It’s been a while, but now we bring you another installment of Meme, Myself, and I.
If this seems foreign to you, you’re not alone. Many people the world over have never heard of the Japanese animated series “DragonBall Z.” Specifically, people with lives.
The series revolves around Goku, a Saiyan (alien race), who fights other aliens to take the Dragon Balls back from them. Or, to put it another way, he fights people so he can snatch their balls.
Characters in the series have radar scanners that detect what power level their enemies have. In one of the earliest episodes, Vegeta (another Saiyan, who’s evil at the start but become a good guy in later seasons) scans Goku’s power level and is shocked at how high it is, screaming “It’s over 9000!” and smashing his scanner.
Somehow this turned into a meme. Go figure.
Here’s the original clip.