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    Turns Out, Andrew Garfield Is Responsible For Incorporating That Viral Meme Into "Spider-Man: No Way Home," And It's So Brilliant I Could Kiss Him

    It was a cultural reset.

    Warning: Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home!

    Spider-Man: No Way Home gave us so much.

    It gave us a Peter and MJ smooch, closure for Andrew Garfield's version of Peter after the death of Gwen, and all THREE Spider-Men onscreen together.

    Hands down, my favorite parts of the movie were when the three Peter Parkers interacted with each other.

    In particular, when the trio actually referenced a mega viral meme by re-creating it in a scene.

    Yes, I'm talking about this bad boy right here — the GOAT of all Marvel memes — the Spider-Man pointing meme.

    In the final fight scene, the Peters decide to call themselves "Peter 1," "Peter 2," and "Peter 3," so as not to avoid confusion. Of course, they can't remember who is which number, so they all start pointing at each other, just like in the meme.

    But what makes this scene even better is knowing Andrew Garfield is responsible for it. (*cries in Marvel bliss*)

    "We were trying to figure out the pointing thing, like how we were going to do the pointing meme in a way," Andrew Garfield told Deadline last week. "It took us a while — it kind of happened naturally on that scaffolding scene with Peter 1, Peter 2, Peter 3, like all that."

    "I remember having a lightning bolt and running into set and telling [director] Jon [Watts], ‘I got it, I got it!’"

    "Cause there’s this moment where Jacob [Batalon] is like, ‘Hey, Peter?’ and we all go, ‘Yeah?’" he explained. "But in the script, it was like, that was that. We all go ‘Yeah?’ and in the script, my Peter says, ‘This isn’t going to get old at all,’ like something kind of sardonic — which felt kind of undercutting."

    Originally, the scene was going to end with Andrew's Peter saying something like, "God, we're so cute." But Andrew felt like that didn't do it justice, and he knew "this [was] the moment" where he could reference the meme once again.

    "I was like, no, this is the moment where we get to go, ‘Do you mean me?’ Jon [Watts] was like, ‘That’s it. That’s it. Done.’ I was so happy that worked.”

    Not only did it work, but dare I say, for me, it kind of made the whole movie?

    God bless Andrew Garfield and his brilliant little mind.