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We Had 24 Hour Walmarts. We Had It All


Added about a month ago by Philipp • Updated 8 days ago by Philipp
Added about a month ago by Philipp • Updated 8 days ago by Philipp

We Had 24 Hour Walmarts We Had It All meme and post.
We Had 24 Hour Walmarts We Had It All meme and post.

About

We Had 24 Hour Walmarts and $1 McChickens. We Had It All is a catchphrase and copypasta expressing nostalgia for the time when everyday products and services had a lower price, which gained virality in early 2024. The spread of the catchphrase was followed by users modifying it as a phrasal template to express nostalgia for various things that used to be cheaper in the past. The format is similar to We Used to Be a Country. A Proper Country.

Origin

On December 22nd, 2023, Facebook[1] user Brandon Patrick wrote, "We had 24 hour Walmarts and $1 dollar McChickens. We had it all," expressing nostalgia for the time when Walmart stores were open 24 hours a day (until 2020) and McChicken sandwich was available at McDonald's for $1 (also until 2020). The post (shown below) garnered over 970 reactions and 23,000 shares in two months.


Brandon Patrick December 22, 2023 We had 24 hour Walmarts and $1 dollar McChickens. We had it all. 971 33 14 ●●● 23K

Spread

In the following days, several Facebook[2] users and groups reposted the post. For example, on December 25th, 2023, user Cursed Posts made a repost that gained over 1,100 reactions and 1,400 shares in two months.

On January 3rd, 2024, X[3] / Twitter account @messedupfoods posted a screenshot of the repost, gaining over 1,700 reposts and 18,000 likes in two months.

On February 23rd, 2024, X[4] user @HarrisonKrank posted a slightly altered version of the Facebook post, gaining over 6,000 reposts and 52,000 likes in four days (shown below, left). On February 24th, X[5] user @jjasshole made a similar post, gaining over 35,000 reposts and quotes and over 184,000 likes in three days (shown below, right).


Harrison Krank @Harrison Krank We had 24 hour Walmarts We had $1 dollar McChickens We had $5 foot longs We had it all Make America Great Again 7:43 PM. Feb 23, 2024 2.1M Views jas @jjasshole we had 24 hr walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 12:50 PM Dec 24, 2023. 16.5M Views

Following the second post, more users on X / Twitter made posts based on the copypasta, altering it to reflect nostalgia about various things that used to have a lower price in the past.

We Used to Be a Country. A Proper Country

We Used To Be A Country. A Proper Country refers to a catchphrase coined on Twitter in early December 2021. It was originally used in an anti-vax context, where the original tweeter was trying to show how good life used to be in America without masks. The catchphrase then picked up ironic usage going into December 2021 where people paired it with humorous images.

Various Examples


2cupsofdepresso @2cupsofdepresso We had $200 custom tooled cartridges and guns that cost $400,000 to fire for 12 seconds. We had it all. Tyllah @MarketingBully Feb 26 We had $600 apartments & nice $3500 cash cars. x.com/jjasshole/stat... We had it all. : 1:34 PM. Feb 27, 2024 · 12 Views HOOL Hoodville WILLE @Hoodville_ we had 24 hour walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 3:02 PM Feb 26, 2024 79.3K Views ● @Hoodville . Hennessy VERY SPECIAL COGNAC Las Vegas @puro_fierro49 We had $5 little Cesar's pizza .99 Arizona Tea We had it all. jas @jjasshole · Dec 24, 2023 we had 24 hr walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 8:37 PM. Feb 26, 2024 · 72 Views
Terri @ Terricka We had 25 cent bags of chips and 40 phone bills. We had it all. jas @jjasshole · Dec 24, 2023 we had 24 hr walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 5:57 PM. Feb 26, 2024 · 684 Views Andy Bowers @evilpez4 we had mcpizza & $1.25 test tube shots at jj rossy's. we had it all. jas @jjasshole Dec 24, 2023 we had 24 hr walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 5:54 PM. Feb 26, 2024 9,862 Views Tyllah @MarketingBully_ We had $600 apartments & nice $3500 cash cars. We had it all. jas @jjasshole Dec 24, 2023 we had 24 hr walmarts & $1 mcchickens. we had it all. 1:26 AM Feb 26, 2024 7.1M Views

Search Interest

External References

[1] Facebook – Brandon Patrick

[2] Facebook – Cursed Posts

[3] X – @messedupfoods

[4] X – @HarrisonKrank

[5] X – @jjasshole


Comments ( 3 )

  • Lord DIO - about a month ago

    We had peace, civility online, true media and facts, and a bright outlook on our future. We had it all.

    +4
  • Sagewolf - about a month ago

    We could drive in a $2000 van from LA to New York on $1.99 gas eating at dollar menus all along the way.
    We really did have it all.

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  • Rusty Ralston - about a month ago

    Ok, but like…I pretty much vibe with the 24-hour Walmarts thing. Like, as a night owl, I love having a store that doesn't close so I can get my shopping done. Fuck the pandemic for basically killing that off.

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