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.
The fist says everything.
"Free for 7 & under? Yeah, he's 7" "mom, im 9!" pic.twitter.com/2PgEaqSqIk— Hello, baby girl, Lisa (@PonyGinuwinemp3) July 28, 2016
"Can you pass me my charger?"— Diamond Unbreakable (@ShyneGold) July 28, 2016
"What percent you on?" pic.twitter.com/Rlba9y4SdW
white person: *breaths* pic.twitter.com/V7UmjSFJkg— GOLDICOX heaux 💋 (@jstcwarrior) July 28, 2016
*mom yells my name*— Kristian (@TheBlackCher) July 28, 2016
When you get on the train and hear “It’s Showtime!” pic.twitter.com/qeb28StCPb— Jeff (@JeffJSays) July 28, 2016
when he's cute and tall but doesn't believe in astrology or aliens pic.twitter.com/xjN1Ueudnh— assassin (@FUTUREPLANSSS) July 28, 2016
It can even be used to react to the proliferation of Arthur Fist memes.
When all you're gonna see on Twitter today is Arthur's fist pic.twitter.com/qsfbuX8CXe— sam (@sammmidd) July 28, 2016
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.
"Aye moe, francine gettin jih like phat bob i stamp" pic.twitter.com/DNVktYxqlG— RIP Pop Smoke (@cruddydre_) July 28, 2016
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.