My Plans / 2020

My Plans / 2020

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About

My Plans / 2020 is an exploitable catchphrase that uses images to parody planning expectations vs. reality in regards to the year 2020. Then meme became popular on Twitter in May 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic and typically used screenshots from popular films to illustrate their plan and what 2020 brought.

Origin

On May 15th, 2020, Twitter user @throughfilms[4] uploaded the first known My Plans / 2020 format and garnered over over 200 likes in four days. The images were taken from the 2019 film Uncut Gems (shown below).


Sara's @throughfilms My plans for 2020 Corona virus 10:22 AM - May 15, 2020 路 Twitter for Android

Precursor

Many Twitter users and Redditors posted memes regarding their change of plans due to the coronavirus outbreak. For example, on May 11th, 2020, Twitter user @NawafAlhobabi[3] posted an object labeled image from Rick and Morty with the caption, "My plans for 2020" (shown below).


賳賵丕賮 丕賱丨亘丕亘賷 @NawafAlhobabi My plans for 2020 TMS TENorocon tou Me my plans for 2020- 2:17 PM 路 May 11, 2020 from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 路 Twitter for iPhone

Spread

On May 17th, 2020, Twitter user @TomZohar[5] used images from the film The Devil Wears Prada" to illustrate my plans vs. 2020 (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 8,000 likes and 1,100 retweets in two days. The next day, Twitter user @alexabads[6] posted images from Parasite using the format and received over 96,000 likes and 28,900 retweets in a day (shown below, right).


Tom Zohar @TomZohar My plans 2020 8:40 PM 路 May 17, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone stan of cleves @alex_abads my plans 2020 12:02 AM 路 May 18, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

That same day, the official It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Twitter[7] account posted the same screenshot of Charlie using the format illustrating that their plans haven't changed (shown below). The post accumulated over 2,800 likes and 550 retweets in a day. The Daily Dot[1] and Mashable[2] published articles on the meme.


SEAi It's Always Sunny SUNNY @alwayssunny #SunnyFXX My plans 2020 I'm relaxing, I'm getting blackout drunk and you are I'm relaxing, I'm getting blackout drunk and you are leaving me alone! leaving me alone! 4:10 PM 路 May 18, 2020 路 Twitter Web App

Various Examples


Kevin Jacobsen @Kevin_Jacobsen My plans 2020 10:24 PM - May 17, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Breanna Whipple @breannimator 袦y plans 2020 4:32 PM 路 May 18, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Anne T. Donahue @annetdonahue My plans 2020 I bet it's not even that bad. Uh, it is quite bad. 9:21 AM - May 18, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone HORROR FLICKS @horrorflickss my plans 2020 3:34 PM 路 May 18, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Andy + @AndyAMD_ My plans: 2020: 5:23 AM - May 18, 2020 from Manchester, England 路 Twitter for iPhone karen han @karenyhan my plans / 2020 5:00 PM - May 18, 2020 路 Twitter Web App

Search Interest

External References

[1] DailyDot 鈥 My plans 2020 meme

[2] Mashable 鈥 My Plans 2020 Meme

[3] Twitter 鈥 NawafAlhobabi

[4] Twitter 鈥 throughfilms

[5] Twitter 鈥 TomZohar

[6] Twitter 鈥 Alex_abads

[7] Twitter 鈥 alwayssunny

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