Who is Robert B. Weide and why did his name became a video meme?
November 8, 2019 Divine Sanchez
We’ve all seen the iconic ‘Robert B. Weide’ end credit in every video meme. But it made us think, who is this guy and why did he become an Internet sensation? Find out right here!
If you’re a social media addict, you’re probably not too new to the meme that starts with a video about to create an awkward or uncomfortable situation then abruptly cuts to the end credits showing, “Directed by Robert B. Weide”, accompanied by a comedic carnival song. But who exactly is Robert B. Weide? Let’s find out!
Well, for starters, it all began with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ on October 15th, 2000. It’s an American comedy series directed by Robert B. Weide and created by Larry David (who also had his fair share of the meme). In the series, each episode’s plot ends with a situation about to escalate, then cuts to the end credits and title theme song, “Frolic” by Luciano Michelini.
It was in 2011 when it was first for fun by YouTuber Nikolaj Christensen when he posted a video of the ending of the film, ‘The Mist’ with ‘Curb your Enthusiasm’s’ upbeat theme mentioned earlier. The post has received more than 23,000 views in seven years.
And since then, it has become a widely used clip of many video memes we’ve all known and come to love!
Who is Robert B. Weide?
More than an Internet meme, Robert B. Weide is an award-winning director, producer, and writer. He’s widely known for his documentaries on comedians such as: ‘W. C. Fields’, ‘Mort Sahl’, ‘Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth’, and ‘Woody Allen’.
In 2018, he released a statement regarding to netizens associating him with the memes circulating on social media.
So it’s clear to say HE ISN’T THE ONE WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MEMES but we also have to take note that we won’t be enjoying these hilarious videos without him!
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