DW Read from the television animated series Arthur in a pink swimsuit, sunglasses and holding a chain-link fence.

D.W. Holding Fence

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D.W. Holding Fence is an image macro series featuring a screenshot from the American children's animated television series Arthur of the character D.W. in a pink swimsuit and sunglasses holding her hand up to a chain-link fence. Online, people use the image as a reaction to express feelings of longing or exclusion.

Origin

On April 4th, 2005, PBS[1] aired the episode of Arthur "Arthur Makes Waves." In the episode, D.W. wants to go swimming, but the pool is closed for repairs. When she approaches the pool, she holds onto the chain-link fence that borders it.



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On June 3rd, 2014, Twitter [2] user @IHaveAMeme tweeted the image with the caption "All the seniors young side hoes gonna be at graduation like." The tweet received more than 2,100 likes and 1,700 retweets in less than six years (shown below, left).

About one month later, on July 4th, Tumblr [3] user armadillo posted a screenshot of the image with the caption "when your friends do something cool without you." The post received more than 485,000 notes in less than six years (shown below, center).

The meme continued to spread over the next few years. On July 28th, 2016, Twitter[4] user @itsjae_wolf tweeted, "When u followed yo dude cause you think he cheatin but he's exactly where he supposed to be #authur #arthur." The tweet received more than 2,000 likes and 1,000 retweets in less than four years (shown below, right).


I Have A Meme.. @IHaveAMeme All the seniors young side hoes gonna be at graduation like 3:23 PM 路 Jun 3, 2014 路 TweetDeck armadillo when your friends do something cool without you Jessica Rabbit @itsjae_wolf When u followed yo dude cause you think he cheatin but he's exactly where he supposed to be #authur #arthur 7:37 AM 路 Jul 28, 2016 路 Twitter for iPhone

2020 Resurgence

During the quarantine period of the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020, the meme made a resurgence. On March 24th, 2020, Twitter[5] user @siinverguenzaaa tweeted the image with the caption "ik the streets miss me." The tweet received more than 196,000 likes and 68,000 retweets in less than one week (shown below, left).

Following the post, people began posting the image next to images and photographs of things that they miss during the quarantine. On March 28th, Twitter[6] user @_Seiani posted an image of D.W. reacting to a photo of a gym. The tweet received more than 61,000 likes and 23,000 retweets in less than four days (shown below, right).


Leslie 2 @siinverguenzaaa ik the streets miss me 4:34 PM 路 Mar 24, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone @_Seiani Please 9:57 PM 路 Mar 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

Various Examples


Rush @rieslingbeauty 44 EUROPEAN WAX CENTER WAXING FOR ALL 9:11 PM 路 Mar 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Sgt. Doakes, S2E10 Garf Gab @GarfieldFanArt Dine-in Take-out L.L.B.O. 36-7631 RTS LOVE ME, FEED M 093 15 ala 9:01 AM Mar 30, 2020 路 Twitter Web App
Patrick Monahan @pattymo Doritos SPICY S楔E袝孝 CHILI FLAVORED 5:32 PM 路 Mar 30, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone The Crimson Times THE CRIMSON TIMES @crimson_times #SpiritWeek2019 #MemeMonday Seniors Fatima Martinez (left) and Veronica Bento (right) put their spin on the "DW Arthur meme," complete with chainlink fence. AUSTRALIAN FREE LITERATUI E 11:51 AM 路 Sep 23, 2019 路 Twitter Web App Me watching my friends finish a civilized brunch after security kicked me out for being too drunk and disorderly @drinksforgayz

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