We all love a good meme to laugh at. So many of us spend hours together scrolling through social media and looking at memes. It is truly fascinating to see how meme artists try to convey humorous yet sometimes informative content in just one picture. The future is now old man, is one such meme that went viral in 2016. So let us look more closely into this meme.
Who Said the Future is Now an Old Man?
Dewey, one of the youngest brothers from the famous American sitcom television show Malcolm in the Middle, said this famous meme. Dewey says this line, “the future is now old man” while playing a basketball match and winning.
What is the Future is Now Old Man From?
With an excellent rating of 8/10 on IMDB, Malcolm in the Middle is one of the famous shows which has been the other for several memes that we see today. This American sitcom revolving around five brothers is still a hit after all these years. The show premiered on January 9, 2000, and ended on May 14, 2006, with seven seasons and 151 episodes in total.
What does the future now mean?
It is simply a funny dialogue that netizens can not let go of and have turned into a meme. It has now become like exploitable where different meme creators use the picture to convey diverse and humorous content.
The dialogue is said during a basketball game between the brothers and their father; The boys cheat in the game by hitting their father in an inappropriate place and making him miss his basket. As soon as he misses the basket, the brothers take this as an opportunity to win and make a basket. Dewey, one of the youngest brothers, says, “the future is now old man”.
By this dialogue, Dewey, the old man is their father, and the boys are warning him in a light-hearted way that they are the future. This simple dialogue has been manipulated into different scenarios leading to really creative and funny memes.
How Many Times Do We Need to Teach You This Lesson, Old Man?
Some meme lovers may tend to get confused between “How many times do we need to teach you this lesson, old man?” and the “the future is now old man”. These are two different memes.
“How many times do we need to teach you this lesson, old man?” is from the famous kid’s animated television show Sponge Bob Square Pants. This dialogue is said in the episode called “The Bully”, which aired in 2001. In this episode, the main character gets chased by some bullies, and the people in the place mistake an old man as the bully; and one of the characters on the street says, “How many times do we need to teach you this lesson, old man?” Hence both the dialogues come from different shows.
No matter what we say, memes have become a part of us; even when we are not scrolling through social media, we still think and talk about them. We love a good laugh, and funny memes like “the future is now old man” never fail us.