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The Crash Wasn't Your Fault


Added 6 years ago by Don • Updated about 8 hours ago by andcallmeshirley
Added 6 years ago by Don • Updated about 8 hours ago by andcallmeshirley

faded Ideal GF "please stop crying" "you have to let me go" "anon the crash wasn't your fault"
faded Ideal GF "please stop crying" "you have to let me go" "anon the crash wasn't your fault"

About

The Crash Wasn't Your Fault is a series of image macros featuring characters who hallucinate or dream conversations with a deceased friend or family member who tells them to forgive themselves for surviving a car accident years prior.

Origin

On June 20th, 2016, The Philosopher's Meme Facebook[1] page posted a variation of the Sweet Jesus, Pooh comic in which the character Tigger awakens from a nightmare in which Pooh tells him "You need to let me go Tigger" and "The crash was an accident" (shown below).


You need to let me go Tigger. Pooh, I was drinking that night! The crash was an accident.

Precursor

The series may have been inspired by the final scene in Season 4 Episode 14 "My Screw Up" of the American sitcom Scrubs, in which it is revealed that the character Dr. Perry Cox (played by John C. McGinley), had been hallucinating his deceased friend Ben Sullivan (played by Brendan Fraser) as if he were alive.



Spread

On July 22nd, 2017, Redditor urineall posted a Dad, There's a Monster Under My Bed comic in which a father's son disappears after saying "You need to let me go. The accident wasn't your fault" (shown below, left). On July 29th, Instagram user thermite.mp4[4] posted an Ideal GF illustration featuring a character labeled "Ghost GF" with the captions "you have to let me go" and "anon the crash wasn't your fault" (shown below, right).


You need to stop doing this to yourself. There never was any monster and we both know it. This constant checking is only reminding you of the times that used to be. You need to break this habit. You need to let me go, dad. The accident wasn't your fault. Ghost GF please stop crying you have to let me go anon the crash wasn't your fault

On October 20th, Twitter user @IllegalOpinion[2] posted a Virgin vs. Chad comic in which the character Chad wakes up in bed after having a dream in which his deceased friend Daniel tells him to "let me go" and "the crash was 10 years ago it wasn't your fault" (shown below). Within two months, the tweet gathered more than 2,800 likes and 1/230 retweets


Daniel wait up! You have to let me go Chad W-what? The crash was 10 years ago it wasn't your fault

On December 1st, Twitter user Eliza Skinterklaas‏ account posted a joke featuring a mock dialogue in which a man asking to watch Netflix is told "Gary u have to let go. The accident wasn't your fault" (shown below).[3]


Eliza Skinterklaas @elizaskinner When he's like "babe, u wanna watch Netflix?" And ur like "Gary u have to let go. The accident wasn't your fault. It was so dark out and the fog was so thick. Please - my unfinished business is you. Let me go in peace.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Facebook – The Philosophers Meme

[2] Twitter – @IllegalOpinion

[3] Twitter – @elizaskinner

[4] Instagram – @thermitemp4


Comments ( 25 )

  • Gallard - 6 years ago

    I like this, this is nice.

    +4
  • justforsiiva - 6 years ago

    I love these

    Theyre so morbidly funny

    And the perfect plug for the What a Twist! at the end

    +65
  • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

    +4
  • YourHigherBrainFunctions - 6 years ago

    I wish I could find this funny, but it hit too close to home.

    +35
    • Walrus the Tree - 6 years ago

      No problem with that. I enjoy a bit of dark humor, but I believe in cases like this it's natural and maybe even healthy to not find something you can actually relate to funny.

      +3
  • Broken Gear - 6 years ago

    Aaand I'm more depressed now

    +10
  • BraveSirJimOfLawl - 6 years ago


    This hurts like a punch to the gut.

    +18
    • Dr. Hoovy Sandwichstein - 6 years ago

      when I found the image, I was expecting some memetic lines as is the usual with the theme of this meme.

      It got me well. Too well.

      +8
  • smolbirb - 6 years ago

    they aren't vengeful ghosts at least. they just want their friends to be happy ;n;

    +5
  • Dr. Hoovy Sandwichstein - 6 years ago

    when I found the image, I was expecting some memetic lines as is the usual with the theme of this meme.

    It got me well. Too well.

    +8
  • Master Pain - 6 years ago

    Where oh where could my baby be?
    The Lord took her away from me.

    +2
  • Bill-Stan, Gaijin Supreme - 6 years ago

    Wholesome ghosts. They only haunt you to console you and help you move on.

    +8
  • Guy with Opinions - 6 years ago

    "You have to let me go. The miscarriage wasn't your fault."

    +22
    • Greeneyre - 6 years ago

      Motherfucker did you just

      +6
    • mammon - 6 years ago

      that sentence is so vivid I don't even need to see the image

      0
  • Walrus the Tree - 6 years ago

    No problem with that. I enjoy a bit of dark humor, but I believe in cases like this it's natural and maybe even healthy to not find something you can actually relate to funny.

    +3
  • Kekus Trismegistus - 6 years ago

    I don't understand how could anyone laugh at this…

    +19
    • iotacom - 6 years ago

      I guess it depends on your mood and how seriously you take it.

      Plus, some uses of it are more ridiculous than others.

      0
  • R0wkk - 6 years ago

    So sad yet so funny

    0
  • JustAnotherCommunist - 6 years ago

    +18
  • iotacom - 6 years ago

    I guess it depends on your mood and how seriously you take it.

    Plus, some uses of it are more ridiculous than others.

    0
  • Cyphon - 6 years ago

    Directed by M. Nigft Shyamalan

    +1
  • Articus - 6 years ago

    dark humor, even if its grim, some times you gotta laugh, it is the best medicine after all.

    +1
  • Greeneyre - 6 years ago

    Motherfucker did you just

    +6
  • John Doe - 6 years ago

    ……….

    +16
  • lisamariefan - 6 years ago

    This entire entry reminds me of this episode.

    +1
  • I keep my ideals - 6 years ago

    IS THIS LOSS?

    -1
  • mammon - 6 years ago

    that sentence is so vivid I don't even need to see the image

    0
  • SteveOMatt - about a year ago

    I know people won't believe me, but I actually made the Winnie the Pooh one, definitely years earlier than 2016, probably around 2010 and 2012. I can explain too, it was on 4chan, /b/. At the time people were posting meme templates and my go to was also the "The crash was X years ago" trope because I found it funny and it always got some responses.

    I made this one in Paint, hence why it looks so shitty and a pillow isn't straight. I did the same thing with the meme with the kid in bed and his father saying basically the same thing. I'm not saying I invented the idea of the "Crash was X years ago" meme, but I definitely made a few of them on there.

    +1
  • aRandomShyGuy - 11 months ago

    dang someone just made it up i was hoping it was a line from some great movie or something that i should watch

    0
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