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Youtooz have various memes available in vinyl figure form- from Ugandan Knuckles (his figure is literally named “Dead Meme” ) to Shrek– but this time around they are bringing forth a meme from the classic animated sitcom Family Guy: the “Hurt Peter” meme.
You don’t really need to be a watcher of Family Guy to know this meme. You might have seen it if you go on the Internet frequently or if you are a purveyor of memes in general. “Hurt Peter” refers to a running gag that has cropped up a few times in the show where- you guessed it- Peter gets hurt. He usually just trips over something small but the joke here is that he will sit clutching his knee and hissing in pain for at least a minute or so, like some kind of odd combination of a toddler and an elderly person. Youtooz looked at this image of Peter hissing to himself on the ground and thought, “yep, that is merchandise material right there”. And so, a vinyl figure was born.
Youtooz will also be releasing a figure based on Joe Swanson- Peter’s paraplegic police officer friend- wielding a baseball bat. Because why not. They are also making a figure of “Swole Stewie”, a creepily buff version of the Griffin family baby based on an episode of the show where he ends up taking steroids. A baby taking steroids is actually pretty tame for Family Guy in fairness.