Steve Buscemi Won Halloween By Dressing Up As His 'How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?' Meme And Handing Out Candy
We're gonna let you finish, but Steve Buscemi's Halloween costume this year was the best Halloween costume of all time.
The quirky character actor practically broke the internet when he was spotted handing out candy in front of his Brooklyn stoop this weekend, dressed as what is arguably his most iconic character.
No, not Carl Showalter from Fargo or Nucky Thompson from Boardwalk Empire, but rather 30 Rock's Lenny Wosniak, the character who has cemented Buscemi's place in the internet hall of fame with his "How do you do, fellow kids?" meme.
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the fact that Steve Buscemi dressed up as his own character 🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/N1iBoKr53D
— alexandrea (@buscemifilm) November 1, 2021
Buscemi's Wosniak was a recurring character on Tina Fey's celebrated NBC sitcom, a bumbling undercover cop who got into all sorts of hilariously dumb mishaps during the show's run.
But none of Wosniak's foibles hold a candle to his most iconic undercover investigation: When he posed as a high schooler in a red hoodie and a backward cap with a skateboard slung over his shoulder, greeting high school students with "How do you do, fellow kids?" for an extra bit of help covering the fact that he is visibly in his 50s.
The moment has since become one of the most instantly recognizable memes and GIFs on the internet, frequently employed by those of a certain age struggling to keep up with pop culture and younger generations.
Given the meme's long-running popularity, it's no surprise Buscemi's appearance on Halloween night blew several minds. One young fan, Stella Wexler Rush, spoke to The New York Post about her thrilling experience happening upon the actor while trick-or-treating with her friends.
My daughter got a less blurry pic! https://t.co/alM7crnEYM pic.twitter.com/qsVhyCgh61
— Debra Wexler (@DebraWexler_) November 1, 2021
Wexler Rush told the Post:
"We weren't sure if it was him at first... He told us that we couldn't take a photo with him unless we guessed who he was supposed to be, so we guessed … and then three of my friends got a picture."
On Twitter, people were delighted by Buscemi's perfect costume choice.
“How do you do, fellow kids?" Steve Buscemi (actual Steve Buscemi) #halloween #parkslope #Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/NLNBC98NnF
— Lynn Harris (@harrislynn) October 31, 2021
Steve Buscemi wins Halloween giving out candy in Brooklyn dressed as his epic GIF…."How do you do, fellow kids"
📷by @mikeshza pic.twitter.com/bBidpZXUYY
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) November 1, 2021
I need you all to know that Steve Buscemi is going out as the "Fellow Kids" meme this year and it's perfect and ideal. https://t.co/6mdxnRHQll
— Lon Harris (@Lons) November 1, 2021
If ya don't love Steve Buscemi we can't be friends... https://t.co/BNaB1mDbOG
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 1, 2021
No more calls. No more tricks. No more treats.
We have the international, unanimous Halloween 2021 winner and it's Steve Buscemi as…Steve Buscemi #HowDoYouDoFellowKids pic.twitter.com/cYIiTbPjFn
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 1, 2021
Steve Buscemi went full meta last night pic.twitter.com/RbcJ1EFtHX
— Tom Reagan's Hat (@RufusTSuperfly) November 1, 2021
the rumors are true
we are a Steve Buscemi stan account https://t.co/bvg4bfrN3C
— Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) November 1, 2021
Best Halloween costume of 2021, hands down https://t.co/9ndmgevWBx
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) November 1, 2021
Steve Buscemi wins Halloween this year!
"Hello, fellow kids." pic.twitter.com/b9sUxJ9O11
— Derf Backderf (@DerfBackderf) November 1, 2021
Steve Buscemi won halloween pic.twitter.com/D50XuyxyLK
— advit in soho (@advitreides) November 1, 2021
A challenge to Buscemi, if he's reading.
Next year, dress up as the wood chipper in Fargo. It's the only thing that could top this!