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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.
On September 18th, 2019, YouTuber 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 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.
Finding out that TAS is not a real person pic.twitter.com/CnXso00Ebs
On September 26th, 2019, Twitter 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 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, Instagram and YouTube in the following months. On November 12th, 2019, Twitter user PunishedTyke posted a Pokémon meme which received over 12,400 retweets, 51,100 likes and 638,000 views in six months (shown below).
Pokémon fans when they see one texture that looks off pic.twitter.com/5J9e35VeHY
— Tyke (@PunishedTyke) November 12, 2019
The post prompted the further spread of the clip online both as a video reaction and in GIF captions.
morgana finding out he can no longer make you sleep early in p5 royal pic.twitter.com/EHYdkqxXVs— ✨ Storm Yorha ✨ (@StormYorha) October 3, 2019