How do you do fellow kids refers to a reaction image that is mainly used for people on the internet, who are trying to blend in to communities that they are obviously not a part of.
The meme usually appears in the form of an image macro, featuring Steve Buscemi in a youthful outfit, holding a skateboard, with the caption “How do you do, fellow kids?”.
It is frequently photoshopped and edited, so that Buscemi represents the style of a given sub-culture.
How do you do fellow kids originates from the 30 Rock season 6, episode 8, titled “The Tuxedo Begins”, in which Steve Buscemi masquerades as a private investigator.
The episode, which aired on February 16th, 2012, involves Buscemi in a scene, where he tells his story of an infiltration into a high school, impersonating a student.
During the following scene, the actor, who is now dressed in hip clothing, approaches a couple of kids, saying “how do you do, fellow kids?”.
The image macro of the scene started circulating in spring, 2012.
On 4chan’s boards, the phrase “how do you do, fellow kids?” gained a bigger popularity
Parallel to that, on sites like Imgur and Tumblr, GIFs became more commonly spread over time.