In the age of social media it's gotten pretty hard to cut through all the fake news and the lies we sometimes tell ourselves, but a new meme featuring Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes is ready to cut right to the bone.
Though Jonathan Frakes will always be hailed by fans for his role as Jean-Luc Picard's "Number One", Commander William T. Riker, older millennials will probably remember Frakes' three seasons as host of the Syfy channel's Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.
The paranormal anthology series which ran from 1997 to 2002 featured a number of logic defying tales each episode and challenged viewers to determine which were real and which ones were made up.
jonathan frakes telling you you're wrong for 47 secondswww.youtube.com
At the end of each story Frakes would clue viewers in on whether the story was true or false, employing an arsenal of pithy quips like "You're wrong". "Not this time" or "It's a total fabrication" when the story wasn't true.
For reasons we may never know Youtuber wintermoot decided to compile 47 seconds of Franks' denials and in the process may have created the greatest response to lies and falsehoods the internet has ever seen.
Straight and to the point it's pretty hard to argue with Jonathan Frakes. Once Twitter got a hold of it, the supercut quickly achieved meme status.
The 47-second clip seemed perfect for almost every occasion.
every time someone says they found a good billionaire https://t.co/EVQbXDCnBM— the thicc husband (@the thicc husband) 1555508899.0
@lukeisamazing @RealLifeJakeW A “good” billionaire wouldn’t be a billionaire— Det. Michael Scarn, FBI (@Det. Michael Scarn, FBI) 1555530729.0
@bleedaquaorange @lukeisamazing @RealLifeJakeW Yes they would— Good Billionaire (@Good Billionaire) 1555539453.0
@GoodBillionaire @bleedaquaorange @lukeisamazing @RealLifeJakeW Usernames don’t lie!— Scaredy Fish 🐠🐟🐡 (@Scaredy Fish 🐠🐟🐡) 1555546088.0
@lukeisamazing @MorvMW https://t.co/y6QJiyYlLn— Penguin Flight (@Penguin Flight) 1555574550.0
@lukeisamazing @jbowditch Everytime a billionaire says they do their taxes— Patrick is so tired. (@Patrick is so tired.) 1555688085.0
Like the lies we sometimes tell ourselves.
Me: I'm going to start exercising daily and eating healthy Also me: https://t.co/U8paNn5Kyo— Reverend Scott (@Reverend Scott) 1555601927.0
@Reverend_Scott Me, eating pizza: I was going to have a salad for lunch— MJ 🦋 (@MJ 🦋) 1555649142.0
@VikkKelly @Reverend_Scott “It’s a total fabrication”— natasha☁️ (@natasha☁️) 1555669937.0
When I tell myself I’m just going to watch one episode & NOT the entire series in one sitting https://t.co/lKgOd0J2Ly— AyyTrae (@AyyTrae) 1555573410.0
@ayytrae https://t.co/kjzeMUAnKt— Seven Rodham Bokkie (@Seven Rodham Bokkie) 1555639932.0
@ayytrae Every single time 😩— Egle™ (@Egle™) 1555648430.0
Or the "maybe not so true" things we tell others.
Every time I text back “Sorry, just saw this!” https://t.co/iqVjyWuUjD— Ally Hord (@Ally Hord) 1555588978.0
@hordie @infinitesimull ~ we’re shocked. https://t.co/ZzELgdcmNp— quirk ~ e 💚💙 (@quirk ~ e 💚💙) 1555608305.0
@hordie No one needs to be called out about this. Let's just...let the past be the past. It's all very plausible a… https://t.co/sp7oqRDwOq— Keni (@Keni) 1555625890.0
Me and my friends from high school every time we say we’ll get coffee when they’re in town https://t.co/YZPZeob4x8— Chandler Dean (@Chandler Dean) 1555617785.0
@chandlerjdean https://t.co/b7pqo5DluJ— Ethan Cantu (@Ethan Cantu) 1555631830.0
@chandlerjdean This one particularly hurts...— Mr. Positive (@Mr. Positive) 1555623948.0
@chandlerjdean I can’t wait till I graduate so I can relate to this even more— Ian S (@Ian S) 1555719152.0
It even seems to work with the truth we just don't feel like hearing.
When people try to tell me about things I did while I was drunk https://t.co/Tx26VSyClm— Koman Rillgore (@Koman Rillgore) 1555549666.0
@ljv28 @RomanKillgore @elle_rowlands Good thing I’m never boozing again— Chris (@Chris) 1555654730.0
@ChrisTS__ @ljv28 @RomanKillgore well we all know that’s just pure bollocks— fuckin el (@fuckin el) 1555668738.0
@ChrisTS__ @elle_rowlands @RomanKillgore You're gonna be so drunk by the end of today 😂— Liam (@Liam) 1555669225.0
It's not the first time Frakes has been turned into a meme.
On Star Trek: The Next Generation the actor's signature style when grabbing a seat was eventually dubbed "the Riker Maneuver" by fans.
Riker sits downwww.youtube.com
And this time around the actor has graciously embraced his new meme status.
I'm #proudtobeameme jonathan frakes telling you you're wrong for 47 seconds https://t.co/Zo7eI3OtHO via @YouTube— Jonathan Frakes (@Jonathan Frakes) 1555616866.0