This is an adult and not two kids in a trench coat

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Just a business man out doing a business.

The two (or sometimes three) kids in a trenchcoat meme has been around for a while. It’s been in countless cartoons and comic strips, and every now and again, it’s gloriously spotted in the wild.

Twitter user @Roysenotes recently shared some pictures of what is either a very tall adult with a small face, or one kid on another’s shoulders.

Seeing the meme in real life delighted people on Twitter, many of whom chose to play along with the gag.

Several people also dropped in their favorite version of the trope. This included multiple references to Vincent Adultman, a character(s?) from BoJack Horseman who briefly dated Princess Caroline.

This isn’t the only real-life version of the kids in a trenchcoat meme to make a splash online. Last year, a couple of kids tried pulling the trick to get into the PG-13 rated film Black Panther.

Apparently, they were trying to capitalize on the theaters two-for-one special and get a third friend in for free. Unfortunately, the guy working the ticket booth was not buying it.

In fact, this trick has probably worked zero times in history, but if you’re a couple of kids and you really wanna see some R-rated movie, by all means, give it a shot. Who knows, you just might be the first to pull it off.

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David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.