You know he's leaning on and talking to a stone statue located on the Notre Dame Cathedral don't you? The scene used here is the finale from the 1939 film starring Charles Laughton. Might I suggest you watch it as it is a great film version of Hugo's book of the same name.
If you haven't heard of the "Yellow Kid" he became the symbol of yellow journalism in the last part of the 19th C and the first decades of the 20thC. "Yellow journalism and the yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate, well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism." And that's the rest of the meme!.