Here's Why Your Twitter Timeline Is Nothing But Hilarious 'Arthur' Memes Right Now

Arthur the aardvark's fist is getting memed all over Twitter. But why?

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Mr. Krabs may have owned meme culture for a few months earlier this year, but there's now officially a new meme through which we can all vicariously live out our semi-NSFW struggles: Arthur. Yes, everyone's favorite anthropomorphic aardvark from Elwood City has single-handedly single-fistedly taken Twitter by storm:

"Desiigner is trash"

— Arthur's Fist (@FistofArthurs) July 28, 2016

So many emotions indeed. Twitter promptly exploded with fist-related Arthur memes, quickly turning the struggles of a young and fam-friendly aardvark cartoon into something, um, much different:

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When you tryna figure out which way the Swag Surf wave going

— Guapo. (@_TaBoris) July 28, 2016

All these Arthur memes, yet everyone forgot the GOAT Binky Barnes

— Puneet (@puneetsingh) July 28, 2016

Arthur and DW 😂😩 why she do him like tht? I'm logging off twitter 😩

— Miyisha🍒🤍 (@miyishamonae1) July 28, 2016

*Facebook Users In 4 Months*

— ⋆✩brxtn✩⋆ (@BraxtonKnight) July 28, 2016

But what's the deal with Arthur's fist anyway? The image appears to be a screenshot from the second half of Arthur's fourth season premiere, which the unofficial Arthur wikia page says first aired in the year of our lord 1999 and was entitled "Arthur's Big Hit." D.W. accidentally destroys her older brother Arthur's dope AF model airplane, which apparently angers Arthur to the point of punching D.W.'s arm:

"Y'all Tryna flip 100 to 1000? Hit my DMs. Don't matter what bank."

— 🤦🏽‍♂️ (@EsskraLoaded) July 28, 2016

But Twitter hasn't just embraced Arthur's fist. In a matter of hours, Arthur mania quickly grew to include various screenshots from the classic Canadian-American animated series paired with (mostly) SFW musings on modern life:

when you thought Frank Ocean was releasing his new album this month...

— Michael Saintil (@MichaelSaintil) July 28, 2016

When you get caught cheating, so you gotta play dumb.

— JAKE RYAN (@Thinkjakeryan) July 28, 2016

"All lives mat-"

— Safe 🐅 (@YOUNGSAFE) July 28, 2016

When you on twitter and all you see is the same meme

— Tim Chantarangsu (@TimothyDeLaG) July 28, 2016

And because it's always best to bring it full circle:

Hey internet: let's meme-ify Street Sharks next.

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