came from (before the humane society), cuz when I first gave them broccoli, they were like, WTF??? And then started nibbling sooooo fast… it was hilarious!

  70. Jeust wan morre waffer-theeen bite off broccolie…. BOOM.

  71. Coming soon….Mocha’s first diarrhea!

  72. BenPanced says:

    *makes motorcycle noises during foot action*

    Admit it! So did you!

  73. More workplaces need to use CO for team building events. I heard squeeing from the front office and I charged down the hall, knowing my co-workers were checking in without me. We clustered around to see this li’l hammie and shared a wonderful moment of pure CO joy!

  74. is that a hamster or a gerbil?

  75. I thought I heard some advice once that you should never eat anything bigger than your head.

    That hammie is ALMOST throwing that advice to the wind, because that broccoli is ALMOST bigger than his noggin.

  76. Stubby little tail peeps… it’s a hammie. Gerbies got tails!!

    Cute little bug*er tho’… I don’t think any of the broccles went into pouches… it went straight down the neck to the tummies!
    Love the way it gets flung off dispassionately when hammie’s had his fill *gaaah* so-o good

  77. AHHHHH!!!!!
    Best hammiekins eating broccoli video…EVER!!!!!

  78. um i just realized ive watched this 3 times…

  79. Cute new site background! And this little hammie… I’m still enthralled.

  80. The First Noel says:

    I wish I loved veggies even half as much as this hammie. I’d probably be a lot healthier…and slimmer.

  81. That was the cutest broccoli related happy-dance ever. (Maybe even the first? Well, no I might have danced for broccoli too. I just can’t compare with hamsters…)

  82. beenclawed says:

    Yay! Something made me smile and laugh today. I got dumped last night and it hurts like heck. 😦

  83. pugmamatimestwo says:

    oh.just.stop. not only the FEETS but his TEENY TOES are CURLED! *melts into goo*

  84. Awwwww, what a cute behbeh!
    The music just *frames* teh overload. Too moishe!
    If anyone knows what song that is, plz plz tell us.

  85. move over Mumbles, someone else has got the happy feet now! aghaghhghaghgg the FEET!!!!! =D

  86. Heheheheheheheheheheeeee!!! SO cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!

    *does hammy foot dance*



  87. OMG, OMG, OMG. I think the paddling feet just overloaded the “cuteness center” in my brain! P.S. I was having a rotten day, and as usual, came to CO for a boost. Thank you, Mocha!!!

  88. Mikeyfur says:

    My Gosh! Thank you so much for this little video. You have MADE MY DAY!! Thank you. . thank you!! Please let us see more Mocha as he grows up.

  89. I want to see Mocha eat baby corn now!

  90. riolinda says:

    the feet are the cutest!! 🙂

  91. VERY cute and I love the choice of BoA music box music going on. ^-^ BoA and small furry creatures– doesn’t get better than that.

  92. hee hee so cute and silly! even better when you’re listening to your little sister fight a boss on zelda, dramatic music goes well with this. XD

  93. I just don’t even know how to handle that. OMG — the feet.

  94. PuppysMomma, what happens when hammies get gas? All you have to do is see the artwork on CO: they float gently on the breeze!

  95. LOL, Noelegy.
    Wish broccoli worked that way for *me*. My commute would certainly be more fun.

  96. Too much. TOO MUCH!

    *drops dead*

  97. joie_de_livre says:

    Hooray, Mocha’s on CuteOverload!

  98. Ill take my hamster stuffed with broccoli please. And just bring it to the table, the broccoli stuffing will happen automatically. And make sure its a wiggler! I like mine’s fiesty!

  99. I’m all misty-eyed with the sweetness! That’s hard for a guy to admit.


  101. I had to watch this again, lost track of the times. How can something so, well, relatively insignificant considering the state of the world, be so captivating, entrancing, even?

  102. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Zee eyez are all squinty!!!!


  103. Oh my GOD, Meg!! How many people did you just KILL because their heads exploded from teh KEWT!!!!111!!!1! Me, for one. ZOMG!! Little feet!!

  104. So teensy. And as a couple folks mentioned–the corn cob action! Wow…

  105. I would give five years of my life for something that would make me do the feetsie dance of joy like that.

  106. Andrea DuBois says:

    The feet! Oh, the feet! 🙂 I’ve never seen anything kick it’s feet in such joy over having broccoli! And yes… it did make me smile 🙂 🙂

  107. Note to self: buy more broccoli.

  108. gigglingpear says:

    WOW. The cuteness has paralyzed me. must watch again!!!!

  109. I just had to favorite this video in my Youtube for my convenient viewing pleasures.

  110. AuntieMame says:

    This video is absolutely *made* by the music. I love broccoli, too, but it’s never made my feet do the happy broccoli dance. Maybe I’m not eating it right.

  111. The CBT loves more than anybody, but we think this one is actually kind of gross – the hairless legs and how they spin all around – yuck – get some more bunny rabbit videos or at least hamster videos where the hamsters have fur – sorry CO, gotta call em like we see em (and we see this one as pretty nasty)

  112. Look at Mr. McCheekersons!
    “I wuv Brokli so much so much so much!”

  113. BrianMPLS says:

    I’m in ur hand, eating ur broccoli. (And making ur day, wiggling my feets!)

  114. Hey CBT — you see a wiggly hamster as “nasty,” yet you post with that screen name… hmm

  115. Dear everybody,

    I’m glad Meg found and liked my video of Mocha 🙂 Thank you Meg, for featuring my video!

    I’d been going through some rough and rocky patches myself and all your comments about how Mocha’s made your day too are really touching and very much appreciated 🙂

    If you want the song, do email me and I will send it to you. It is a legal MP3 because it was converted by a fan into a music box. The original song is copyrighted to BoA, a Korean/Japanese artiste.

    P.S. “cadencestar” was my old Youtube account name 😉 “hesedetang” (which means brown sugar in Chinese) was the name of a beloved Syrian hamster and is now my Flickr ID.

    P.P.S. If some of you remember this photo, Duchie (and tiara below) is Mocha’s auntie 🙂

    Thank you everyone, for your wonderful comments 🙂 I am very touched and honoured 🙂

    Debbie a.k.a hesedetang *

  116. Another Angela says:

    Debbie, I was just going to comment that this is one of the cutest CO posts I have EVER seen! I can’t believe how little hammie goes into absolute paroxyms of ecstasy with his feet. Who knew?

  117. Debbie/Hesedetang knows hamster gold. Clearly.

    (paddlefeets paddlefeets paddlefeets)

  118. That is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while on here. OMG the feet… and the look of pure joy on it’s chubby overstuffed head lol… SO adorable!

  119. angela langdon says:

    Most adorable thing I’ve ever seen!!

  120. angela langdon says:

    Most adorable thing I’ve ever seen!!

  121. Another Angela says:

    ZOMG1! It’s Yet Another Angela!!

  122. fluidstatic says:

    the head-twice-as-big-as-the-rest-of-you thing is really paying off for this cutie. OOOH! Broccolis!!! *munchx1000*

    and the feetses have destroyed meeeeeee. *dies*

  123. feets ssoo cutes!


  124. The music is oddly hypnotic. Kinda makes you want to replay and replay and replay and repl…

  125. Debbie a.k.a hesedetang:

    Bless you. And Mocha too.

    If you only knew how that lifted our spirits here. Such joy!

    Thank you so very very much.

  126. Mikeyfur says:

    I watched it 14 times yesterday and then 2 more times this morning!! Can’t stop smiling. . .Can’t get enough of this little guy. A very well done video.

  127. Mikeyfur says:

    I watched it 14 times yesterday and went back for 2 more times this morning. Excellent video! Can’t stop smiling.

  128. *munchmunchmunchmunch* OMGFLAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!! *… munchmunch* OMGOMGOMGFLAIL!!!!!!!!!

    Almost like my guinea pigs popping around when I give them lettuce — too happy to eat. 😛

  129. That has made my day….no month!
    Is that not the cutest thing you have ever seen.
    God bless his “ickle Peets” going.

  130. “He’s got the whole WOR-ld in his hands!” Cutest ever. Moische joy and appreciation to Cadancestar and Mocha.

  131. Personally, I find music boxes somehow mournful and creepy. Like the music from _Grave of the Fireflies_ or somesuch.

  132. Gina Gregoire says:

    I loves me some hammies. SO CUTE! Watched it 4 times and goin back for more.

  133. hammy vids…oh my stitches…they hurt…but it’s great!!!!
    love it!

  134. Mocha Rocks!
    Smiling from ear to ear 🙂

  135. Absolutely and completely unbearably cute. Soooooo cute! I think sweet little Mocha needs to try a raspberry next. 🙂

  136. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh

    dropped dead by cuteness. i swear to god i stopped breathing.

  137. I wept. I swear, I wept from sheer overwhelming delight.

  138. LOL! They sure know how to pack it in just like grown hams. That frustrated feety-wiggling”I can’t stuff it in fast enough!” was hysterical.

  139. LOL its feet

  140. That is adorable to the extreme! Go Mocha and Mocha’s feet!

  141. I can’t believe how many times I’ve watched this.

  142. Lizzie_the_kitty_lover says:


    Most things I see on CO that are cute just have me doing some weird thing that is a cross between a “awwwwh” and a “haha”. Like.. “awwwh-ha-hawh!”

    But THIS submish… wow. I think I found the cutest thing on the website. Correction. The cutest thing on the /internet/. It ACTUALLY made me want to squeal… out loud.

    What MAKES it so cute?? I have no idea. It just is. Actually, come to think of it, it actually might just be that his cheek pouches are so full up that he can’t even open his liddle eyes!! Yet he keeps on munching his broccoli!! Keep on munchin’, little dewd, but uh… can ya get me some’a that broccoli? Looks yummeh.

  143. Thank goodness for mocha feet and otters holding hands while floating. Faith and I can go to sleep without dreaming of sliced up kitties.

    She is all smiley and huggy/kissy again. This is our new bedtime ritual.

  144. Cute video!

  145. the feet are like *wiggle wiggle* heehee… ^_^