The Brief: The latest iteration of this meme about camaraderie features a still image from a vintage Spiderman cartoon series.

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While the exact origin of the phrase is unknown, “Me and the boys” has often been used to caption photo posts on various social media platforms.

The photos usually feature a group of people engaged in some sort of activity.

Vintage Villain Variations

In May 2019, the meme resurfaced on Reddit, this time featuring a still image from Stan Lee’s 1967 animated TV series Spider-Man. The image features Spiderman villains (left to right) Rhino, Vulture, Electro and Green Goblin.

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The meme took off from there, spreading across Reddit and Twitter.

Other variatons of the meme:

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When Fandoms Collide

Many meme-makers have added additional characters to the meme format including ones from vintage comics and other fandoms.

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With Tom and Jerry.

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This one’s for all of the Pokemon stans:

Other versions feature real-life public figures.

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