Marc Antony Thinking Pose
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Marc Antony Thinking Pose, also known as Marc Antony and Pussyfoot, refers to a series of memes in which characters from various franchises are edited into a scene from the Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies short "Kiss me Cat," where the dog "Marc Antony" is seen holding the kitten "Pussyfoot" in his fist while thinking. This pose was an inspiration for many fan artists, who redrew it to fit similar big guy and smol guy relationships from other pop culture references.
The original clip that the meme is pulled from is seen during the animated short "Kiss me Cat," a sequel to 1952's "Feed the Kitty," which was first aired on February 21st, 1953. It featured Marc Antony, a violent bulldog, who became softened over his encounter with the kitten Pussyfoot. In a scene (featured below) during one of several attempts to teach her to hunt mice, Marc Antony is displayed in a humanoid thinking pose, akin to the modern Thinking Emoji, while holding Pussyfoot in his left fist and petting her with his thumb.
Although the exact first example of this scene being redrawn is unknown, one of the oldest recorded occurrences was posted on March 23rd, 2016, by Tumblr user Amaet who uploaded a fanart of Yellow Diamond from Steven Universe holding her Pearl. This fan art (shown below) accumulated more than 20,000 notes in the span of four years.
On June 22nd, 2016, another Tumblr user by the pseudonym Ribonnista created their own version of the GIF featuring Roadhog and Junkrat from Overwatch. This account has since then been deactivated, but the re-upload on their new Tumblr account (seen below, left) accumulated over 14,000 notes in four years. On June 14th, 2018, in celebration of Ridley’s arrival among the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Twitter user 90’s Flume published a fanart of Ridley holding Pichu in his hand, accumulating more than 14,700 likes and 5,000 retweets in two years (seen below, right).
On November 2nd, 2018, Twitter user spiderdonuts posted another version featuring characters from the game Deltarune edited into the scene (shown below, left), receiving over 2,800 likes and 1,000 retweets in roughly two years. On February 25th, 2020, Twitter user RadFeenix tweeted a variant referencing Doomguy and Isabelle (shown below, right), receiving 283 likes and 68 retweets in roughly seven months.
 Wikipedia – Looney Tunes Filmography 1953
 Tumblr – Diamond Redraw
 Twitter – Ridley and that little trouble maker Pichu
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