I diagnose you with dead refers to a popular image macro, depicting the Back at the Barnyard character Dr. Pig, combined with the titular phrase as the captions.
Online, the image macro is often used to joke about online medical services such as WebMD.
Dr. Pig comes from the TV spinoff of Barnyard; Back at the Barnyard, aired by Nickelodeon between 2007 and 2011.
A recurring part of the animated series featured Dr. Pig answering to a variety of medical issues.
Memes featuring the swine started circulating online in 2017, with the first instance of “I diagnose you with dead” appearing on Tumblr on October 12, 2017.
The format often references other memes, such as the “Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru” and “Me, an intellectual”.
Over the years, “I diagnose you with dead” spread on to Reddit, appearing in subreddits, such as r/MemeEconomy, r/memes and r/dankmemes.
The meme also spread to sites such as Twitter, iFunny and DeviantArt.
- Reddit – r/memes