But Your Kids Are Gonna Love It

But Your Kids Are Gonna Love It

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Updated Nov 24, 2019 at 05:20AM EST by Y F.

Added May 11, 2018 at 02:43PM EDT by Matt.

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But Your Kids Are Gonna Love It is a memorable quote uttered by the character Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) in the 1985 science fiction comedy film Back to the Future. Online, a screen-capture from the scene has been used in image macros and reaction images featuring the quote as a punchline to various jokes about pieces of culture that were not appreciated in their own time.

Origin

On July 3rd, 1985, the film Back to the Future was released in theaters in the United States. In the film, the character Marty McFly travels back in time, from 1985 to 1955, and plays the song "Johnny B. Goode" at a school dance (video below, left). During the song, Marty plays a guitar solo filled with anachronistic flourishes and references that would appear foreign to the attendees of the dance. After his performance, they look at him confused, and he says, "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it."

On January 20th, 2013, Tumblr [1] user makisaumon posted a two-panel subtitled screen-capture of the scene. The image (shown below, right) received more than 540 notes in five years.


ENCHA DER T guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA UDER but your kids are gonna love it.

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Five years later, on March 9th, 2018, Redditor [2] NightwingJay posted the image from Tumblr in the /r/PrequelMemes subreddit. They added the title "George Lucas when the prequels finished." The post (shown below) received more than 49,000 points (91% upvoted) and 535 comments.


George Lucas when the prequels finished (iredd.it) submitted 2 months ago by NightwingJay 537 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost ENCHA DER T Iguess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA UDER but your kids are gonna love it.

Several days later, on March 13th, in the /r/dankmemes Redditor[3] dank_lab posted a version of the meme with the caption "When you're a priest and you try to start an orgy in the church but people say no." The post (shown below, left) received more than 2,700 points (97% upvoted) and 40 comments.

On May 4th, Twitter [4] user @rbozell tweeted the image with the caption "John Carpenter after releasing The Thing in 1982." The post (shown below, center) received more than 2,400 retweets and 9,800 likes in seven days.

On May 9th, Twitter[5] user @Chinnerdomain tweeted the meme with the caption "Hideo Kojima after releasing Metal Gear Solid 2 in 2001." The post (shown below, right) received more than 3,500 retweets and 11,000 likes in two days.

Two days later, The Daily Dot [6] published an article about the emergence of the meme.


When you're a priest and you try to start an o--- in the church but people say no DANK LAB ENCHA DER I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA UDER but your kidsàre gonna love it. John Carpenter after releasing The Thing in 1982: ENCHA DER guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA UDER but your kids are gonna love it Hideo Kojima after releasing Metal Gear Solid 2 in 2001: ENCHA lguess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA UDER but your kids are gonna love it

Various Examples


the baal shem tov after introducing chassidus ENCHA DER T guess you guys aren t ready for that yet ENCHA but your kids are gonna love it. When you post a pro- comunist meme in 1980's in the usa reine ENCHA DER I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCH DER but your kids are gonna love it. MARX DESPUES DE ESCRIBIR "EL CAPITAL ENCHA DER T SUPONGO QUE USTEDES NO ESTÁN LISTOS PARA ESTO ENCHA PERO A SUS HIJOS LES VA A ENCANTAR
When you joke about9/11 in 2001 and everyone hates you ENCHA DER guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCH UDER but your kids are gonna love it Rare footage of David Lynch leaving ABC offices after Twin Peaks got cancelled. Circa, 1991. ENCHA DER T guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCHA but your kids are gonna love it When you stick your thumb up a girls ass and her boyfriend beats the s--- out of you ENCHA DER I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ENCH but your kids are gonna love it. mematic.net

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