This meme of Arthur’s clenched cartoon fist really says it all

The fist is everywhere.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:57 am*

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

Photo via AlmostJT/Twitter

Hey! It’s a wonderful kind of day, where we can learn to work and play, and retweet a ton of memes from the ’90s PBS cartoon Arthur

The beloved, morally upright aardvark from your childhood is all over your timeline today, and you may be wondering why. Why Arthur? Why now? Well, why not?

The Arthur resurgence started with @AlmostJT, who was taken by how many different affects one cartoon aardvark’s fist could convey. 

https://twitter.com/AlmostJT/status/758482193236779008

The fist says everything. 

https://twitter.com/senderblock23/status/758694728397447168

https://twitter.com/hyped_resonance/status/758733231856295936

It can even be used to react to the proliferation of Arthur Fist memes.

Although today’s Arthur spree started with the fist, it’s now expanded to Arthur screencaps in general. In spite of Politics Time, everything is very good on Twitter right now because of Arthur. Bless him.

https://twitter.com/JayRanoOWA/status/758691997167353856

https://twitter.com/audacityofDOPE_/status/758659932556263424

https://twitter.com/Arthurtbh/status/758678584164777984

https://twitter.com/Arthurtbh/status/758739831501393920

https://twitter.com/Arthurtbh/status/758686411553845248

Arthur memes look like they’re definitely going to have some longevity. Like Spongebob Squarepants memes before them, they combine nostalgia with the flexibility to express basically anything you want. Complex is onto something when they suggest Arthur’s fist is the new Mr. Krabs.

Enjoy it while it lasts, because we’ll be back to politics and shitposting soon enough. 

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*First Published: Jul 28, 2016, 3:56 pm