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“Dinkleberg!” is a catchphrase used by the character Dad in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Fairly Odd Parents, who blames their neighbor Dinkleberg for any unfortunate event. Online, the phrase is typically used to blame Dinkleberg for anything from mundane day-to-day problems to tragic natural disasters.
In the television series, Dad often shows his resentment toward his neighbour Dinkleberg by muttering his name in a scowling tone. A screen captured image often used in image macros comes from Season 3, Episode 22 titled “Miss Dimmsdale” (shown below).
One of the earliest known postings online was in a 4chan thread created on November 24th, 2010, featuring pictures of several animated television characters (shown below).
Dinkleberg is most commonly used in the form of an Advice-Animal image macros attributing blame to Dinkleberg for a variety of mishaps (shown below).
An exploitable of Dad’s scowling expression has been photoshopped into a variety of disaster photos, in a similar vein to Disaster Girl.
The scowl has also been photoshopped on to a variety of other characters from other television series, often accompanied with a caption addressing the character’s nemesis.