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Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Paul Teutul Sr. reacts to the American Chopper meme: "Did I know what a meme was? Absolutely not"
It was Teutul's girlfriend's daughter who made him aware that he became a Twitter sensation over the past two weeks. "I'm not real savvy with much on a telephone," he tells Vice, "but it's kind of funny because somebody mentioned that twice, and it went over my head, and I never even came back to ask what it was, because I'm not so savvy with social media so I didn't even really kind of care what it was. So no. Did I know what a meme was? Absolutely not. Now I do." He adds that the argument that the meme is depicting was originally "horrifying. "And now it's flipped, and people keep coming up to me, and they keep sending me different ones," he says. "I didn't get it, and now, so many people are coming up to me, and so I'm more involved in looking at it now, and the more I look at it, the funnier it is." ALSO: American Chopper meme meets A-ha's "Take On Me."
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Credit American Chopper for changing meme culture for the better
The meme featuring Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. is perfect for our current era, says Jay Hathaway. "American Chopper isn’t just wholesome; it’s also taking memes in a new direction for 2018," he says. "Meme posters have truly mastered the medium when it comes to expressing emotions and simplified political opinions, as well as sharing relatable experiences like school stress, crippling debt, and depression. Chopper points to something else they can do—they can educate."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
The American Chopper meme, explained
The Paul Teutul Sr. vs. Paul Teutul Jr. meme went viral on Twitter this week. "What elevates the American Chopper meme from simply amusing to officially Good on the Internet is the meta journey that followed its emergence," says Heather Schwedel. "Very soon after Senior and Junior and their extremely expressive argument entered the collective consciousness, people started having all sorts of discussion about the meme and what it meant … using the form of the meme itself. And so we celebrate the idea that, for anything you have to say about the American Chopper meme, you can say it with the American Chopper meme."
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 2:18PM EDT
American Chopper will be back on Discovery Channel in 2018
Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. will resume their motorcycle reality show nearly six years after it ended.