“Me and the boys” memes have been on the rise at the start of 2019, as image macros were uploaded to sites like Reddit and Instagram.
The first instance of “me and the boys looking for beans”, or more precisely, “me and the boys at 2am looking for BEANS” appeared in a video, uploaded to YouTube by CircleToonsHD on April 19th, 2019, with the title How Memes Have Changed.
In the video, he compares the style of meme creation in 2012 and 2019.
The meme would prove to be a success, as the image macro, and its variations would swarm sites like Reddit, iFunny, me.me and YouTube by May 2019.
“Me and the boys looking for beans” would rise to prominence along with another me and the boys image macro meme, depicting villains from the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, which also became popular online in May 2019.
On August 20th, 2020, “me and the boys looking for beans” was featured in a video, uploaded to YouTube by Mister Sweet, with the title “Why is Gen Z Humor So Weird?”.
In this video, he proceeds to dissect and analyze the meme.
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