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Apu Apustaja

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Added Oct 19, 2016 at 05:59PM EDT by Don.

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Apu Apustaja ("Help Helper" in English) is a poorly drawn variation of Pepe the Frog created in the style of Spurdo Spärde. While originally popularized on the Finnish image board Ylilauta, the character is also frequently posted on 4chan where he is referred to as "Helper."

Origin

The character is rumored to have originated from the Finnish image board Ylilauta. While no archived threads exist, Google search records indicate the phrase "apu apustaja" began appearing on the site in January 2016.[5]

Spread

On January 14th, 2016, the "Apu Apustaja" Facebook page was launched.[6] On March 25th, an anonymous 4chan user submitted the Apu Apustaja version of Pepe captioned with a misspelled sentence about a "food help helper" to the /b/ (random) board (shown below, left).[1] The following day, a similar thread was submitted to /b/ in which the character complains that his "food help helper" was missing (shown below, right).[2]


File: 8nLFCVP1 png (36 KB, 657x527) Image search: ligdb [SauceNaol [Google] Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:43:27 Post No. 675834484 Report Quoted by: 675834900 67583548 67584224022675849725 hi all mi food help helper come today and food help help vas noodles chiken and choklid pud ding what food help you frends having Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:44:15 Post No.675834581 [Report] Quoted by: >675834659 67583 get r--- ahmed >S Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:44:29 Post No.675834611 [Report] File: kahkigh ipg (31 KB, 657x527) Image search: ligdbj [SauceNaol Google] were is all mi frends+??? Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:44:50 Post No.675834659 [Report File: 8nLFCVP2 png (30 KB, 657x527) Image search: liadbi ISauceNaol [Google] 675834581 no bullying please Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:46:34 Post No.675834900 [Report] Quoted by: 675835015 926 Hi friend! Anonymous 2016-03-25 19:47:30 Post No.675835015 [Report] File: 8nLFCVP3.png (36 KB, 657x527) Image search: liadbi [SauceNaol [Google] >675834900 hello and goot day im going play car games today! File: kahkigh ipg (31 KB, 657x527) Image search: [iadb] [SauceNao] [Google] Anonymous 2016-03-26 11:11:02 Post No. 6759t 675964659>675964742675964907>675965196> food help helper forget to come today im hun gry Anonymous 2016-03-26 11:12:32 Post No.67 675962015 eat s--- Anonymous 2016-03-26 11:13:20 Post No.67 675962015 eat s--- Anonymous 2016-03-26 11:13:39 Post No.675962210 [Report] Quoted by: 675962422 >675962119 And die f----- Anonymous 2016-03-26 11:16:45 Post No.675962422 [Report] Quoted by: 675962855 6759647 File: 20a37a5170be5478410b98fef2d69694.ipg (40 KB, 736x748) Image search: [iadb ISauceNa 675962119 >675962210 wy ar e you such mean

On April 19th, a thread featuring various illustrations of the character was submitted to the /int/[4] (international) board (shown below, left). On October 2nd, 2016, an illustration of the character was submitted alongside Pepe the Frog-themed parody lyrics for the theme song from the science fiction television show Firefly to 4chan. The following day, a screenshot of the post reached the front page of the /r/4chan subreddit (shown below, right).[3] Apustaja has since become one of the most popular Pepe variants and is widespread. The Apustaja subreddit has over 12K members[7] as of late May of 2022.


Anonymous2016-04-19 16:42:57 Post No. 58131348 [Report] spoin is liked by my howabou t ou >S Anonymous 2016-04-19 16:45:01 Post No. 581 31438 Report] Quoted by: 2:58 131488 File: 905342 png (30 KB, 657x527) Image search: [iadbl ISauceNaol [Google] i don liek spen but like yu Anonymous 2016-04-19 16:46:06 Post No.58131488 [Report] File: 1460044465443 png (50 KB, 1314x1054) Image search: [igdb] [SauceNao] [Google 58131438 why no lik spai luk how butifel it Anonymous 2016-04-19 16:57:12 Post No.58131996 [Report] Quoted by -58132076 File: apustaja papistaja png (32 KB, 684x940) Image search: [igdb] [SauceNaol [Google] I liek spain Anonymous2016-04-19 16:58:42 Post No.58132076 [Report] File: 1459700867142 jpg (59 KB, 655x527) Image search: ligdb] ISauceNao] [Google] 258131996 god becaus bibl ses so lik spain't jesus Anonymous2016-04-19 17:38: 19 Post No.58134088 [Report] File: 1460143136396 png (37 KB, 658x662) Image search: ligdbl [SauceNaol [Google] Anonymous (ID: qB+hxlkH) 10/01/16(Sat)17:25:12 No.91134458 v 1473884634405.png (193 KB, 1193x869) google igdb wait Take my Wojack, take my Rand Take me where I cannot stand I don't care, I'm still free You can't take Pepe from me Take me out to the BLACKED Tell them I ain't comin' back Burn the tendies and boil the pee You can't take Pepe from me Leave the memes where they lay Normies'll never see another day Lost my soul, lost my dream You can't take Pepe from me l feel the Chan reaching out I hear its song without a doubt l still hear and I still pee-pee That you can't take Pepe from me Lost my love, lost my land Lost the last place I could stand There's no place l can be Since l've found obscenity

With time, variations of Apustaja would evolve over time such as Bobo the Bear bear to represent the bearish markets on the 4chan /biz/ board. One popular meme Apustaja is often paired with is Ashbie Moon which seems to be a parody of "The The Princess and the Frog". Kohler is an illustration of various other memes based on a smug Apustaja template.

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