Wow, this is Worthless


What does Wow, this is Worthless mean?

Wow, this is worthless, also known as whoa, this is worthless refers to a memorable quote turned exploitable meme series, originated from Gravity Falls.

It is said by the character Dipper after he receives a bank note of -12 dollars.

Online, an image macro of the scene has been used as a reaction and exploitable image macro, in a similar manner to the Scroll of Truth format.

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What's the origin of Wow, this is Worthless?

The line originates from Season 1 Episode 8 of the animated series Gravity Falls, which first aired in the United States under the title “Irrational Treasure” on August 17th, 2012.

Toward the end of the episode, Trembley gives Dipper a -12-dollar bill, to which Dipper exclaims “Wow, this is worthless”.

An isolated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by Raven M. on September 16th, 2012, under the title -12 Dollar Bill.

Spread & Usage

How did Wow, this is Worthless spread?

A reaction GIF of the scene first appeared online during the mid-2010’s, and the first image macro of the scene was shared with Spanish captions on Memedroid on September 2nd, 2017.

Exploitable memes of “Wow, this is worthless” started appearing on various Reddit subs and threads in late 2018, and their popularity have been increasing ever since, peaking in June 2020, with the meme appearing on various sites ranging from Reddit, to Tumblr, 9GAG and Twitter.

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