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Man Disappointed by Fridge

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Man Disappointed by Fridge refers to a reaction GIF of an excited Black man looking inside his fridge, rubbing his hands together, but then being disappointed by what's inside. He then moves away from the fridge and rolls his eyes. It is currently unknown who the man is, however, the GIF dates back to 2012. It gained continual usage going into the 2020s, including a notable Team Fortress 2 (TF2) re-animation. It was used in memes on Twitter / X and elsewhere to portray disappointment.


Currently, the first known upload of the GIF was on the website Cinemagram[1] by user ItsCharleighV on October 27th, 2012, who captioned it, "I do this 4 times a day lol," receiving over 13,600 likes in a year.


The GIF was reposted by Tumblr[2] user boobscupcakesnweed on October 30th, 2012, where it gained roughly 52,700 notes in three years. Soon after, Señor GIF shared the GIF on Cheezburger,[3][4] giving it a "" watermark. The post received over 7,800 upvotes in 12 years.

On November 1st, 2012, Tumblr[10] user cvmpulsive shared the GIF, writing, "i have never seen a gif that represents my life better than this one," amassing over 426,300 notes in 12 years (shown below).

cvmpulsive Follow i have never seen a gif that represents my life better than this one Source: cvmpulsive

On November 2nd, 2012, an anonymous user on Imgur[5] posted the GIF, captioned, "Repeat 6 times until you settle on scrambled eggs," receiving over 2,400 views in 14 years.

On November 9th, 2012, an Imgur[6] user shared the GIF, captioned, "Every time I open the fridge," gaining over 4.8 million views in 14 years (shown below, right).

Repeat 6 times until you settle on scrambled eggs. 2,547 views • November 2 2012 Every time I open the fridge. 4,850,035 views • November 9 2012 SENORGIF.COM

On October 1st, 2017, Redditor[7] ThisStuffRightHere shared a GIF to /r/tf2 that showed Scout from TF2 looking in a fridge and being disappointed, gaining over 7,700 upvotes in six years (shown below, left).

The re-animated GIF later gained more memes, many of which were centered on Discord. For instance, on December 22nd, 2021, iFunnier [8] @dyingUnexpectedTF2 shared a GIF Caption that was later reposted by to /r/shitposting[9] where it gained over 24,900 upvotes in two years (shown below, right).

K Me clicking on a NSFW post expecting p--- but I just get someone's decapitated head made with mematic

Going into the 2020s, the GIF continued to amass viral usage, evident in a quote posted by X[9] user @DiUmeatrider on December 24th, 2023, who captioned it, "watching a good video and the yter makes a cancel culture joke," receiving over 20,000 likes in three months (shown below).

NOT joey @DiUmeatrider watching a good video and the yter makes a cancel culture joke II GIF

Various Examples

#memes CS:GO M1das @Midas_OW2. Mar 1 "Kong rides Godzilla❞ II GIF 4 DiscussingFilm @DiscussingFilm · Mar 1 . Kong rides Godzilla in a new clip from 'GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE'. 0:02 Dete @NxtDeterio - 17h "Kyle Rittenhouse was murdered" II GIF SENORGIF.COM Scottacular @Scottcrates. Mar 20 Kyle Rittenhouse was murdered tonight in Tennessee. 0:50 Me when I find an attractive girl, but then she opened her third eye and growing out wings as her appearance turning demonic. Gore enthusiasts when they open a NSFW post and see that it's just p--- and not someone being brutally beheaded by a mexican drug cartel


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External References

[1] Cinemagram (via Internet Archive) – ItsCharleighV

[2] Tumblr (via Internet Archive) – boobscupcakesnweed

[3] Cheezburger (via Internet Archive) – This Happens Everyday

[4] Cheezburger – This Happens Everyday

[5] Imgur – Repeat 6 times until you settle on scrambled eggs.

[6] Imgur – Every time I open the fridge.

[7] Reddit – /r/tf2

[8] iFunny – @dyingUnexpectedTF2

[8] Reddit – /r/shitposting

[9] X – @DiUmeatrider

[10] Tumblr – cvmpulsive

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