John Mulaney is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved comedians on earth. There’s something about his intelligent yet goofy style that makes him eminently likable. You wouldn’t necessarily think it, but as it turns out, Mulaney is also the perfect person to pull quotes from when you’re trying to describe early 2000s pop punk bands.
This amazing phenomenon was discovered by Twitter user @ayrbee (aka: Yikes on Bikes). Although she has less than 1,000 followers, many of whom she no doubt picked up since yesterday, her initial tweet has now been retweeted over 13,000 times and liked over 31,000. If you remember pop punk music from 2000-2009, her list is sure to blow your mind. To be fair, a few of these bands might be more emo than pop punk but, let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a fine line.
My Chemical Romance pic.twitter.com/4rt8xZCYuK— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Brand New pic.twitter.com/pl54cPJI34— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Blink-182 pic.twitter.com/TRA0rSOEoH— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Panic! At The Disco pic.twitter.com/wAnXhR2riD— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Mayday Parade pic.twitter.com/H9e4lluQ0E— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Fall Out Boy pic.twitter.com/UTDKkEZLZz— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Green Day pic.twitter.com/uEz7IOuAnY— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 28, 2019
Of course, with a premise this good, it wasn’t long before other people hopped on board.
Someone posted this for Motion City Soundtrack and I cried pic.twitter.com/d7MRLfjgJx— grand theft autumn (@yikes_itsaut) January 29, 2019
Oo oo can this be The Offspring? pic.twitter.com/3a4i1tCZUS— Josh Robertson (@TheJrobot) January 29, 2019
Alkaline Trio pic.twitter.com/QBHJL3FLwz— Todd Riley (@TyRosati) January 29, 2019
One person decided that instead of a band, she could use a John Mulaney quote to express why she listened to this kind of music in the first place.
My parents asking me why I listened to all these screamo bands growing up pic.twitter.com/MXlpuXNdqv— Sabrina Reyes (@brinsketches) January 29, 2019
The thread made people so happy that they had a hard time expressing just how much they enjoyed it. Well, except for one person, who seemed to find the perfect way to say thanks.