That's a Penis

That's a Penis

Updated Mar 05, 2014 at 02:30AM EST by Brad.

Added Oct 31, 2013 at 05:07PM EDT by Don.

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“That’s a Penis” is a memorable quote from an episode of the comedy television show How I Met Your Mother, which is commonly associated online with a reaction GIF of the scene.

Origin

In Season 2 Episode 6 of How I Met Your Mother, the architecture firm owned by the protagonist Ted presents a design to which the client responds by saying “that’s a penis” (shown below).



On June 8th, 2011, user Sticky on the microblogging site Soup[5] posted an animated GIF of the scene with the caption “that’s a penis” (shown below).



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On June 22nd, 2011, a Facebook[1] page titled “That’s a penis” was launched. On July 16th, Redditor Mexican_Beluga posted the animated GIF to the /r/funny[3] subreddit to mock his friend’s first sexual experience, receiving more than 6,000 up votes and 530 comments before it was archived. On August 28th, Redditor monochrome_sketch linked to the GIF on the /r/funny[2] subreddit, joking about his first time browsing the amateur nude pictures subreddit /r/gonewild. In the comments section of the post, Redditor Tyba11s posted a reversed version of the GIF (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gathered over 6,100 up votes and 190 comments.



On the same day, Tumblr user brokentripod[4] reposted the reversed GIF. On August 9th, 2012, Redditor Khromasoul posted the original “that’s a penis” GIF to the /r/reactiongifs[7] subreddit, expressing his reaction to seeing his wife’s ultrasound. Prior to being archived, the post gathered more than 1,900 up votes and 50 comments. On October 21st, IGN Forums[6] member sumidiotdude posted the reversed GIF in “The Vestibule” community board.

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