The quote originates from Episode 11 of Season 9 from King of the Hill, first aired on April 10th, 2005, under the title Redcorn Gambles with His Future.
At one point in the episode, Hank Hill is exclaiming “Do I look like I know what a jpeg is?” in frustration, as he is explaining “I just want a picture of a god-dang hot dog”.
A clip of the scene was first uploaded to YouTube by FontaineDelaTour on February 11th, 2010.
Starting in 2013, parodies of the scene started appearing on YouTube, usually as videos with a degrading sound and image quality, mimicking the characteristics of a highly compressed jpeg image.
Over the years, remixes and parodies of “Do I look like I know what a jpeg is?” meme had been referenced on various parts of the internet, including sites like YouTube, Reddit, Imgur and me.me.
- Reddit – r/KingOfTheHill