What Is Big Smoke's Order From Grand Theft Auto? The Origin Of 'I'll Have Two Number 9s' Explained

What Is Big Smoke's Order From Grand Theft Auto? The Origin Of 'I'll Have Two Number 9s' Explained

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a critically lauded title when it was first released in 2004, and is widely considered to be a seminal game in its genre. But even GTA: SA has its moments of levity, as seen in the classic drive-thru scene at Cluckin' Bell featuring the player as Carl Johnson, and his old gang pals Ryder and Big Smoke.

I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large,


Big Smoke's exorbitant order in the famous drive-thru scene became a fixture in pranks and memes in the decades following the game, inspiring countless YouTube videos, memes, and copypastas. Here's why you may have come across the phrase, "two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda."

Where Does 'Big Smoke's Order' Come From?

GTA: San Andreas has a mission literally called "Drive-Thru," and it involves you as Carl Johnson taking your buddies Ryder and Big Smoke to Cluckin' Bell to order some fast food. Unfortunately for you, Big Smoke takes the trip as an opportunity to order an obnoxious amount of food, because you're paying, right?


Transcript


Voice Comm: Can I take your order please?
Big Smoke: Carl, what do you want? You gotta eat to keep your strength up, man.
CJ: Ey, I’ll take a number 9, fat boy.
Ryder: Give me a number 9, just like him.
Sweet: I’ll have a number 6 with extra dip.
Big Smoke: I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

How Did 'Big Smoke's Order' Become A Meme?

GTA: San Andreas and its influence lasted for years following its release, and many kids who grew up on the game went on to call back to its funnier moments in a new era of the internet. Sometime around the year 2014, YouTubers began using Big Smoke's memorable order to make crank calls to fast food outlets like McDonald's.


The legend of Big Smoke's order continued, with YouTuber FlyingKitty posting a remix of the scene set to the 1992 track, "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" by Dr. Dre. Other YouTubers took the matter more seriously, with ComradeWarbear analysing Big Smoke's order to see how big it really could have been.



For the full history of Big Smoke's Order, be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.




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