He a little confused refers to a popular image macro template, created from a scene from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
It is mainly utilized as a reaction image combination of the memes I Am Confusion and It Ain’t Much But It’s Honest Work.
The line comes from the Season 2 Episode 20 of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which first aired on February 24th, 1992, under the title “Those Were the Days”.
In one of the scenes, Will is presenting his friend, Cornflake with the phrase “He a little confused, but he’s got the spirit”.
The first reaction image macro of the scene was uploaded to the r/memeeconomy subreddit by u/RandomStupidClips on May 1st, 2019.
The rest of 2019 saw the rise of the “He a little confused” meme, with the template spreading to various subreddits, as well as other sites, like 9GAG, iFunny and FunnyJunk.
“He a little confused” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on May 24th, 2021.
The popularity of the meme has been rising steadily, with more and more posts and mentions emerging, related to the phrase.
- Cheezburger.com – ‘He A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit’ Memes People Who Don’t Quite Get It
- Reddit – r/memes