Doug Walker Pointing at Computer meme depicting a bald man in a red room explaining something.

Doug Walker Pointing at Computer

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Updated Aug 02, 2022 at 11:56AM EDT by Zach.

Added May 14, 2020 at 12:01PM EDT by Philipp.

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Doug Walker Pointing at the Computer refers to a clip of YouTuber and film critic Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) pointing at a computer screen and freaking out while sitting in a red room with artwork on the walls. Starting in September 2019, the clip gained popularity as a video reaction and in GIF captions.

Origin

On September 18th, 2019, YouTuber[1] Doug Walker released 'The Wall', a review/parody of the Pink Floyd's 1982 movie "The Wall." The review was panned by fans and viewers for its poor quality, unfunny humor and weak critique. The review included a two-minute promotion of the browser extension Honey during which Walker pretends to type, points at a computer screen, grabs his head and freaks out (shown below).



On September 23rd, 2019, Twitter[2] user @Foekoe posted a clip of Walker pointing at the screen and freaking out, accompanied by the Looping Stairs theme from Super Mario 64 (shown below). The post received over 990 retweets and 4,500 likes in nine months.

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On September 26th, 2019, Twitter[3] user @kzrosie reposted the clip, writing "gamers whenever you call a video game character trans" (screenshot shown below). The tweet received over 2,200 rewteets and 7,000 likes prior to being removed.



On September 27th, 2019, YouTube[4] user The Real Shaq reposted the video, with the upload accumulating over 294,000 views in nine months. In the following months, the meme format saw a moderate on Twitter,[5] Instagram[6] and YouTube[7] in the following months. On November 12th, 2019, Twitter[8] user PunishedTyke posted a Pokémon meme which received over 12,400 retweets, 51,100 likes and 638,000 views in six months (shown below).

The post prompted the further spread of the clip online both as a video reaction and in GIF captions.

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