Spiderman pointing memes refers to an image from the episode 19b of the 1967 Spiderman cartoon, ‘Double Identity’. In that episode Charles Cameo (the villain) tries to impersonate the Peter Parker (our hero). Cameo impersonates Spiderman to take art treasures, however, the Spiderman jumps in front of him and interrupts him from doing that. They start to point at each other and the rest is history.
Here’s what is actually being said. Cameo points at Spiderman, and says “that man is an imposter!” then Spiderman replies, “That man is the imposter!“
The photo of the 2 pointing Spidermen has actually been captioned as well as in some cases recreated in all type of different methods. It’s been around since at least 2011 and it has been used by fans, celebrities and even politicians to make funny comparisons between people that either seem quite similar or are engaged in the same activity.
When did this meme become popular?
Spiderman pointing memes only began growing into a popular format on Twitter on 10th of March 2017 when user @FreddyAmazin published a photo with the caption “When your boo start talking like you” getting over 3,500 retweets and 9k likes.
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