Tim Robinson wearing a shirt with a complicated pattern.

Dan Flashes

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"Dan Flashes" refers to a sketch in a 2021 episode of the Netflix sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, in which a character is obsessed with a store named "Dan Flashes" that sells expensive shirts with complicated patterns. On Twitter, "Dan Flashes" has become a common reference to make fun of a shirt with a notably elaborate or colorful pattern.


Season 2 of "I Think You Should Leave" premiered on July 6th, 2021, on Netflix. Episode 2 features a sketch where a character played by the series' creator, writer and star Tim Robinson defends his decision to spend all his money purchasing expensive shirts from a menswear store named Dan Flashes, where the price of a shirt is determined by how complicated its pattern is. The sketch ends with a commercial for Dan Flashes, showing customers being driven into a frenzy by the patterns.

The same day the episode was released, Twitter users began joking about other patterned shirts, saying they had been purchased at Dan Flashes. One of the earliest examples of this was Twitter user @MattScalici, who posted a picture of college football coach Gene Chizik in a purple paisley shirt with the caption "when you spent all your per diem at Dan Flashes" (see below).[1]

Matt Scalici @MattScalici When you spent all your per diem at Dan Flashes


The day the episode was released, The AV Club published an article titled "No one on Twitter will be able to shut up about I Think You Should Leave’s “Dan Flashes”", calling it "a top contender for the next big meme."[2]

Multiple Twitter users noted a resemblance between Dan Flashes shirts and Bill Murray's shirt in the meme of him with Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The earliest and most popular tweet pointing this out was from user @Keaton_Patti, and received over 1,400 likes in 2 weeks.[3]

Keaton Patti @KeatonPatti · Jul 13 Bill looks like he just walked out of Dan Flashes. 74 FESTIVA INTERNA 06 17 JUILLET INT 17 ILLET 31 27 139 1.4K

On July 14th, the Minnesota Timberwolves' official account tweeted multiple images of Timberwolves players wearing shirts and hoodies with elaborate patterns, with a caption referencing Dan Flashes.[4] The tweet gained over 2,000 likes in 2 weeks.

Minnesota Timberwolves ... @Timberwolves Dan Flashes got a new shirt in today that's $450. BECAUSE THE PATTERN'S So COMPLICATED. RRYA I 8 I Think You Should League Pass 1:12 PM · Jul 14, 2021 · Twitter Web App MINNA SO

Various Examples

2ml2TAKE 2BABY @TokyoDilf ... A Koch Bros. failson is the owner of Dan Flashes. Billionaire Heir Wyatt Wall Street 49e.00 se5.00 Koch Makes Shirts Size Select About Money Quantity Add to Cart BY CAM WOLF December 20, 2017 3:54 PM 7:38 AM · Jul 31, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone Dan King ... @Kinger_DC I'm not gonna let Doug say that about Dan Flashes, that the patterns aren't complicated. Philadelphia AIA want that one so bad. 2:37 PM · Jul 31, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 13 Retweets 460 Likes colette arrand ... @colettearrand Red Dragon shops at Dan Flashes. 11:36 PM · Jul 26, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone content destroyer @samuel_true My mom saw my joke tweet about wanting to sport Dan Flashes couture and thought I was being serious so she started sending me links to shirts I might want for my birthday. I think you should leave turbo team 2.0

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