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Slaps Roof of Car

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Slaps Roof of Car is a popular phrasal template featuring a mock conversation between a car salesman and potential buyer in which the salesman emphasizes the phrase "this bad boy can fit so much X in it" by slapping the roof of the car. The phrase is frequently used as the caption to an illustration of a car salesman and the buyer.

Origin

On September 30th, 2014, Twitter [1] user @OBiiieeee tweeted, "Car Salesman: *slaps roof of car* this bad boy can fit so much f--king spaghetti in it." The post (shown below) received more than 7,700 retweets and 13,000 likes in four years.


Car Salesman: "slaps roof of car* this bad boy can fit so much f------ spaghetti in it

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Nearly a month later, on October 28th, 2014, Twitter[2] user @Carlitos_N tweeted one of the earliest variations (shown below, left). They wrote, "Car Salesman: *slaps roof of car* this baby here can fit so much AHH! YO DID YOU SEE THAT SPIDER HANGING OFF THE MIRROR?! I'M OUT YO, I QUIT."

On July 9th, 2015, photographer Katarzyna Bialasiewicz published the photograph "Car dealer showing vehicle" on the stock photography website Dreamstime.com[6] (shown below, center).

The following year, on February 26th, 2016, the website YourMechanic.com[7] published an illustration of the stock photograph in the article "How to Effectively Deal With a Car Salesman" (shown below, right).


Car Salesman: "slaps roof of car* this baby here can fit so much AHH! YO DID YOU SEE THAT SPIDER HANGING OFF THE MIRROR?! I'M OUT YO, I QUIT rmachanic

Three years later, on December 18th, 2017, Redditor [3] sweetums1313 posted the tweet in the /r/me_irl subreddit. Within seven months, the post received more than 13,300 points (91% upvoted) and 130 comments.

Several months later, on June 25th, Twitter[4] user @MirGucci posted the original tweet as the caption to an illustration of a car salesman and a potential buyer. The post (shown below, center) received more than 875 retweets and 2,400 likes, reviving the meme.

Following the tweet, Redditors on the /r/dankmemes subreddit began posting variations of the meme. One of the earliest was posted less than 24 hours later, when Redditor[5] Levardio posted a variation that criticized the subreddit, photoshopping the image to read "*slaps roof of format* this bad boy can fit so many f--king effortless memes in it." The post (shown below, right) received more than 13,000 points (96% upvoted) and 75 comments.


car salesman: "slaps roof of car* this bad boy can fit so much f----- spaghetti in it Car Salesman: slaps roof of formati this bad boy can fit so many f------ effortless in it memes r/dankmemes

Various Examples


Tank Salesman: *Slaps roof of tank* You can crush hunderds of student protesters with this bad boy Car Salesman: *slaps car that's a lot of damage Car Salesman: *slaps roof of France This bad boy can fit so many arrogant people in it
spaghetti Salesman: *slaps roof of spaghetti* this bad boy can fit so much car in it car salesman: "slaps roof of car* car: OWW Christopher Columbus *slaps new continent* this bad boy can fit so much f------ in it Queen of Spain aolonoci

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