Young Michael Scott Shaking Ed Truck's Hand

Young Michael Scott Shaking Ed Truck's Hand

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Young Michael Scott Shaking Ed Truck's Hand is a memorable moment from the American television comedy series The Office. Online, people have used the image to express feelings of meeting an elder when they were young.

Origin

On January 26th, 2006, the episode of The Office entitled "The Carpet" aired in the United States.[1] In the episode, the character Michael Scott reminisces about meeting his old boss Ed Truck (portrayed by Steve Carell and Ken Howard, respectively). As he speaks, the episode cuts to a photograph of Scott and Truck shaking hands in the past (clip below).

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The image returned to the public on March 23rd, 2016 when Office actress Mindy Kaling tweeted, [2] "Ken Howard as Ed Truck on #theoffice. He was a great guy and also in the best onscreen prop photo of all time!" Within four years, the tweet received more than 5,000 likes and 750 retweets (shown below, left).

The following year, on June 29th, 2017, Instagram [3] user @mariposal compared the image to a more recent photograph of Steve Carell. They captioned the post, "Steve Carell justwent from 'There's a party tomorrow?' to 'I'll drop by if I can.'" The post reeived more than 35,000 likes in three years (shown below, center).

On March 8th, 2018, the meme appeared on the /r/DunderMifflin subreddit [4] and received more than 22,000 points (95% upvoted) and 175 comments in less than two years.

On July 9th, 2019, Redditor[5] shared the image juxtaposed against a headline that reads, "Pakistani Politician Mistakes Video Game Plane for Reality, Praises Pilot for 'Narrow Escape.'" The post received more than 75,000 points (98% upvoted) and 545 comments in less than three months (shown below, right).


Mindy Kaling @mindykaling Ken Howard as Ed Truck on #theoffice. He was a great guy and also in the best onscreen prop photo of all time! 9:46 PM Mar 23, 2016 Twitter for iPhone Steve Carell just went from "wait there's party tomorrow?" to "I'll drop by if can" @MasiPopal RON INORAN i VICE.COM Pakistani Politician Mistakes Video Game Plane for Reality, Praises Pilot for 'Narrow Escape Pakistani politician Random GTA player

The following month, Redditor[6] DooMguy99 shared an object-labeled version of the meme in which Truck is labeled "family friend who came to visit us" and Scott is labeled "me coming out of my room to get water." The post received more than 32,000 points (98% upvoted) and 125 comments (shown below).


family friend who came to visit us me coming out of my room to get water


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External References

[1] Wikipedia – The Carpet

[2] Twitter – @mindykaling's Tweet

[3] Instagram – @marioposal's Post

[4] Reddit – /r/DunderMifflin

[5] Reddit – /r/dankmemes

[6] Reddit – /r/me_irl

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