Former president of Nintendo of America and current lecturer at Cornell University Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed what his favorite meme about himself was from the time he spent working at Nintendo. It’s a classic, the time-tested quote “my body is ready”.
The quote is actually what began making Reggie famous as a Nintendo public figure towards the start of his career with the company. The words were uttered by Reggie during Nintendo’s E3 2007 conference wherein they were discussing the upcoming release of Wii Fit, and before stepping onto the balance board, he just randomly spouted out the phrase “my body is ready.” The phrase has been memed to death, used by Fils-Aime himself, and even has a mutated cousin in the form of “my body is Reggie.”
Fils-Aime is no stranger to being memed and joked about, though he has always taken in good faith. There are numerous other jokes and memes associated with the former President of Nintendo of America, from the rarely used but still beloved “I feel just like a purple Pikmin”, which Reggie once also said, or the infamous moniker he earned as “The Reginator”. The lovable persona that Reggie gained with the Nintendo fanbase was so strong, that he essentially became an entertainer as well as a businessman while he worked with the company; appearing in multiple live-action and animated skits in order to promote games and events, and even just crack jokes, even going so far as to have running jokes across event presentations separated by months.
Reggie Fils-Aime is a skilled businessman with a loveable attitude, and he was beloved during his time at Nintendo. While he may no longer be associated with the company, he continues his work through lectures at Cornell and will remain in the hearts of many as a loveable figure, whose body is always ready.