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Animated Dads on Computers

Added by Philipp • Updated 7 months ago by Rose Abrams
Added by Philipp • Updated 7 months ago by Rose Abrams

Adult male characters from animated movies using computers


Animated Dads on Computers refers to images of father characters from animated movies using computers, most notably Coraline's Dad from the 2009 film Coraline and Mr. Incredible from the 2004 film Incredibles. The images have been used to convey the exhaustion from computer activity or from trying to keep up with social media trends, particularly for people in their 30s or older.


The scene of tired Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible typing on computer from the 2004 film Incredibles first saw use in memes. In 2014, Tumblr[1] account Facingchildhood posted a GIF of the scene (shown below, left; original post no longer available).

Prior to December 21st, 2017, an unknown user created a meme based on a frame from the GIF, captioning it "You ever get so bored at work that you actually start doing your job" (shown below, right). The meme saw viral circulation online in the late 2010s, including reposts on Imgur,[2] 9GAG[3] and Reddit.[4]

Mr Incredible typing on a computer office job You ever get so bored at work that you actually start doing your job INSURICANE

On October 13th, 2018, Tumblr[5] user disgruntledlungfish posted a still image of tired Charlie Jones from the 2009 film Coraline, writing "Today I feel like the dad from coraline" (shown below, left). The post received over 90,800 likes and reblogs in three years. The image did not see further use until March 27th, 2020, when Twitter[6] user @janaymasay posted the image of tired Chalie Jones typing on a computer, captioning it "been looking like this guy lately" (shown below, center). The tweet gained over 111,300 likes and 35,800 retweets in three months.

The image spawned a meme format known as Coraline's Dad, with a two-panel version of the meme gaining popularity as Are You Winning, Dad?, a spin on Are Ya Winning, Son? format (example shown below, right).

Today I feel like the dad from coraline MIUHIGAN STATE janay @janaymasay been looking like this guy lately uHIGA STATE 8:32 PM · Mar 27, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone aHIGA "are you winning dad?" Easy mode is now selectable.

On June 4th, 2020, Instagram[7] user robloxmemepage posted a GIF caption meme based on the GIF of tired Mr. Incredible typing (shown below, left), with the meme being widely circulated in the following weeks.[8][9]

On June 26th, 2020, following the viral popularity of Coraline's Dad format and the viral spread of robloxmemepage's post, Twitter[10] user @MEdwardsVA made the first post combining the two images, captioning it with a dialogue of two people reacting to each other's memes. The post (shown below, right)received over 21,300 retweets and 129,300 likes in one year. A same-day repost by Redditor YOINKsn received 48,100 upvotes in /r/me_irl[11] six months.

cartoon network animators spending 300 hours animating a small child farting robloxmemepage INSURICARE Michael Edwards @MEdwardsVA "Lol great meme dude" "Yea, yours is making me lose it dude" INSOR HIGA STATE


In late June 2020, memes using images of both tired Mr. Incredible and Charlie Jones typing on computers gained viral spread in the form of image macros, redraws and fan art. On June 26th, Redditors[12][13] Hopefo and rayquazaistthebest and iFunny[14] user takumi_ posted versions of the meme which received over 79,000 upvotes, 55,500 upvotes and 109,300 smiles in six months, respectively (shown below).

Grown men on discord pretending to be teenage girls talking to other grown men pretending to be teenage girls HIGA 57ATE "It's really fun playing bro" "Yeah bro it's the best" When you see another classmate on the same google doc at 2 am INSRR IGA 5TITE

On June 28th, 2020, Twitter[15] user @zimtries posted the first known fan art of Mr. Incredible and Charlie Jones, with their post gaining over 10,600 retweets and 61,900 likes in one year (shown below, left). On July 6th, Twitter[16] user @L_Agache posted an artwork that gained over 9,200 retweets 60,000 likes in the same period (shown below, right).


Addition of Other Dads

On June 26th and 28th, 2020, Discord user snek with hat (Redditor[17] your_local_loser563) and Redditor[18] TheRedditJedi posted the two earliest memes that added panels with additional characters, with their posts gaining over 31,000 and 560 upvotes in six months respectively (shown below, left and right).

snek with hat Today at 6:16 PM @everyone Everybody when someone drop a @everyone in the Discord Text Channel INIC IGA ATE INSURICARE HIGAT STATE

On May 2nd, 2021, Twitter[19] gimmick account Out of Context Media (@NoContextMedi) posted a clip from the 2021 film The Mitchells vs. the Machines in which father character Rick Mitchell watches a Nyan Cat video on laptop. The post received over 1,100 retweets and 8,300 likes.

Later on the same day, Twitter[20] user @pineda_phoenix quote retweeted the tweet, posting a three-panel image of Mr. Incredible, Charlie Jones and Rick Mitchell. The post received over 3,200 retweets and 16,500 likes in two days (shown below, left). On May 3rd, 2021, Twitter[21] user @pinkbluemiku posted the three images, adding a still image of father character Tim Lockwood from the 2009 film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The post received over 21,500 retweets and 138,000 in one day (shown below, right).

Pineda Phoenix @pineda_phoenix The trifecta is now complete INSURIC hHIGA STATE clover club Jenmu era (crying) ... @pinkbluemiku Collecting these like infinity stones STER

Buff Guys Typing on Laptops

Buff Guys Typing on Laptops refer to a series of memes based on the images of muscular men typing on laptops, usually imagining them expressing thoughts and ideas which are either wholesome or/and can be attributed to anime fans, gamers, avid readers, furries or members of other communities rarely associated with bodybuilding. Most recognized examples of the meme utilize photographs of GigaChad, Flex Lewis, Mike O'Hearn and other bodybuilders. In many examples, Why Yes, How Could You Tell caption is included.

Cute anime girl, I'lI set her as my pfp Hey guys my dank edgy memes are always getting reported. what should I do? that's really unfortunate brother. But, why not switch your meme style? you can try posting dank memes that are not that edgy oimaghost well said, friend. Try giving a shot for more wholesome or relatable memes that insult nobody. they're always appreciated and make others feel better! Spot on! The point of memes is to make others' happy, if for even a second. I'm sure you can do it; I believe in you Jas @ Nasuvember @JasTheLass "Hey guys, this is my first time at the gym, would you mind helping me get adjusted?" "Yeah that's fine dude, I'm free to help" "Yeah me too" "Make that a third" 8:23 AM -18 Oct 2019

Various Examples

"good morning class" "good morning professor" TUNA PRR INSURIC NuHIGA STATE 129RUUS 1RISS 4. FIL 1B PLOYEE HANDBOOK PLOYEE HANDBOOK APLOYEE HANDBOOK The teacher returning grade at 12:00 AM a Me submitting my paper at 11:59 PM HIGA TATE "hey man, just wanted to tell you that you've seriously helped me out these past couple years, i feel like a way better person because i've met you" "hey you too man, i really appreciate being your friend" INSOR HIGA STATE
10 pm: "Can't go to bed without a win bro haha" 6 am: INSO CHIGA STATE my mentally ill friends & i checking up on each other while in our toxic households INSOR uGHIGA STATE yakuza characters on laptops

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