The Brief: This meme format featuring Winnie the Pooh in a tuxedo, is a way of restating something simple in a "classier" manner.

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Everyone’s favorite bear just got a bit more bougie! This Winnie the Pooh meme features at least two versions of the cartoon bear. In the first, he looks less than amused and in the second, he’s been photoshopped to be wearing a dope tuxedo and in some versions, additional accessories.

Beside the dressed-down Pooh is a simple word or statement. On the next line, beside the dressed-up Pooh is a “classier” or more complex version of that same word or statement, the implication being that much like Pooh Bear, the phrase has been “classed up”.

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The original image comes from Disney’s animated featurette, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974).

The apathetic/bored Winnie the Pooh meme first circulated as a reaction image on 4chan, but has recently gained popularity on the Dank Memes Subreddit channel with it’s new “fancy” format.

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In some variations of the meme, there are multiple renditions of the bear, each dressed fancier than the next.

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Teachers will appreciate this play on how people write numbers…

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And what millennial could forget the stylish “S”?

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This one’s specifically for the Gen Zers – who else says “Oof”?

It really do be like that from r/dankmemes

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