Whoppy Machine Broke

Whoppy Machine Broke

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Whoppy Machine Broke is a text-based snowclone popular on Tumblr in which one person approached another asking for something, and depending on what it is, the other person responds with "X machine broke."


On November 26th, 2016, Tumblr user golfgalaxy[1] posted a dialogue text post wherein a person goes into a Burger King and begins ordering a "Whoppy" (slang for "Whopper") when the Burger King employee interrupts him by saying "Whoppy machine broke." The post, shown below, has gained over 9,700 notes.

me: can I get a whoppy with no cheese letu- burger xing employee: whoppy machine broke


Over the course of the next few months, the post began being applied in snowclones where "whoppy" was replaced with various other things. One of the most popular, posted by unlocklist, referenced Full Metal Alchemist and gained over 6,800 likes (shown below).

unlocklist: edward elric: can i get uuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................ my mom back

On March 29th, 2017, memedocumentation[2] documented the meme, noting that references to "whoppy" and fast-food-based text posts had existed before "whoppy machine broke," but the snowclone itself didn't originate until November 26th, 2016.

Various Examples

Me: can I sit down, I haven't slept in three days McDonald's Employee: seat machine broke golfgalaxy t---- machine broke

Harry: Professor, why can I see into Voldemort's mind? Why do you trust Snape? How do I destroy horcruxes? Dumbledore: Answer machine broke texidorstwinge me: can i get a day without crippling depression brain: serotonin machine broke

sun-vivillon life is just one big broken whoppy machine snugz: Genji: I need healing! Zenyatta, who has be emliniated: Healing machine broke

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External References

[1] Tumblr – golfgalaxy

[2] Tumblr – Meme Documentation Post

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