The Ass Was Fat / Arthur Sees A Fat Ass

The Ass Was Fat / Arthur Sees A Fat Ass

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Updated Mar 02, 2021 at 03:34PM EST by Adam.

Added Feb 09, 2012 at 02:44PM EST by itcamefrom4chan.

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About

The Ass Was Fat is a catchphrase used by a person who notices someone with a butt they consider attractive. The phrase spawned an image macro series, Arthur Sees A Fat Ass, which features the title character of both the book series and children's television show Arthur peeking into a room and staring wide-eyed at what is assumed to be a person with a large or round butt. The text on the image usually shows Arthur describing one of the person's flaws (usually a physical one), but justifying his behavior by saying "but the ass was fat."

Origin

On February 7th, 2012, an anonymous 4chan poster started a thread in which he requested pornographic images of the cartoon characters Arthur Read and Sue Ellen Armstrong from the children's cartoon Arthur. He went on to describe Sue Ellen, and another character from the show named Molly, in a very graphic and sexual manner. Most notably when giving these descriptions, he repeatedly used the phrase "the ass was fat". The following image shows the first post of the thread, along with several replies (click the image to enlarge):

The post was met with disgust and ridicule from posters who believed that his request was legitimate, and laughter from other posters who believed that the thread was made as a joke. The phrase 'the ass was fat' was then repeated by other posters, and an image macro series was created in the same thread. The thread was also archived.

Spread

Several variations of the image macro can be found on Quickmeme.[1] Also, on February 8th, 2012, several Reddit users began submitting screencaps of the 4chan thread.[2] One Reddit user by the name 'Zanhana' submitted a link to the screencap on the 'WTF' subreddit,[3] where it gained 659 upvotes and an overall score of 399. Many of the edits involving the meme use the same image of Arthur describing a person's flaw but adding "the ass was fat" (examples shown below).


SHESATEAPARTY MEMBER BUTTHEASS WASIFAT SHE CLIMBEDINTOADEAD HORSE NAKED AND POSED FOR PICS BUT THEASSWAS FAT

The phrase has also been used in non-Arthur related images (examples shown below).


SHE HAD A BOMB BUILT INSIDE HER BUT THE ASS WAS FAT HAVE TO SAY > K THE ASS WAS FAT memegenerator

Various Examples


heasswas fat 卜 THE ASS WAS FAT I KNOW FRANCINE'S DROWNING.I KNOW SHE NEEDS MY HELP.ANDI'M PURE SCUM FOR STARING AT MUFFY LIKE THIS. BUT GO .. . the ass was fat. couldn't he it Bu that ass was fat THAT ASS WAS FAT BECAUSE ALIENS TORY.COM memegenerator.net

Search Interest

External References

[1] Quickmeme – Arthur Sees A Fat Ass / Posted on 2-08-2012

[2] Reddit – the ass was fat search results

[3] Reddit – the ass was fat [xpost from r/4chan] / Posted on 2-08-2012

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Top Comments

Alex Reynard
Alex Reynard

The one time in my life I can claim, "I was there!"

I saw the original post, and helped bump the thread for hours with as much Arthur porn as I could scrounge up, from my own collection and elsewhere.

If my efforts in some small way helped propel this meme above the ocean of piss to become something still beloved today, then what can I say except you're welcome?

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