Put Your Dick Away Walter meme depicting Mike Ehrmentraut, Jonathan Banks, with the caption overlaid on top.

Put Your Dick Away, Walter

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Put Your Dick Away, Walter or Put Your Dick Away, Waltuh is a viral audio clip where a voice actor playing Mike Ehrmentraut from Breaking Bad, also known in memes as Finger, tells Walter White to put his penis away and that he doesn't want to have sex with him. The audio clip, likely inspired by a May 2022 Waltuh 4chan shitpost, was shared on Twitter by @BreakingBadIrny in June 2022 and went viral over the following weeks, particularly on YouTube and TikTok.

Origin

On May 30th, 2022, an anonymous user of 4chan's[1] /tv/ board posted a screenshot from Breaking Bad showing Mike, played by Jonathan Banks, grabbing Walter from behind, both of their eyes closed, writing, "mike… we can't." An anonymous user comments, "*whisper* waltuh…" followed by another comment, "No more half measures." The post is an example of the ironic Waltuh /tv/ thrend which involves parodying Mike Ehrmentraut's dialogue and mannerisms and which begun in 2018. On May 31st, iFunny[2] userPrototypeGuts posted a screenshot of the thread, gaining over 4,200 smiles in two months (shown below).


: Anonymous 132 KB JPG 2 Replies Anonymous mike... we can't *whisper* waltuh... 05/30/22(Mon)12:24:30 No.168821481 Anonymous No more half measures View Thread 05/30/22(Mon)12:25:16 No.168821508 05/30/22(Mon)12:26:03 No.168821543

On May 19th, Twitter[3] user @houngsheldon posted a voiced-over meme showing Mike's head where a voice actor playing Mike says, "Walter… Put your dick away, Walter. I'm not having sex with you right now, Walter," garnering over 500 likes and 120 retweets in three months (shown below). On June 20th, Twitter[4] user @BreakingBadIrny reposted the meme, garnering over 25,000 likes and 3,000 retweets in two months.


Spread

On June 24th, 2022, YouTuber[5] Marilyn reposted the meme, gaining over 52,000 views in a month. On July 7th, TikToker[6] @truefeman reposted the meme, gaining over 750,000 views in three weeks. The video's original sound became popularized that month, inspiring over 760 uses over the following weeks (examples shown below).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7122186696262765870
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7124370111087136043

On July 16th, YouTuber[7] Seedy posted a video voicing over the original 4chan meme, gaining over 404,000 views in two weeks (shown below, left). On July 23rd, YouTuber[8] Moonatik posted an edit of Mike's death scene from Breaking Bad adding the audio clip, gaining over 130,000 views in three days (shown below, right).



On August 12th, YouTuber[9] RickOps posted a meme using the clip, garnering over 420,000 views in two weeks (shown below).



Waltuh

Waltuh refers to a series of memes parodying the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul character Mike Ehrmantraut's particular manner of speaking and his catchphrases, mainly his way of pronouncing the name "Walter" as "Waltuh." Started on 4chan in 2018 and popularized in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul communities in the following years, the memes achieved mainstream recognition with Put Your Dick Away, Walter subformat in August 2022.


Anonymous Sat 28 May 2022 11:38:59 No.168708637 Report Quoted By: >>168709853 >>168709882 >>168715096 ughh waltuhhh ive turn myself into an elephant 37KiB, 437x434, 1612841955486.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Sun 18 Apr 2021 14:22:54 No.149723719 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>149723862 >>149725477 >>149725479 >>149726162 >>149726660 >>149726994 >>149727011 >>149727175 >>149727266 >>149727336 >>149727377 >>149727445 >>149728441 >>149728959 >>149729712 *wheeze* waltuh... [27/4/21 Anonymous Sun 18 Apr 2021 14:27:20 No.149723862 Report Quoted By: >>149724018 >>149725059 >>149725443 >>149723719 >Join with the Unity. My super mutants will bring peace to the wasteland. 105KiB, 700x1000, B44EB881-3D46- 4E33-AE0D-C463EC6D8C48.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Tue 09 [5/2/5] Apr 2019 01:07:55 No.112626973 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>112627738 >>112628054 >>112628601 WALTUH

Anime Memes Replaced With Breaking Bad / Mikeposting

Anime Memes Replaced With Breaking Bad refers to a series of memes that parody cringeworthy and unfunny anime memes by replacing one or several panels with images of characters from the television series Breaking Bad and its spin-off series Better Call Saul. Implementing elements from both ironic Breaking Bad Memes and Staring Animals memes, the format was popularized in late March 2022. The versions in which panels are replaced with Mike Ehrmantraut are known as Mikeposting, with Kid Named Finger being a subformat of that.


Who would win? Random f------ cute neko girl omg Eternal depression Teacher: "The test will be moved to next week." People that didn't study People that studied till morning: I think of a great meme I start searching for the template I don't remember the name of the template, scroll through 1000s of memes but can't search for it Jesse Pinkman

Kid Named Finger

Kid Named Finger is a parody meme format that combines elements of the ironic Breaking Bad trend Mikeposting with the Kid Named X meme format and involves referring to character Mike Ehrmantraut as "kid named finger" or "finger." The parody format gained initial popularity in the /r/okbuddychicanery subreddit in early April 2022 before spreading further in mid-May.


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External References

[1] 4plebs – No168821481

[2] iFunny – PrototypeGuts

[4] Twitter – BreakingBadIrny

[5] YouTube – marilyn

[6] TikTok – truefeman

[7] YouTube – Seedy

[8] YouTube – Moonatik

[9] YouTube – rickops

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