Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves refers to the captions of a popular image macro meme, taken from the American animated series, titled “VeggieTales.”
The meme depicts three humanlike scallion salesmen, saying the phrase which is often encountered as the punchline of several jokes and memes on the internet, starting in 2017.
The format can be encountered on image macros, as well as reaction GIFs and YouTube videos, often resembling the Me and The Boys template.
The phrase appears in the “VeggieTales” episode, titled “Madame Blueberry,” which aired on July 21st, 1998.
The episode presents the three sales scallions approaching “Madame Blueberry” in her house and attempting to lure her into buying their products by singing a song for her, with the initial line “Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves”.
On January 10th, 2017 the song was uploaded to the YouTube channel Classic VeggieTales Fan, fitted with lyrics and amassing great popularity shortly after its upload.
Soon after the YouTube upload, “Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves” was turned into a meme about middle aged Indian men approaching teenage Instagram models, fitted with the macro “Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves”.
The meme was initially uploaded to Memedroid and the next day it was already present on Reddit.
Following this, the format was already established and memers across all platforms started producing and uploading new jokes, using the macro from “VeggieTales,” introducing a new viral meme to the internet, that was one of the major formats between 2017 and 2020.