A quote from a 2009 animated film is making the rounds across social media platforms as users joke about making stupid decisions.
“I may not have a brain, gentlemen, but I have an idea” first originated on Reddit and is now making its way around TikTok. It joins other film- and TV-inspired memes enjoying popularity on TikTok, from the “someone cooked here” meme inspired by Breaking Bad to the Bill Hader dancing meme.
The “I may not have a brain” meme comes courtesy of the 2009 animated film Monsters vs. Aliens, specifically the scene when one of the characters — B.O.B., short for Benzoate Ostylezene Bicarbonate — comes up with a plan.
Because B.O.B. is technically a tomato brought to life after a scientist injected chemically altered ranch dressing into him, he doesn’t have a brain, but that doesn’t stop him from developing his idea.
— King 👑 Amy (@sephiramy) August 13, 2021
Some uses of the audio refer to math that isn’t quite matching:
Employing the use of artificial intelligence to ramp up one’s resume:
One TikToker included the movie’s original scene as a background when using the meme to add to the full effect of B.O.B.’s friends turning to him as he drops his infamous line.
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