Unless you鈥檙e new to the Internet, you鈥檝e noticed that the cartoons of your childhood make up a good portion of the best memes. SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats and Arthur make up some of the biggest ones, with the latter especially having a current explosion of meme-ablity. Now, nearly 20 years after Arthur debuted on PBS, the anthropomorphic aardvark is all up in your Twitter timeline. Look familiar?

Arthur First

The close up of Arthur鈥檚 clenched fist is the newest 鈥 and maybe best 鈥 in an ongoing series of Arthur memes. It traces back to an episode of the show called 鈥淎rthur鈥檚 Big Hit,鈥 in which Arthur clenches his fist before punching his little sister D.W. (who has also been a Tumblr fave for a long time) for breaking his model airplane. (Yikes.)

This episode spawned a meme of its own a few years back, resulting in dozens of weird mashup edits on YouTube. Then, last week, when Twitter user @AlmostJT tweeted (and since deleted) the famous fist screenshot with the caption, 鈥淭his is just a pic of Arthur鈥檚 fist but idk how I feel that it鈥檚 just so relatable. So many emotions in one fist,鈥 it nailed why it鈥檚 so funny. The #ArthurFist meme took on a life of its own, being used to convey everything from too-real everyday minutiae to current events, and hasn鈥檛 slowed down since.

The Arthur takeover snowballed quickly from there, and D.W., Francine, Muffy and more started popping up as well (sometimes in some unnecessarily ~NSFW~ scenarios, which network WGBH has expressed disappointment over).

It鈥檚 been a week since the Arthur explosion, which in Internet years is basically a lifetime, so it鈥檚 bound to burn out soon. We can鈥檛 wait to see what floods our feeds next.

What鈥檚 your favorite #ArthurFist meme? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(Featured image via PBS)