Your Foster Parents Are Dead

Your Foster Parents Are Dead

Part of a series on Terminator. [View Related Entries]

Updated Oct 07, 2019 at 09:41AM EDT by Y F.

Added Sep 04, 2019 at 05:04PM EDT by Matt.

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.


"Your Foster Parents Are Dead" is a memorable quote uttered by the character T-800 in the 1991 science fiction action film Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The scene in which he says the line has been the source of numerous parodies, including an image macro series that mocks another's faux fandom.


On July 3rd, 1991, the film Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released in the United States.[1] In the film, T-800 and John Connor (portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong, respectively) attempt to contact John's foster parents. T-800 speaks to John's foster mother (portrayed by Jenette Goldstein) over a payphone and determines that she had been killed by the film's antagonist, T-1000 (portrayed by Jason Patrick). The two share the following exchange:

T-800: [to John; normal voice] What's the dog's name?
John: Max.
T-800: [impersonating John's voice] Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he all right?
Foster Mother: Wolfie's fine, honey. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?
T-800: [hangs up the phone] Your foster parents are dead.


On October 1st, 2013, YouTube channel CineFix posted a sweded version of the scene in their series "Homemade Movies." Within six years, the post received more than 317,000 views (shown below, left).

The following year, on August 24th, 2014, a three-panel Spanish-language variation of the meme was posted on the WillyLavameLasBolas Facebook [2] page (shown below, right).

quiero hablar con gustavo.. gustavo se llama? si gustavo.. quee? jeje aca no hay ningun gustavo... agachate y conocelo... puta.

On June 19th, 2015, YouTuber TPD Productions posted a LEGO version of the scene. The post received more than 19,000 views in a little over four years (shown below).

Two years later, on February 17th, 2017, a variation of the meme featuring images from the film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope edited into the meme was posted on the Youngling-core Facebook[3] group (shown below, left).

On September 2nd, 2019, Redditor [4] Sabretooth1100 shared a variation in the /r/PrequelMemes subreddit that references the Hello There meme. The post received more than 51,000 points (96% upvoted) and 470 comments in less than days (shown below, center).

The following day, Redditor[5] psdump shared a version in the /r/simpsonsshitposting subreddit that references the Dental Plan meme. The post received more than 1,500 points (98% upvoted) in 24 hours (shown below, right

What are their names? Owen and Beru. Your foster parents are dead. Is your mom a Star Wars fan? Yeah. Hello there. Hi honey! Is everything all right? Your fostèr parents are dead. Is your foster mom a Simpsons fan? Dental Plan! Yes, she loves it. Your foster parents are dead. Excuse me? !

Various Examples

Your mom is a huge Yeah blink-182 fan? Hello there Hello? Your foster parents are dead They re D&D fansright? Of course Fighter is the worst class right? Of course. Are you ok? Your foster parents are dead DOES YOUR MOM LIKE GRANDPA JOE? OF COURSE NOT HOW IS GRANDPA JOE? GRANDPA JOE JUST RAN SOME ERRANDS YOUR FOSTER PARENTS ARE DEAD
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SHOW? FRIENDS YOUR FOSTER PARENTS ARE DEAD what was your mom's favourite part of E3 2019? Keanu Reeves, obviously hey mom, what did you think of Bethesda's presentation' I loved it dear, especially the battle royale reveal for Fallout 76 your foster parents are dead Is your mom an LOTR fan? Yes Faramir or Boromir? Faramir of course, honey. Is everything alright? Your foster parènts are dead


NA your foster parents are dead

Search Interest

External References

Recent Videos 3 total

Recent Images 20 total

+ Add a Comment

Comments (4)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

Yo! You must login or signup first!