"You've Got To Be Kidding!"

"You've Got To Be Kidding!"

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Got To Be Kidding! A game for kids and grown-ups/ wwwryo "You've Mini Climb the Tree! Solve real life problems by choosing the best advice. START

About

"You've Got To Be Kidding!" was a quiz game from the PBS Kids website that featured characters from the PBS cartoon series Arthur. The game was used as an exploitable meme which replaces the characters' dialogue, and sometimes the characters themselves.

Origin

The earliest known instance of the game on the PBS Kids website was on September 23rd, 2001.[1] The game involves Arthur and his friends asking various questions, and the possible answers coming from their friends and family (examples shown below).


JUN THE PROBLEM We were all in the park flying Arthur's kite when I found a $5 bill. What should I do with it? TIP: What would make everyone happy? You never would have found the money if it weren't for Arthur's kite. You should split the money with Arthur. You should tear the bill into equal parts and divide the pieces. Let's all go out for ice cream! UTT " THE PROBLEM I want to talk about this show I like, "Love Ducks," but it's a little kids' show. Should I confess to my friends that I watch it? TIP: Is this something you'd like to share with your friends? I've seen that show. It's pretty funny, but it is for little kids. Let's keep it as our secret. Why should you care what other people think about a TV show? Tell them if you want to. I like NOVA. "Love Ducks?" Are you kidding? Even Mister Rogers doesn't watch "Love Ducks!" You should stop watching it.
UTT " THE PROBLEM Buster's dad is not going to be around for Father's Day. Should I get Buster to come to my house? TIP: Do you know how he really feels? Sure. Tell Buster to come to our house. Dad can be his dad, too, for the day. Don't get involved. Asking Buster about Father's Day will remind him of his parents' divorce. Just ignore the holiday. Just ask Buster if he wants to do something. UTT " THE PROBLEM Brain is a fan of classical music. Francine likes the band called BINKY. They want me to say which is better. TIP: Can someone convince you which flavor of ice cream you should like best? Choose classical. Mozart will still be remembered long after those trendy bands have gone. Choose BINKY. The old guys had their chance. Roll over Beethoven and make way for BINKY! Why should you have to choose? It's only a matter of taste. And Brain and Francine just have different tastes. UTT " THE PROBLEM I'm sad. I got called "four eyes" by the Tough Customers because I wear glasses. What should I do? TIP: What will make you feel best about yourself and having to wear glasses? Say, "Ha ha! So glad you finally noticed them! The actor who plays Bionic Bunny wears the exact same ones.' || Tell Mom. Put pebbles in their lunches.

Spread

The usage of the game as a meme started on Tumblr. On June 2nd, 2015, Tumblr user distinguishedbaloney[2] reposted an edited version of one of the game's questions that was originally posted on Imgur[3] and Reddit[4] earlier that day by Reddit user bungholioCORNHOLIO. The edit involves Binky Barnes bathing with Arthur's mother, Jane Read, and escalating to the point of Binky sleeping in bed with her and becoming Arthur's father. The edit (shown below) received over 100,000 notes in over seven years.


A game for kids and 9 Everyone has a right to privacy. Try being more firm with your mother about your refusal. THE PROBLEM - I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but my mom insists on getting in the tub with me every time... it makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? Parents know best! You should do as you're told at all times... I'll take your place, Arthur TIP The answer may not be obvious at first. Got To Be咻! A game for kids and gro" Everyone has a right to sleeping with your mother. I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. THE PROBLEM Binky bathed with my mother, and now they're sleeping together too. It's making my dad mad and it makes me feel uncomfortable, too. What should I do? - This sounds like an issue that you should arrange a serious discussion with your mother about. Nobody said you can't join us, Arthur. TIP: I am so f------ mad A game for kids and 9 Arthur I appreciate you're troubled but I'm out of advice. THE PROBLEM I had a conversation with my mom, and it looks like Binky is my dad now. I don't really understad... I fee confused and upset. What should I do? It's okay Arthur, Binky is my father too. Arthur help me TIP: You should go to bed, son.

Over the following years, further edits appeared on Tumblr and DeviantArt, usually with characters from other pieces of media. Examples include a piece by DeviantArt user DiamondDestination[5] that used characters from Hollow Knight (shown below, left) and a post by Tumblr user tsuki-tariyo[6] that gained over 160 likes (shown below, right).


•Crystal Uranium. "You've Got To Be Kidding! మురి THE PROBLEM I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but my dad insists on getting in the tub with me every time... It makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? Ves V TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first THE PROBLEM Herrah bathed with my father, and now they're sleeping together too. It's making my mom mad and it makes me feel uncomfortable, too. What should I do? TIP: I am so f------ mad es v confused and upset. What should I do? ●● "You've Got To Be Kidding! TIP: You should go to bed, son. 88 8:00 A game for kids and grown-ups Everyone has a right to privacy! Try being more firm with your father about your refusal. Parents know best! You should do as you'e told at all times... I'll take your place, vessel. A game for kids and grown-ups Everyone has a right to sleeping with your father! I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. "You've Got To Be Kidding! Tes THE PROBLEM I had a conversation with my dad, and it looks like Herrah is my mom now. I don't really understand... I feel This sounds like an issue that you should arrange a serious discussion with your father about. Nobody said you can't join us, vessel. A game for kids and grown-ups I appreciate that you're troubled, but I'm out of advice. It's okay, Herrah is too. Child help me my mother "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but my mom insists on getting in the tub with me every time... it makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first. THE PROBLEM Roy bathed with my mother, and now they're sleeping together too. It's making my dad mad and it makes me feel uncomfortable, too. What should I do? TIP: I am so f------ mad A THE PROBLEM I had a conversation with my mom, and it looks like Roy is my dad now. I don't really understad... I feel confused and upset. What should I do? TIP: You should go to bed, son. game for kids and "You've Got To Be Kidding! game for kids and Everyone has a right to privacy. Try being more firm with your mother about your refusal. grown-ups Parents know best! You should do as you're told at all times... I'll take your place, Junior. A grown-ups Everyone has a right to sleeping with your mother. I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. This sounds like an issue that you should arrange a serious discussion with your mother about. "You've Got To Be Kidding! Nobody said you can't join us, Junior. A game for kids and grown-ups Junior I appreciate you're troubled but I'm out of advice. Junior help me It's okay Junior, Roy is my father too.

Various Examples


You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM It's my first case as a defense attorney, and it's a murder case. My friend Larry is being accused of murder, and I'm not sure who else could've done it! TIP: Tsk... you haven't a clue what you'll be up against. THE PROBLEM I won my second case, but I'm not so sure about the third one. I don't know who could've stolen Will Powers' costume to frame him. TIP: I am so f------ mad "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM Miles Edgeworth has been arrested because he's the primary suspect of a murder. e Powers case, I believe if I can help him we may even be friends. However, this case seems hopeless... G TIP: You should give up," Phoenix Wright. A game for kids and grown-ups I know you're not sure now, but you'll push through! Make sure to check the Court Record often. B WWWAAAAAUUUGGGH HHHH!!!! You're an amateur! How could you possibly win this case? A game for kids and grown-ups I don't want to offer too much help, but I know you can do this! Don't be worried. I don't know enough about this case to help. Sorry, Nick... "You've Got To Be Kidding! Oh my god did Dee Vasquez just order the mafia to kill us A game for kids and grown-ups Phoenix, I appreciate you're troubled, but I'm out of advice. That sucks, Nick. Want a Samurai Dog? Wright help me "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but my mom insists on getting in the tub with me every time... it makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first. THE PROBLEM Sans bathed with my mother, and now they're sleeping together too. It's making my dad mad and it makes me feel uncomfortable, too. What should I do? TIP: I am so f------ mad T THE PROBLEM I had a conversation with my mom, and it looks like Sans is my dad now. I don't really understad... I feel ......... "You've Got To Be Kiddings A game for kids and grown-ups confused and upset. What should I do? TIP: You should go to bed, son. wwwww A game for kids and Everyone has a right to privacy. Try being more firm with your mother about your refusal. mind grown-ups Parents know best! You should do as you're told at all times... I'll take your place, Kris. "You've Got To Be Kidding! A game for kids and grown-ups Everyone has a right to sleeping with your mother. I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. This sounds like an issue that you should arrange a serious discussion with your mother about. Nobody said you can't join us, Kris. Kris, I appreciate you're troubled but I'm out of advice. It's okay Kris, Sans is my father too. Kris help me "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but my mom insists on getting in the tub with me every time... it makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first. THE PROBLEM Hu Tao bathed with my mother, and now they're sleeping together too. It's making my dad mad and it makes me feel uncomfortable, too. What should I do? TIP: I am so f------ mad A game for kids and Everyone has a right to privacy. Try being more firm with your mother about your refusal. "You've Got To Be Kidding!» A game for kids and grown-ups THE PROBLEM I had a conversation with my mom, and it looks like Hu Tao is my dad now. I don't really understad... I feel confused and upset. What should I do? TIP: You should go to bed, son. grown-ups Parents know best! You should do as you're told at all times... I'll take your place, Xiao. Everyone has a right to sleeping with your mother. I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. This sounds like an issue that you should arrange a serious discussion with your mother about. "You've Got To Be Kidding! Nobody said you can't join us, Xiao. A game for kids and grown-ups Xiao I appreciate you're troubled but I'm out of advice. It's okay Xiao,Hu Tao is my father too. Xiao help me u/TypicalYennie THE PROBLEM Sapphire and Peach decided go try out this hot tub. While she agreed, Peach went first with little clothing, and the thought of doing this with her mom with no one else around I came to her as awkward. Sapphire feels a tad uncomfortable at the moment. What should she do? TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first. TIP: Mario is feeling mad right now. THE PROBLEM In a rare occurence, Sapphire decided to trust Shadow Queen and let her join in with Peach. Time passed, and the two started to warm up with each other, despite what happened in the Thousand Year Door. Mario doesn't trust her, and Sapphire felt skeptical about this, too. What should she do? THE PROBLEM Even though Sapphire, fortunately, didn't warm up to Shadow Queen, Shadow Queen became her 2nd mom, which in turn makes the Shadow Queen Peach's new wife. Sapphire is utterly confused and uncomfortable. What should she do? TIP: You should go to bed, daughter. 00 Nothing wrong with joining in with your sweet-heart of a relative and not some person you don't know. So jump in. Perhaps jump in after she leaves. She seems like the type of person that wouldn't mind your decision in this case. I'll take your place. Trust me, I'm not in a mood to do anything evil right now. Knowing the Shadow Queen, I think you should keep an eye on her and talk your mother out of it. Who knows what she's up to this time? Maybe let her and Peach hang out a bit more. Maybe she has changed. Not very likely, but still. Perhaps she has a soft spot for her. Who says you couldn't join in hanging out? I can learn more about you as time goes by. Sheesh, with all this going on, I'm pretty much out of advices. This is very confusing. Same here. This situation has gotten weird. I don't know anyone else who has two mothers. Sapphire, help me. "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM I think I'm old enough to bathe on my own now, but Daddy always insists on getting in the tub with me every time. It makes me feel uncomfortable. What should I do? TIP: The answer may not be obvious at first. 86 111 THE PROBLEM Rosie bathed with Daddy, and they're sleeping together too. It's making my brother mad, and it makes me feel uncomfortable too. What should I do? TIP: I'M SO F------ MAD "You've Got To Be Kidding! THE PROBLEM I've had a conversation with Daddy now, and it looks like Rosie is my mom now. I don't understand... I'm so confused and upset... What should I do now? 爨 TIP: You should go to bed, son. T A game for kids and grown-ups Everyone has a right to privacy. You should be more firm with your father about your refusal. 33 Parents know best! You should do what you're told at all times... I can take your place, Six. "You've Got To Be Kidding! A game for kids and grown-ups Everyone has a right to sleeping with your father. I'm sorry that it makes you uncomfortable. This sounds like an issue you should arrange a serious discussion with your father about. Nobody said you can't join us, Six. A game for kids and grown-ups Six, I appreciate you're troubled, but I'm out of advice. It's OK Six, Rosie is my mommy too! Six help me "You've Got To Be Kidding! TIP: TIP: THE PROBLEM I'm scared of the guy that looks likes me. He is too weird to be honest.. He came to my house and now my mother is in the bathing tub with him. What should I do? The answer may not be obvious at first. TIP: THE PROBLEM He told me that he's my dad now. Which made my dad upset. There's blood in my house. What should I do? What...? "You've Got To Be Kidding!» A game for kids and grown-ups THE PROBLEM My dad died and the scary man wants me to call him "daddy". My mom's head is bigger and food is A game for kids and everywhere in the house. My brother is looking naughty. What should I do? I'M OUT. You should let him do whatever he wants, and move on. Tell him to stop, in a cool way. Dude, it's life. "You've Got To Be Kidding! grown-ups Actually, you should probably clean up the blood and watch TV.. A Call the police? Accept your fate..? game for kids and grown-ups You- uh- Nevermind, I'm out of advice.. please call the police

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