You're Not That Guy, Pal
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"You're Not That Guy, Pal" is a memorable quote from a viral video of a man aggressively yelling at a teenager allegedly over wearing a face mask in the grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, notably using the phrase "you're not that guy pal," and describing the kid as a "pimple on the left." The video first surfaced on Twitter in October 2020 and went viral in June 2021, gaining significant attention on TikTok.
On October 26th, 2020, Twitter user @davenewworld_2 posted a video captioned, "Trump supporter in Arizona gets aggressive with a 16-year-old over a face mask," garnering over 3,900 likes and 1,700 retweets in eight months (shown below). In the video, a middle-aged man is shown arguing with a person behind the camera. He says "fuck you where you breathe" to the teenager and discourages him from telling people what to do, calls him a "pimply little shit" and repeatedly uses the word "pal" to refer to him, notably saying "you're not that guy pal, trust me," to essentially try and tell the teen he isn't the type to fight back. On the way out of the grocery store the man says "go vote for Biden," then grabs his crotch aggressively at the teens and leaves, noting that he voted for Trump.
Trump supporter in Arizona gets aggressive with a 16-year-old over a face mask pic.twitter.com/BPXMUCUxhR
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) October 26, 2020
Later that day, @davenewworld_2 posted a series of screenshots from the video, writing, "This anti-mask Trump supporter was last seen at a Walgreens in Scottsdale, AZ. His hobbies include spreading COVID, starting fights, & making inappropriate gestures to minors," (shown below). Many people in the comments attempted to find the identity of the man and dox him further.
The video was shared on Twitter by The Lincoln Project's official page on the same day, garnering over 1.7 million views, 49,000 likes and over 23,000 retweets in eight months.
On March 11th, 2021, YouTuber cr1tikal posted a video to the penguinz0 channel reacting to the video and roasting the man, garnering over 1.8 million views in three months (shown below). This helped revive the popularity of the video.
On June 3rd, TikToker @yourenotthatguypal posted a clip from the video of the man saying "you're not that guy pal," garnering over 180,000 views in under two weeks. He posted the video a number of other times with additional sounds over the course of the next few days, with an upload on June 7th of the original clip gaining over 7.6 million views in a week. The sound for the upload gained significant attention on TikTok, inspiring a number of lip dubs and skits set to it that month (examples shown below, left and right).
On June 11th, the hosts of the H3 Podcast reacted to the video live on YouTube in an episode garnering over 1.8 million views in three days (clip shown below). The isolated clip was uploaded to the H3 Podcast Highlights channel, garnering over 43,000 views in two days.
On June 13th, a number of Twitter users quoted the video in a series of tweets about a fight that broke out between NBA players Nikola Jokic and Devin Booker during a game between the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns (examples shown below, left and right).
On June 18th, streamer Timthetatman posted a video edit to Twitter adding the man's face saying "you're not that guy pal" over Call of Duty footage, garnering over 13,000 likes in seven days (shown below).
I’m not that guy… pic.twitter.com/6J1eDfsIcz
— timthetatman👑 (@timthetatman) June 18, 2021
On June 20th, TikToker @wtfcalvin posted a Shrek themed skit using the audio, garnering over 12 million views in five days (shown below).
On the same day, Instagram user @largetrap posted an edit combining the Invincible Think, Mark scene with the video, garnerign over168,000 likes in five days (shown below). On June 22nd, Instagram user @andrew_lastname posted a scene from Spy Kids: 3D in which Elijah Wood's character talks about being "the guy," captioned "You’re not that guy pal," drawing a comparison between the two videos. The post gained over 192,000 views and 36,000 likes in three days (shown below, right).
On June 24th, YouTuber Lessons In Meme Culture posted a video exploring the popularity of the video, garnering over 129,000 views in a day (shown below).
On the same day, the Barstool Sports Twitter page shared a video from the Old Row Sports Twitter page of a man flipping off a hockey player and yelling "you're not that guy, buddy. You're not that guy," referencing the video (shown below). The post gained over 150,000 views and 1,600 likes in a day.
YOURE NOT THAT GUY @OldRowSports pic.twitter.com/Lp3KAfidht
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 24, 2021
Instagram user @toucher_of_cancer posted an edit mashing the video up with a cutscene from Super Mario: Odyssey, garnering over 12,000 likes in a day (shown below).
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Jun 14, 2021 at 10:57AM EDT
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