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Dirk Dinkum "Go Away" refers to a song performed by The Garfield Show villain Dirk Dinkum which became a source of memes and ironic appreciation on social media in early May of 2023. The song is performed by Dinkum mostly talking about enjoying being a villain in a thick Australian accent.
"Go Away" appears in The Garfield Show episode "Lion Queen: Welcome to Africa," which aired on October 6th, 2015 (shown below).
The scene was largely forgotten until May 3rd, 2023, when Twitter user @n64cartridges posted it, calling it "the most random ass villain song ive ever heard." The tweet gained 2,000 retweets and 16,000 likes in one week (shown below).
was watching a garfield show episode in vc last night and it has the most random ass villain song ive ever heard— dirkposting CEO (@n64cartridges) May 3, 2023
its..something alright pic.twitter.com/ycaCRvNFHt
The tweet began inspiring memes about the song roughly a week after it was posted. On May 8th, 2023 Twitter user @DPlexHD fit lyrics from Dinkum's song into the Rick and Morty High IQ copypasta, gaining over 30 retweets and 100 likes in two days (shown below, top). On May 9th, Twitter user @DuneDudeNG posted a remix blending the song and the dance from "Party Rock Anthem," gaining over 230 retweets and 920 likes in one day (shown below, bottom).
i just noticed Dirk Dinkum's song and Party Rock Anthem have the same bpm pic.twitter.com/whK5U27Ngh
— DuneDude🆖 (@DuneDudeNG) May 9, 2023
On YouTube, users began remixing it in various popular YouTube Poop styles. On May 5th, user borago officinalis posted a Gets Faster remix, gaining over 1,400 views in five days (shown below, left). The same day, user trapezoidalt posted a Slowed + Reverb remix, gaining over 1,000 views in the same time (shown below, right).
the world if Dirk Dinkum had control over the white house
person: "sir a plane has hit both world trade centers and the pentagon as well as some random feild in pensilvania"
dirk dinkum: https://t.co/hCg8VRYXY1 pic.twitter.com/xfEqOg4JUu
— chuckles (@function_chuck) May 8, 2023
— SirJules (@itsSirJules) May 10, 2023
my contribution to the dirk dinkum garfield show meme going around
and they said synthv teto lite didnt support english
(they were right this sucked to do lmao) pic.twitter.com/fTMCz2Usgx
— ❄️Winter❄️ (@perfectfreeze_) May 10, 2023