Kamala Harris in the "Fell Out of a Coconut Tree" video.

Fell Out of a Coconut Tree

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Updated Feb 12, 2024 at 12:23PM EST by Zach.

Added Feb 10, 2024 at 11:57AM EST by Don.

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About

Fell Out of a Coconut Tree is an image macro series referencing a speech delivered by United States Vice President Kamala Harris in mid-May 2023. In the viral video, Harris continues by saying, "You exist in the context of all in which you live and what came before you," seemingly making an existential point about happiness. The video went viral on Twitter / X, among other sites, in early 2024, due to numerous users labeling the video as "crazy."

Origin

On May 10th, 2023, the GOP War Room YouTube[1] account posted a video of American Vice President Kamala Harris delivering an anecdote about how her mother used to "give us a hard time" and say "I don't know what's wrong with you young people, you think you just fell out of a coconut tree? You exist in the context of all in which you live and what came before you." The video received roughly 23,000 views in four months (shown below).



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On May 10th, 2023, the videos were reposted by multiple X[2] users. For instance, X[3] user @Rifleman4WVU posted the video, writing, "Obviously drunk. This is the person in charge of both AI and the US border," gaining over 11,000 likes in nine months (shown below, left).

On May 11th, X[4] user @Sprinter99800 posted the video, writing, "US Vice President Kamala Harris appeared in public in a very strange state," gaining over 57,000 likes in nine months (shown below, right).


T @Rifleman4WVU Obviously drunk. This is the person in charge of both Al and the US border. 0:08 OF THE CON 7:29 PM . May 10, 2023 691.9K Views NITED STATES ***** ***** ... Sprinter @Sprinter99800 US Vice President Kamala Harris appeared in public in a very strange state 0:11 ICETO 4:14 PM May 11, 2023 30.8M Views THE UNITED STATES ****** **** *** ...

On October 12th, 2023, X[5] user @brownskinthem quoted a tweet with Harris' "coconut tree" monologue. The tweet read, "What y’all doing after 11 margaritas? I'm curious bout some." Over four months, the quote received over 7,400 likes (shown below).


On January 6th, 2024, X[6] user @butterflylouka posted a similar quote that added the video over a tweet reading, "Don’t smoke with me because I start acting like Kamala Harris," gaining over 121,000 likes in one month (shown below, left).

On February 9th, X[7] user @evil_female tweeted the video, captioning it, "this video is literally like medicine to me. I watch it once every week or two and every time I do I get an enduring hit of light euphoria for the next 45 minutes," receiving over 12,000 likes in two days (shown below, right).


0:08 louka @butterflylouka PRESIDENT CON OF THE From chicks w bricks n clocks come 10:22 PM. Jan 6, 2024 10.9M Views UNITED STATES bunkeyyyy @eggslut123 Jan 5 Don't smoke with me because I start acting like Kamala Harris : ... charlie squire @evil_female 0:08 this video is literally like medicine to me. i watch it once every week or two and every time i do i get an enduring hit of light euphoria for the next 45 minutes OF THE 8:35 AM. Feb 9, 2024 1M Views *rousage 99 STATES From chicks w bricks n clocks come UNITED : ******

The aforementioned tweet[7] inspired the main slew of "Fell Out of a Coconut Tree" image macros posted in February 2024, in which Harris' words were inserted into pre-existing exploitable templates. For instance, on February 9th, X[8] user @lodgepolepines used the I Am a Surgeon, Dr. Han! format, gaining over 12,000 likes in two days (shown below, left).

Also, on February 9th, 2024, X[9] user used the I Hate the Antichrist format, gaining over 15,000 likes in two days (shown below, right).


lodgepolepines @lodgepolepines. 13h "I fell out of a coconut tree, Dr Han! I fell out of a coconut tree!" "You exist in the context of all in which you live and what came before you." 6 461 8.5K ılı 252K ... 口企 UN UN We've got you surrounded! come out and exist within the context! i just fell out of a coconut tree!! i just fell out of a coconut tree!!

The memes spread elsewhere on social media, evident in a The Sopranos meme posted by Instagram[10] user @millennialsopranos on February 10th, 2024, receiving roughly 2,000 likes in a day (shown below).


Courne You think you just fell out of a coconut tree? You exist in the context in which you live and what came before you.

Similar posts also surfaced on Facebook[11] in February 2024.

Various Examples


DON'T CARE DIDN'T ASK (0 PLUS YOU THINK YOU JUST FELL OUT OF A COCONUT TREE red philly @vvage_labor - 16h "You think you just fell out of a coconut tree?" 12 1864 11K il₁1 306K 口企 ingflip.com They don't know that we exist within the context of all in which we live and that came before We just fell out of a coconut tree Is it really possible for a boy that exists in the context of all in which he lives and what came before him coconut tree to be in a relationship? girl who just fell out of a and a VOTRE YOU THINK YOU JUST FELL OUT OF A COCONUT TREE 10 He thought he fell out of a coconut tree !!! He mad 4:56 88 O

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Mr. Watcher
Mr. Watcher

I see what her mom was trying to say in the original context and it works there as a mother talking or venting to a child. Here as a woman in power trying to talk to most of a country about it's younger generation…. I don't think it works because it feels more like she's dumbing down everyone's issues. Sure some may not have it uh as bad as falling as a coconut tree, but some do live a crazy life that is just that.

How bothersome.

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