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Shaggy, This Isn’t Weed

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Shaggy, This Isn’t Weed refers to a series of photoshopped images of the character Fred Jones from the animated television series Scooby Doo: Where Are You? with another, distorted face edited onto his own. The picture is captioned “Shaggy, this isn’t weed” implying that Fred had taken hallucinogenic substances. Online, people have posted variations of the picture, adding the catchphrase to other pieces of culture.

Origin

The earliest available example of the image was posted on November 16th, 2015 by Redditor [1] thiscontradiction. The post (shown below, left) received more than 14,000 points (79% upvoted) and 250 comments before archiving.

Later in the thread, one Redditor [2] explains that face is an illustration of Adalia Rose, a woman with the genetic disorder Progeria, which has been used on 4chan since as early as July 30th, 2012 (examples below, right)

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Several months later, Imgur [3] user stephenbalaban posted an image of person with the Google DeepDream generator-like generator Dreamscope. They captioned the photograph “Shaggy, This Isn’t Weed.” The post (shown below) received more than 3,900 views in two years.

On January 30th, YouTuber Marshall Woodall published a video parody of Scooby Doo in which the characters are shown as distorted versions of themselves. The post (shown below, left) received more than 14,000 views.

Later that year, on April 26th, Drawception [4] player Ashleigh Rockingtin posted a illustrated version of the meme (shown below, right).

On December 15th, 2016, a deactivated Redditor [5] in the /r/coaxedintoasnafu subreddit posted an increasingly verbose variation of the image. The post (shown below) received more than 100 points (99% upvoted) in less than two years.

Shaggy, This Isn't Weed refers to a series of photoshopped images of the character Fred Jones from the animated television series Scooby Doo: Where Are You? with another, distorted face edited onto his own. The picture is captioned “Shaggy, this isn't weed” implying that Fred had taken hallucinagenic substances. Online, people have posted variations of the picture, adding the catchphrase to other pieces of culture. ]]>