We've Been Tricked, We've Been Backstabbed and We've Been, Quite Possibly, Bamboozled

We've Been Tricked, We've Been Backstabbed and We've Been, Quite Possibly, Bamboozled

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"We've Been Tricked, We've Been Backstabbed and We've Been Quite Possibly, Bamboozled" refers to a memorable quote said by the character Super Colonel Sarge of Red vs. Blue Halo machinima series. Online, a still image from the episode paired with the quote has been used as a macro, usually about situations in which someone is being deceived.

Origin

On March 29, 2015, episode 12th "The Reunion" of season 12 of Red vs. Blue Halo machinima series premiered on YouTube[1].In one scene of the episode, a Red Team leader Super Colonel Sarge says that he and his soldiers were "tricked and backstabbed." The episode gained over 980,000 views in four years.

The original video has since been deleted but was reposted by YouTube[9] user @novaleader7305 reposted the clip (shown below) on November 7th, 2019, which amassed over 641,000 views and 36,000 likes in five years.



Now hold up just a second. I wanna know what in the name of Benedict Arnold Palmer is going on around here! We've been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been, quite possibly, bamboozled!

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On February 4th, 2019, Redditor chromosome-homie posted the first known meme based on the scene to /r/dankmemes subreddit,[2] where it received over 5,100 upvotes in four months. A repost of the meme to /r/halomemes gained an additional 180 upvotes in the same period.[3]


The entire internet after the Super Bowl We've been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled.

The format saw limited use in the following months, with notable posts made in /r/HaloMemes,[4] /r/Halo[5] and /r/deadbydaylight[6] subreddits. On May 5th, 2019, Redditor CoolestNero posted a meme based on the format to /r/MemeEconomy subreddit,[7] with the post receiving over 750 upvotes in one month (shown below).


Me: Pretends to throw tennis ball My dogs: Weve been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled.

In the following weeks, the format gained moderate spread on Reddit, with multiple variations of the meme posted in /r/memes, /r/dankmemes and other subreddits. For example, a meme posted by Redditor EmoMinecrafter on May 13th, 2019, gained over 23,900 upvotes in one month.[8]

Various Examples


The Soviet Union when Operation Barbarossa starts (1941) We ve been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled. Adam Ellis @moby_dickhead For the entire month of June, only gays will be able to see my tweets. If you ca see this tweet it means you're gay, congratulations 1:05 PM 6/1/19 Twitter for iPhone Weve been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled. Japanese: *draws a cute girl World: Hey she's cu- Japanese: It's a man World: wait wha- Japanese: Congrats you're gay now bye World: We ve been tricked, weve been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled.
Anyone: Are you smart? 3rd grader: Yeah Anyone: Spell it 3rd grader: S-M-A-R-T Anyone: I said spell IT 3rd grader: We ve been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled. When your hot teacher gives you detention but you just do your homework and not f---. Weve been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled. 1st Grader: spell Icup 3rd grader: e-y-e-c-u-p 1st grader: no it's spelled I-c-u-p 3rd grader: ewww, you see me pee We've been tricked, we've been backstabbed and we've been quite possibly, bamboozled.

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