Can We Fix It?

Can We Fix It?

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Can We Fix It refers to a series of three-panel exploitable memes in which the stop-motion animated character Bob the Builder is presented with a project that is seemingly impossible to fix. The meme plays on Bob's theme song and catchphrase, "Can we fix it? Yes, we can."


The television series Bob The Builder premiered on British television on November 28th, 2008.[1] The theme song to the show, which plays heavily into the meme, contain the lyrics "Bob the Builder/Can we fix it?/Bob the Builder/Yes, we can."

On July 19th, 2017, the phrase, as well as Bob the Builder_'s logo and likness were used in a three panel exploitable. Redditor PGHWhiteKnight on the subreddit /r/dankchristianmemes posted an image where in the top panel Bob the Builder and the phrase "Can we fix it" appears. In the center frame, an image of a church congregation with the caption "Millenials abandon church, faith, and religion at an alarming rate." The final panel sees Bob rubbing his brow, implying that he might not be able to fix this.[2] The image (shown below) received more than 625 points (96% upvoted) and 200 comments.

the- Builder Can we fix it? Millennials abandon church, faith, and religion at an alarming pace


Over the next few days, people all over Reddit began using the format. Can We Fix It memes appeared on several different subreddits, including /r/gamindustri,[7] /r/DankMemes[8] and /r/HistoryMemes.[9]

Boh the Biilder Can we fix it? F--- 9 FA Boh the- Biilder Can we fix it MIDDLE EAST Caspian Sea Syria Mediterranean Sea raq Iran 1 Bahrain 2 Israel& Palestinian Territories 3 Jordan 4 Kuwait 5 Lebanon 6 Qatar 7 United Oman Saudi Arabia 7 Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Arabian Sea F--- 9FAG Bob the- Buiilder Can we fix it? 9 0 14 5 1 6 15 12

Due to its exploitability, this Bob the Builder meme became very common on Reddit. On the subreddit /r/MemeEconomy, at least four different threads were created about the meme, a testament to its rising popularity.[3][4][5][6]

Various Examples

Bob Bilder Can we fix it? Your life Bob Biilder Can we fiix it? Bob Biilder the- oli oli My crumbling will to liwe
Bob the- Buiilder Can we fix it? Dankmemes Builder Can we fix it? ME BoO the- Biilder Can we fix it?

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