I’m doing my part is a popular catchphrase, originating from the science fiction motion picture, Starship Troopers.
Online, it is used as the caption on GIFs, reaction images and image macros, for declaring collaboration in a cause.
Starship Troopers was premiered in the United States on November 4th, 1997.
One of the scenes in the movie depict an advertisement for the Mobile Infantry, where various soldiers look into the camera and say “I’m doing my part”.
A separate clip of this scene was uploaded to YouTube by REINOS DE FANTASIA on January 8th, 2014.
The phrase would be seen in early image macros and GIFs around 2015 and 2016, however, its popularity surged in 2018, as it would become a more and more frequent phenomenon on meme sites like 9GAG, Me.me as well as social media sites like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where “I’m doing my part” may appear as an image macro or a GIF.
- Reddit – r/memes