Unsettled Tom

Unsettled Tom

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Updated Nov 15, 2023 at 01:17PM EST by Philipp.

Added Mar 11, 2019 at 11:05AM EDT by Philipp.

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Unsettled Tom, also known as Traumatized Tom and Concerned Tom, refers to a Paint drawing of character Tom from cartoon series Tom and Jerry wearing an expression of concern. Originating from a Tails Gets Trolled comic and circulated as a reaction image on 4chan, in March 2019 the picture gained popularity on Reddit, often used in reference to shocking behavior.

Origin

On May 10th, 2012, DeviantArt[1] user lazerbot uploaded a comic titled "Fuds Choice 8" as a part of their Tails Gets Trolled comic series. In one panel of the comic, character Tom, originally from Tom and Jerry cartoon series, shows a stressed expression.


ahhhhhhh what the f---? what happened last night?

Starting in January 2013, the panel with cropped-out text was circulated on 4chan as a reaction image. On January 9, 2013, an anonymous 4chan user made the earliest known post[2] containing the image on /co/ board (shown below).


Anonymous Thu 10 Jan 2013 06:33:14 No.44872948 >>44872922 oh my god, i bet just licking it causes instant death

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On March 3rd, 2019, Redditor[3] inactive_meme posted the image paired with a caption to /r/dankmemes subreddit (shown below, left). The post gained 70 upvotes in nine days. On the same day, inactive_meme made another post[4] using the format which gained over 20,300 upvotes in nine days (shown below, right).


Me: jerking off to p--- on low volume The guests next to the bluetooth speaker: Me: *begins shaving my a------* The drive thru employee:

Starting March, 7th, 2019, the format gained significant popularity in /r/dankmemes subreddit, with a large number of posts created in the subreddit within a 48 hour period (shown below, left). For example, a post made by Redditor staticdanger on March 7th, 2019,[5] gained over 16,100 upvotes in five days. Another post,[6] created by Redditor whaman273 on the same day, received over 24,5 upvotes in the same period.


Me: "Can dead people get pregnant?" Guy interviewing me for a janitorial position at the morgue: me: "drinks two yogurt samples from the samples tray* woman working in the sperm donation clinic:

Various Examples


Me: *having one last fling with my girlfriend* Everyone else at her funeral Me: *finally lose my virginity* Petsmart employee: Me: *jerking off to some hardcore shrek hentai* Everyone else at the Dinnertable:
me leaving my seat* Everyone on the rollercoaster: Me: *draws this in class* My grade:s

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I can’t say for sure, but this looks like a panel from Tails Gets Trolled. I know for a fact that’s atom is in that comic, but I can’t be too certain because the art is 50% tracing and 50% unintentionally hilarious dogshit.

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