“Every day when you’re walkin’ down the street,
Everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view.”
I’m guessing you probably have that song stuck in your head now, right? For those of us who grew up in the ’90s, Arthur the aardvark and his catchy theme song will always hold a special place in our hearts. After all, it was Arthur who taught us that having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card. And who among us didn’t pine after those lime green Moon Boots he used to rake Mrs. Tibbles’ leaves right from the tree?! Anyone who has a younger sister sympathized with poor Arthur every time D.W. got up to her shenanigans, and we all wished for a tiny pup named Pal. (BTW, can we talk about how Pal is a dog that is smaller than an aardvark, and Binky Barnes is also a dog but is way bigger?)
It was one of the greatest children’s shows on television, and I definitely watched it until I was considerably older than the intended audience.
The show was dope!
It might please you to learn that the show, Arthur is just as relatable today as it was when you were growing up. Only now, it’s because people are creating memes based on the show.
Here are some of the best ones we found.
D.W. may be a young aardvark, but I can totally relate. This looks like my exact face pretty much every single morning.
Why get a restful night’s sleep when you can stay up all night becoming more and more anxious about every decision you’ve ever made in your life? Sleep is for suckers!
His ears are all the way on top of his head. His headphones? They’re nowhere near them.
And while we’re at it, what’s holding up his glasses?! He doesn’t really have a nose.
Why have a healthy, balanced diet when you can fit an entire cake in your mouth at once?
Eating healthy is for suckers!
*Just kidding. You should probably try to eat healthy. Unless you have the metabolism of a cartoon character.
But to be fair, you’ve gotta take care of your basic needs (like hunger) before you can really solve a conflict.
I’m pretty sure that’s true, anyway. Or maybe I just enjoy eating (see the previous meme).
Did they forget you’re in the group chat?!
Time to prepare your comebacks.
What are you gonna do? Not go out with your friends, but instead, save money and make responsible decisions? Nah.
This is getting a little too real. Can we lighten things up for the next one?
This is not really any lighter.
Don’t forget you also have to shower semi-regularly, put on clothes, buy food, and clean your house every once in a while.
Man, life sure is exhausting.
This is just unforgivable.
This one might be my favorite:
I think I always identified with Arthur when I was growing up.
But, now that I’m an adult, I’m beginning to realize that I might actually be a D.W.
I mean, you can’t really do anything about it, but it does hurt.
This is the perfect time for a clenched fist if ever there was one.
On the one hand, you need a job so you can have money so you can pay your bills and buy cool stuff.
On the other hand…work kinda sucks.
There’s definitely a demon there.
As someone who wears glasses, the entire showering experience is pretty terrifying because I can’t see anything the entire time. It’s a wonder I’m still alive, really.
“I’m the real Chris Smith. Perhaps you’ve heard of me.”
Whatever you gotta do to make your life seem more interesting, I guess.
I’m not falling for it, though.
This is all well and good until the person you’re texting says, “Why are you texting me right now?”
Then it all goes downhill.
That’s when you offer to split the check and get the heck outta there.
Next time, maybe just order takeout.
This depends on the person you’re trying to impress.
I should stalk their Instagram to get a good sense of what they’re like!
Smudges! Smudges everywhere!
You show me a person who has applied eyeliner without needing a Q-tip, and I will show you the future leader of the universe.
This is very sweet.
And maybe a little creepy? But mostly sweet.
Hilary Duff really gets me, you know?
“Let the rain fall down and wake my dreams…”
I’m sure they’re hiring interns, though!
You didn’t want to get paid, did you?
This is a realization I wasn’t quite ready for.
I’m with D.W. on this one.
Sure, I might have some good advice for myself, but I’m also the one who got me into this mess! Why should I listen to me?!
*Shoes come untied*
“I’m a failure!”
Nah, it’s cool.
I didn’t need to pass the exam anyway. Who needs notes?
Honestly, I’ve been out of school for years now and I still find myself wishing this might happen.
So far, no luck.
It’s actually pretty impressive how many doors can be closed in one lifetime, though. Almost seems impossible, really.
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