Waltuh meme depicting walter white (bryan cranston) being held from behind by mike ehrmantraut (jonathan banks) from breaking bad.

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About

Waltuh refers to a series of memes parodying the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul character Mike Ehrmantraut's particular manner of speaking and his catchphrases, mainly his way of pronouncing the name "Walter" as "Waltuh." Started on 4chan in 2018 and popularized in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul communities in the following years, the memes achieved mainstream recognition with the Put Your Dick Away, Walter subformat in August 2022.

Origin

In the Breaking Bad crime drama series and its spin-off Better Call Saul, the character Mike Ehrmantraut, a calm, calculating veteran turned criminal (portrayed by Jonathan Banks), has a particular manner of speech. For example, the character sometimes pronounces Walter White's name as "Waltuh" rather than "Walter" (example video shown below).



Starting in September 2018, on 4chan's /tv/ board, memes about the character gained prominence. The memes parodied several aspects of the character and the show in general, including the Mike Ehrmantraut getting more screentime and slow-paced scenes in Better Call Saul and the character looking older than in Breaking Bad. On September 4th, 2018, an anonymous user created a thread about Better Call Saul being boring, with a user making a post parodying Ehrmantraut's manner of saying the name "Walter" (shown below, left).[1] Later that day, in another thread, a user made another post[2] parodying Ehrmantraut's dialogue as if the character was senile (shown below, center). On September 7th, a user then reused the post for a separate /tv/[3] thread about the character.

However, the earliest found dedicated "waltuh" thread[4] in which Ehrmantraut's manner of speaking was parodied was created on June 19th, 2017 (shown below, right), and the phrase "waltuh" has also been used on /tv/ a few times since 2010.[5][6]


View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace v1.jpg, 22KiB, 300x300 TF Anonymous Tue 04 Sep 2018 17:12:02 No.103291645 Report Quoted By: >>103291710 >>103291818 Vince, why are we filming all my scenes first? Anonymous Tue 04 Sep 2018 17:12:28 No.103291657 Report Still waiting for an episode directed by Vince-o in S4. The opening of S3 Ep2 was undeniable kino Anonymous Tue 04 Sep 2018 17:13:39 No.103291696 Report >>103270892 >watches a show he hates only so he can make s----- threads Pathetic View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace v1.jpg, 262KiB, 1090x1200 Anonymous Tue 04 Sep 2018 17:14:14 No.103291710 Report Quoted By: >>103291808 >>103291645 "waltuh" View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Tue 04 Sep 2018 20:36:51 No.103298462 Report Quoted By: >>103298710 >>103299391 >>103299751 >>103302617 >>103308492 >>103314655 >>103315395 >>103317399 >"mmm waltuh? mmyeah? mmmm...uhhhhuhh... so here I am.... breaking bad..... " jonathon.jpg, 272KiB, 1090x1200 "And *cut* great work jonathon, so we'll see you tomorrow same time for your next scene okay? >"Here I am.... waltuh...." *Okay great stuff" 168KiB, 750x1000, IMG_1043.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Mon 19 Jun 2017 16:50:12 No.84081113 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>84081377 >>84081967 >>84083746 waltuh Anonymous Mon 19 Jun 2017 16:52:08 No.84081177 >No mo half mejurs Report Anonymous Mon 19 Jun 2017 16:53:52 No.84081236 Report >it's a mike eats peanuts for 10 minutes while watching 60's movies Anonymous Mon 19 Jun 2017 16:57:19 No.84081377 Report Quoted By: >>84081552 >>84081113 >it's a mike drops his keys under his car and tries to reach for them episode Anonymous Mon 19 Jun 2017 17:02:29 No.84081552 >>84081377 >it's a mike talks like Sylvester stallone episode Report [21/2]

Spread

In the following months after September 2018, posts making fun of Mike Ehrmantraut's dialogue, including his lines such as "no more half-measures" and "my guys are solid," gained virality on 4chan's /tv/[7][8][9] board (examples shown below).


Te PUS 10KiB, 300x300, images (91).jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Mon 01 Oct 2018 08:17:09 No.104342605 [7/1/6] View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>104343001 >>104343047 So.... uuuhhhmm... it's my birthday waltuh.... View Same >He's clean >We're done >My guys Etc 72KiB, 618x412, jonathan-banks.jpg Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace [12/4/T Anonymous Wed 03 Oct 2018 05:59:09 No.104391402 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>104392119 >Mmmmmm >Oh really? >Is that so? >Waltuh... >Are we good?

From 4chan, the format spread to other Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul communities, primarily to Reddit, where (starting in April 2022) it was combined with the Mikeposting and Kid Named Finger trends. For example, on April 24th, 2022, Redditor[10] Ricen132 reposted a viral edit of Mike Ehrmantraut made to look like a finger, titling the post "mmm…waltuh…" The post received over 4,700 upvotes in four months.

On May 30th, 2022, an anonymous 4chan[11] user reposted a photoshopped image of Mike Ehrmantraut holding Walter White from behind, writing a humorous erotic fanfiction for the characters (shown below). On May 31st, iFunny[12] user PrototypeGuts posted a screenshot of the thread, with the post gaining over 4,200 smiles in two months.


: Anonymous 132 KB JPG 2 Replies Anonymous mike... we can't *whisper* waltuh... 05/30/22(Mon)12:24:30 No.168821481 Anonymous No more half measures View Thread 05/30/22(Mon)12:25:16 No.168821508 05/30/22(Mon)12:26:03 No.168821543

The post later inspired the Put Your Dick Away, Walter meme format.

Parodied Dialogue

  • Waltuh…
  • My guys are solid.
  • No more half-measures.
  • Not my call.
  • Is that so?
  • Are we good?

Anime Memes Replaced With Breaking Bad / Mikeposting

Anime Memes Replaced With Breaking Bad refers to a series of memes that parody cringeworthy and unfunny anime memes by replacing one or several panels with images of characters from the television series Breaking Bad and its spin-off series Better Call Saul. Implementing elements from both ironic Breaking Bad Memes and Staring Animals memes, the format was popularized in late March 2022. The versions in which panels are replaced with Mike Ehrmantraut are known as Mikeposting, with Kid Named Finger being a subformat of that.


Who would win? Random f------ cute neko girl omg Eternal depression Teacher: "The test will be moved to next week." People that didn't study People that studied till morning: I think of a great meme I start searching for the template I don't remember the name of the template, scroll through 1000s of memes but can't search for it Jesse Pinkman

Kid Named Finger

Kid Named Finger is a parody meme format that combines elements of the ironic Breaking Bad trend Mikeposting with the Kid Named X meme format and involves referring to character Mike Ehrmantraut as "kid named finger" or "finger." The parody format gained initial popularity in the /r/okbuddychicanery subreddit in early April 2022 before spreading further in mid-May.


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Put Your Dick Away, Walter

Put Your Dick Away, Walter or Put Your Dick Away, Waltuh is a viral audio clip where a voice actor playing Mike Ehrmentraut from Breaking Bad, also known in memes as Finger, tells Walter White to put his penis away and that he doesn't want to have sex with him. The audio clip, likely inspired by a May 2022 4chan post, was shared on Twitter by @BreakingBadIrny in June 2022 and went viral over the following weeks, particularly on YouTube and TikTok.


Various Examples


Anonymous Sat 28 May 2022 11:38:59 No.168708637 Report Quoted By: >>168709853 >>168709882 >>168715096 ughh waltuhhh ive turn myself into an elephant 37KiB, 437x434, 1612841955486.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Sun 18 Apr 2021 14:22:54 No.149723719 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>149723862 >>149725477 >>149725479 >>149726162 >>149726660 >>149726994 >>149727011 >>149727175 >>149727266 >>149727336 >>149727377 >>149727445 >>149728441 >>149728959 >>149729712 *wheeze* waltuh... [27/4/21 Anonymous Sun 18 Apr 2021 14:27:20 No.149723862 Report Quoted By: >>149724018 >>149725059 >>149725443 >>149723719 >Join with the Unity. My super mutants will bring peace to the wasteland. 105KiB, 700x1000, B44EB881-3D46- 4E33-AE0D-C463EC6D8C48.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous Tue 09 [5/2/5] Apr 2019 01:07:55 No.112626973 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>112627738 >>112628054 >>112628601 WALTUH
Te A 10KiB, 300x300, images (91).jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace foosball Anonymous Thu 04 Oct [247/41/ 127] 2018 09:07:25 No. 104436188 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>104436241 >>104436257 >>104436327 >>104436385 >>104440108 >>104440605 >>104441255 >>104441946 >>104442128 >>104442217 >>104443430 >>104443563 >>104443680 >>104445779 >>104449573 >>104451753 >>104460014 >>104460468 >>104461952 >>104462345 WalTUH...... uhhh..... mmmmMMMMMMmmmmm....... yurkNOW......... no half measures WALTUH............ back in the day.…...... when I looked older...... i had these germans........ all they did was play foosbal in millitary grade treadmills.... ummmmm yeah........ I killed em all waltUhm..... with karate moves....... they didn't had a gun.…...... and they needed one....... anyway i meet this guy called better call sauzzzZZZZzzzz….….... ummmm Kim..... aw yea kim........ *SNORT* just like my granddaughter..... *shlts his pants* Ok great stuff Jonathan! Thanks for coming to film your scenes first! *sucks Bince's d---* how about that angle Bince? *c---* Bravo! 1MiB, 962x980, 1535369010032.png View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace ΚΙΝΟ SPHET - ZO N Better Call Life [22/16/8] Alert Anonymous Thu 20 Jun 2019 09:00:12 No.116904142 Anonymous Thu 20 Jun 2019 09:02:55 No.116904212 Report Quoted By: >>116904280 >>116905074 >>116904142 >it's a 8 minute scene of Mike driving a golf cart through a warehouse View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>116904212 >>116904502 >>116905074 >mmm waltuh Anonymous Sat 28 May 2022 11:20:31 No.168707791 Quoted By: >>168708172 >>168707717 meow waltuh.. no half cat nips...

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