two kids in trenchcoat

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

Just a business man out doing a business.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Apr 16, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 2:43 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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

https://twitter.com/Kainin/status/1118129247334346753

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https://twitter.com/jam_404/status/1118124984591949824

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.

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https://twitter.com/gentle_trash/status/1117994479930228736

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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.

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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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*First Published: Apr 16, 2019, 2:14 pm CDT