60's Spider-Man Rhino
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60's Spider-Man Rhino is a character from the 1967 animated TV series Spider-Man. Online, a still image of the character with a smiling expression has been used as a reaction image and an exploitable, with Me and the Boys variations gaining popularity in the following days.
On October 28th, 1967, episode eight "Horn of the Rhino" of animated TV series Spider-Man premiered in the United States. In one scene of the episode, villain Rhino, dressed in a rhinoceros suit, is shown obtaining a component of a secret weapon and commenting that he will need two more in order to take over the world.
The first component! Soon I will get the other two, and then I will control the world!
On November 30th, 2015, Tumblr user sass-tria posted four panels from the episode. The post received over 76,000 likes and reblogs in four years.
Starting in December 2015, the image saw limited use as a reaction on several 4chan boards.
On July 22nd, 2017, Instagram user champagneemojis posted the first known meme based on the image of 60's Spider-Man Rhino. The post gained over 9,400 likes in two years.
On April 23rd, 2019, Redditor Radtrashking made a post based on the image which gained over 17,700 upvotes in one month (shown below, left). On May 23rd, 2019, Redditor Smileguyley posed a meme which received over 61,500 upvotes in six days (shown below, right).
In the following days, the image gained significant spread on Reddit and other online platforms, with notable posts appearing in /r/dankmemes and /r/memes.
Me and the Boys Variations
On May 25th, 2019, Redditor cobe1712 edited the 60's Spider-Man Rhino into a still image from episode 19 "To Catch a Spider / Double Identity" of 60's Spider-Man showing characters Vulture, Electro and Green Goblin smiling (shown below, left). The post gained over 52,500 upvotes in seven days. On May 26th, Redditor White__Science__Man reused the image for Me and the Boys meme which gained over 29,700 upvotes in eight days (shown below, right).
In the following days, Me and the Boys memes based on the image gained significant spread on Reddit, with notable examples posted in /r/dankmemes, /r/ShitpostCrusaders, /r/me_irl and other subreddits.
 Wikipedia – List of Spider-Man (1967 TV series) episodes
 Tumblr – sass-tria's Post
 4chan – /vg/ Thread #123983213
 4chan – /vg/ Thread #128132590
 Instagram – champageemojis' Post
 Reddit – Gotta have my tranqs
 Reddit – Guh huh huh huh huh
 Reddit – Spoons exploding…. PLAUSIBLE
 Reddit – Rhinos are cool
 Reddit – Aye boys, check this
 Reddit – Very Interesting Mr. Teacher
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