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The childish note from ‘The Snowman’ is Twitter’s favorite new meme
Mister police, can you send me some design software?
The posters for The Snowman, a real film in theaters right now, seem like they were designed as an internet prank. The font looks like something that a neighbor would scribble in a passive-aggressive note, and it’s accompanied by an image of a very sad-looking snowman. Just look at these posters:
never getting tired of this. these posters should be mandated to stay up forever pic.twitter.com/FZ4CDS2ygo
— David Sims (@davidlsims) October 9, 2017
i made myself laugh so hard i cried looking at this poster for the snowman pic.twitter.com/Dr5xY3Ec9l
— witch (@thredsn) October 26, 2017
Yes, these posters are advertising a thriller movie about a serial killer. It’s not a parody. Yet instead of convincing people to see an apparently scary movie, the unintentionally hilarious posters became a meme.
hello mr police
hello mr baby
hello mr rag time gal pic.twitter.com/nQ5FAl9Poh
— David Q ByrneINHELL (@davidqbyrne) October 28, 2017
hello mister police pic.twitter.com/A6h1YlEbV6
— King of Creeps (@kcgreenn) October 28, 2017
YOU COULD HAVE SAVED HER
I GAVE YOU ALL THE CLUES pic.twitter.com/RthhBnO1aG
— Beelzebrooks Sherman (@byobrooks) October 23, 2017
mister police. you could have saved her. i gave you all the clues. pic.twitter.com/HMSaqGAYPU
— Quentin Norris (@ZombiMonkey9001) October 20, 2017
Ghostbusters (1984) pic.twitter.com/XjmMMeVQY9
— Emma (@_HeyEmma) October 29, 2017
mister police I gave you all the clues pic.twitter.com/fwjfIIqVoE
— jazz (@sleeper9) October 25, 2017
New low. pic.twitter.com/lxeqtSt9xB
— Emma (@_HeyEmma) October 26, 2017
⛄ ⛄ ⛄
👇🏽 ⛄⛄ 👇🏽
I'm mister police
— Din venn Magnar (@mmmagnar) October 23, 2017
this is just to say
i have given
that were in
to save her
— heeeere's jomny sun (@jonnysun) October 21, 2017
Several people have already dressed up as the The Snowman stick figure for Halloween.
Hello Mister Police. You know I had to do it to em. I gave you all the clues pic.twitter.com/VAb9F5xQnj
— Isaac Hirsch (@IBHirsch) October 28, 2017
— Hannah George (@HannahMGeorge) October 28, 2017
— Rocky Pajarito (@RockyPajarito) October 29, 2017
The funniest part about this story? The minimalist illustration of the snowman in the posters actually looks like the one in the film. The dour-looking snowman is still more funny than scary.
tfw mister police takes ur gameboy before u can save pic.twitter.com/K2yZCvwGv8
— eli!!!!!! (@eliyudin) October 23, 2017
But here’s the real kicker: The note isn’t even in the film!
FYI: That "Mister Police" letter you see in all the ads for The Snowman isn't even in the actual movie.
— Jaime Rebanal (@ItsJaimeHere) October 22, 2017
Everything is a lie.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.