Tim Williams in a Trivago commercial

Trivago Guy

Updated Jan 12, 2021 at 10:57AM EST by andcallmeshirley.

Added Feb 17, 2017 at 03:56PM EST by Don.

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Trivago Guy is a nickname given to actor Tim Williams for his appearances in a series of commercials for the German internet services company Trivago, which specializes in tools for booking hotels and other lodging. Online, the commercials have spawned a series of parodies and image macros.


On May 11th, 2013, Trivago released a commercial in which actor Tim Williams explains how to user Trivago search to find hotels (shown below).

In April 2014, the @TrivagoGuy[5] parody account was launched on Twitter, featuring creepy tweets written from the perspective of Tim Williams as if he were an alcoholic (shown below).

TWEETS FOLLOWING FOLLOWERS LIKES 364 190 994 939 Tweets Tweets & replies Media Not Trivago Guy @TrivagoGuy PARODY ACCOUNT, no association with @Trivago. Hi, Trivago Guy here. I'm on your TV, could be in your closet, backyard creeping in your window, I don't know Not Trivago Guy @TrivagoGuy 24 May 2016 Hello, Ask Me Anything. I'll respond tomorrow after this tequila hangover. On Your TV 酋Joined April 2014 Tweet to Not Trivago Guy GIF O 14 Photos and videos e Amed walks tck into the wher ens look at you wher LR 2 Not Trivago Guy Retweeted Ellen C. Caldwell @ellencaldwell 24 May 2016 l only have love for this. #trivago @TrivagoGuy instagram.com/p/BBTd2yvSCg6/


On August 25th, 2014, Instagram user @raptorsmemez[4] posted a Batman Slapping Robin image macro photoshopped with Williams' face (shown below).

I'm starting to miss seeing Bargnani on all Hotel Trivago those primo commer- @RaptorsMemes

On September 12th, 2014, Funny Or Die released a parody of Trivago commercials titled "Trivago Guy" (shown below, left). On October 7th, the CBC Comedy YouTuber channel posted a Trivago parody commercial in which Williams is depicted as a run-away fugitive (shown below, right).

On February 5th, 2017, Twitter user @Baleinho[1] posted a tweet comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler followed by "Mystery? Maybe. Hotel? Trivago" (shown below). Within two weeks, the tweet gained over 83,000 likes and 67,000 retweets. On February 11th, the @edgy4days3[2] Instagram posted the tweet above a screenshot of a Trivago commercial, garnering more than 12,100 likes over the next week (shown below, right).

Niels @Baleinho Follow Hitler died in 1945. Trump was born in 1945 Coincidence? I don't think so. Mistery? Maybe. Hotel? Trivago. RETWEETS LIKES 66,712 82,838盏 i 11:56 AM-5 Feb 2017 わ392 67K 83K Hitler died in 1945. Trump was born in 1945. Coincidence? I do not think so. Mistery? maybe. Hotel? Trivago. trivago.com trivago Myrmidon Hotel Chicago $109 $122 S139 $150 S185 $205 S219 0

On February 17th, 2017, Redditor GuppyDream submitted a post asking if "Trivago memes have any long term potential in the current marketplace?" to /r/memeeconomy,[3] where it gained over 20,900 votes (79% upvoted) and 300 comments within 24 hours.

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[1] Twitter – @Baleinho

[2] Instagram – edgy4days3

[3] Reddit – Do Trivago memes have any long term potential

[4] Instagram – raptorsmemez

[5] Twitter – @TrivagoGuy

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