Halloween peaked this year with Steve Buscemi recreating his iconic ‘How Do You Do Fellow Kids?’ meme.
You know you’re a good meme when you’re based on a random cutaway scene from a 30 Rock episode in 2012 and you remain well in use nine years later. In the scene, Buscemi played hapless private eye Lenny Wosniak, who was allegedly part of a “special task force of very young-looking cops who infiltrated high schools”, a parody of 21 Jump Street.
It soon became the go-to meme for any instance of someone acting too young for their age on the internet. And the actor beautifully brought it to real life this Halloween, dressing up as the meme to welcome trick or treaters at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
His skateboard was a bit dustier than the one from the episode, he was also wearing black glasses, but the rest of the costume was spot on.
This has just enhanced Buscemi’s status as one of Hollywood’s genuine good guys. Oh, and also musician Elvis Costello just happened to be sitting with Buscemi giving out candy because of course he was.
Steve Buscemi wins Halloween giving out candy in Brooklyn dressed as his epic GIF….”How do you do, fellow kids”
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— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) November 1, 2021
There’s been a real trend of celebrities discovering their memes recently. Daniel Craig was finally introduced to his ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Weekend’ meme, based on him introducing R&B star The Weeknd as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
“I don’t know what that is, but thank you. That’s lovely. I suppose I’d have to have social media to know what that was all about,” the James Bond actor said when an interviewer showed him the meme.
All I ask from Buscemi now is that he dresses up as the endearing Donny from The Big Lebowski for Halloween next year. That’s all I ask.
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