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Groovy memes based on the iconic Spiderman of the '60s

Entertainment | June 25, 2018

The Amazing Spiderman In 'The Deadly Dust' American actor Nicholas Hammond (left), as the costumed superhero Spider-man, wrangles a villain in an episode of the CBS television series 'The Amazing Spider-Man' April 1978. (Getty Images)

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can,
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves, just like flies,
Look out, here comes the Spiderman!

If you grew up in the '60s then you remember that awesome song and the ORIGINAL and amazing Spiderman!

Spiderman has undergone quite an evolution over the years, which began with an epic comic book series created by writer, Stan Lee. The series revolved around the fictional character, Peter Parker, a humble high school student. As the story goes, Parker was, unfortunately, bitten by a radioactive spider. Although it was seemingly unfortunate, he then developed an extraordinary strength and super, spider-like qualities. Peter Parker had developed super hero powers!

The comic book series was followed by an animated, children’s series (also enjoyed by adults) and then a television series which portrayed real people in typically animated roles. Initially, the story revolved around Peter Parker’s position at the Daily Bugle but soon took on a life of its own.

Fast forward to the present… Enter the meme!

A “MEME,” according to the dictionary definition, is:

mēm/

noun

1. an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.

2. a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

The original Spiderman, superhero, is NOTHING if not nostalgic… and a friendly crime fighter!

So here is where our worlds collide, folks! Classic Spiderman meets the modern day, sarcastic, if not political, meme! That’s right… what is old becomes new again. There is something so simple and classic about the Spiderman superhero of yesteryear that he can be utilized to relate to connect all generations to the world of modern and current topics.

Spiderman, also referred to as, “Spidey,” back in the groovy era, holds a special place in the hearts of the counterculture.

Spiderman did what we only wished we could have done. Who wouldn’t have loved to have super human powers to "right" all the wrongs in the world? That is precisely why we can all associate with the Spiderman meme!

Spiderman memes get the attention of the counterculture and hippies because we all just wanted to be heard.

Epic Spiderman throwback or not… who wouldn’t love to say this to someone!

Many people, young and old, would love to have someone “get the point” just because they said so! I don’t think many people would have argued with Spiderman; even if he said the sky was purple!

Now let’s not forget that Peter Parker, a.k.a., Spiderman, had the attention of the (real life) public but he also had their respect. There is a lot to be said for that little tidbit. Not only was Spiderman on the side of all that was good and pure, but he had the collective respect of the people. His opinion mattered!

Spiderman relates to real people on a groovy level, even though we often don’t say what we mean!

Soon after, Spiderman had the attention of the television viewing world! Let’s face it, celebrities get attention and turn heads!  

Spiderman is a throwback character that can get away with anything… and make sense!

Insert your own Spiderman meme here!

Go ahead... its OK!

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Rebeka Knott

Writer

Rebeka grew up in the 1960’s & 1970’s and has always subscribed to the theory that a positive attitude will take you far! She is a wife and mother of 3 with a fun-loving spirit, believing that family and relationships are invaluable.