Confirmed

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About

Confused Travolta is an animated GIF series featuring a cutout of actor John Travolta in the 1994 black comedy crime film Pulp Fiction edited into other base images of various contexts.



Origin

On November 17th, 2012, Imgur[5] user karmafrappuccino posted a reaction GIF of the Pulp Fiction character Vincent Vega (played by John Travolta) looking around a room while being spoken to over an intercom by the character Mia Wallace (shown below).

On November 6th, Imgur[2] user ILikeToWonkaMyWilly uploaded a Confused Travolta GIF in a supermarket toy aisle (shown below). Within ten days, the post gained over 2.8 million views, 12,600 points and 370 comments.

Spread

The following day, ILikeToWonkaMyWilly posted a tutorial for making Confused Travolta GIFs using Sony Vegas Pro software and provided a GIF of Travolta in front of a green background (shown below).[4]

Also on November 7th, Imgur user danoone submitted a GIF titled "MRW no one tells me the class is canceled," in which the Travolta GIF is edited into a photograph of an empty classroom (shown below). In the first nine days, the GIF received upwards of 870,000 views and 10,500 points.

On November 8th, the /r/ConfusedTravolta[1] subreddit was launched for notable examples from the GIF series. The following day, YouTuber Burt Rutherford uploaded a video titled "Return of the Confused Travolta," featuring the Confused Travolta animation and a clip from the Shia LaBeouf motivational video edited into a scene from the 1983 science fiction film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (shown below).

On November 10th, Imgur[3] published a blog post about the animated GIF series, featuring several notable examples uploaded to the image-sharing site. In the coming days, the news sites The Daily Star[6] and Brilio[7] posted articles about the Confused Travlota GIFs.

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chrisrick

John Travolta just acts really cool..http://goo.gl/mjW9rs

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Patrick

+1 confirm, seeing this a lot recently.

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LazarheaD

It's now a game on Newgrounds! http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/669662

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nebidaan

Confused Travolta teleportation fail:

https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6UB5Etd19WGRFQGY/giphy.gif

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hendawg2020

It should be called "Vexed Vincent Vega".

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shaunr

Travolta gif version optimized for white backgrounds like on this website:

I'm also going to post my version of the cutout which has transparency intact so you don't need to fiddle with the chroma keyer- just drag and drop and change the alpha mode. I'm working on a demo to show this and also show how I made it within After Effects and how you can export your own videos which have transparency intact, similar to how the Video Copilot action essentials resources work.

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mike08

Now this is pretty funny

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Yuri V

Travolta is confused why this is not confirmed yet.

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the_battery

+1 confirm

these get really really funny.

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LostDingo

“I don’t get it. There was a sign outside that said there was a Dead N***er Storage inside.”

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Vomkrieg

We had a place in my city called DNS Storage. They rebranded as "storage king" a while back, i wonder if they got sick of people asking what the DNS stood for.

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