Suicide Is Badass

Suicide Is Badass

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Updated Feb 18, 2020 at 07:00AM EST by Y F.

Added May 03, 2019 at 06:45PM EDT by Philipp.

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"Suicide Is Badass" is a memorable quote from American TV series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia said by character Frank Reynolds. Online, a captioned image based on the scene has been circulated as a macro and a reaction.


On October 2nd, 2013, episode five "Mac Day" of American TV series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" premiered in the United States.[1] In one scene of the episode, character Frank Reynolds, portrayed by Denny DeVito, comments that "suicide is badass."

But it looks like he may commit suicide! Suicide is badass!


On November 25th, 2014, Reddit user SkyGuy9 posted a series of captioned stills from the episode to /r/IASIP subreddit, gaining over 430 upvotes in five years.[2]

On February 22nd and April 5th, 2016, YouTube channels Frank Reynolds[3] and KneeSlapperTV[4] uploaded clips of the scene to the platform, with the videos gaining over 525,000 and 620,000 views in three years, respectively. In April 2016, the video gained popularity with Coub users, with multiple edits based on the clips uploaded in the following month.[5][6]

Through 2016, the image has seen limited use online. For example, on August 1st, 2016, Facebook group Mr. Skeltal 2: The Revenge of the Bones used the image in a meme which gained over 83 likes in three years (shown below).[7]

image of a person preparing to jump from a bridge followed by the still of Frank Reynolds saying suicide is badass

In mid-November 2016. At that time, an unknown user used the macro in combination with an earlier tweet by user @RespekMyAt_. In the following months, the meme was widely circulated online, with reposts appearing on Hugelol,[8] Facebook,[9] Instagram,[10] Reddit[11] and other platforms.

tweet asking what words are better than I love you followed by the still of Frank Reynolds saying suicide is badass

In the following years, the image macro saw moderate use online, with multiple notable examples posted to Reddit and other platforms.

Various Examples

The first tide pod challengers. 2018 (colorized) Suicide is badass! 13 Reasons Why (2017) Ah! Suicide is badass. Imperial Japanese General Hideki Tojo addresses his troops. (1944) Suicide is badass
Logan Paul in the Japanese Suicide Forest 1-Jan-2018 (colorized) Suicide is badass Suicide Squad Directed by David Ayer (2016) Suicide is badass! Suicidé is badass.


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in reply to Duke Bruh

I was wondering why IASIP is so popular between weeaboos, and your comment just illuminated me. It's absurd. Anime humor is full of absurdities. "Suicide is badass" is something a schoolgirl would say watching a japanese salaryman jumping out of a building in a humor anime.


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