Hello, I'm a Professor in a Movie

Hello, I'm a Professor in a Movie

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About

Hello, I'm a Professor in a Movie refers to a phrasal template that mocks film cliches. The template begins "Hello, I'm a [X] in a movie," followed by a series of cliches that the cinematic characters perform that differ from those professions in reality.

Origin

On January 1st, 2019, Twitter [1] @_roryturnbull tweeted, "Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading / homework as they leave." The post received more than 22,000 retweets and 166,000 likes in three days (shown below).


Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading / homework

Spread

Following the post, other people on Twitter posted variations on the format. Two days later, Twitter[2] user @Ceilidhann tweeted, "Hello, I'm a writer in a movie. I write one piece a week and live in a two bedroom New York apartment with a walk-in wardrobe. Also I never actually pitch anywhere, the jobs just come to me." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 2,300 retweets and 20,000 likes (shown below, left).

Over the next 24 hours, others began posting the variations of the format (examples below, center and right).

On January 3rd, Twitter[3] published a Moments page on the format.


Hello, I'm a writer in a movie. I write one piece a week and live in a two bedroom Nevw York apartment with a walk-in wardrobe. Also I never actually pitch anywhere, the jobs just come to me. Rory Turnbull @_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading/homework as they leave. Show this thread Hello, I'm an programmer in a movie. I'm white, male, and conspicuously nerdy, and everything I code works on the first try. I'm the Best Coder because l'm a fast typist, and I type extra fast in programming emergencies. I never Google error messages. There are no error messages. Kayleigh Donaldson Φ @Ce.lidhan n Hello, I'm a writer in a movie. I write one piece a week and live in a two bedroom New York apartment with a walk-in wardrobe. Also I never actually pitch anywhere, the jobs just come to me. twitter.com/_roryturnbull/... Hello, I'm a rabbi in a movie. I wear my tefillin wrong and don't really know how to pronounce the Hebrew of liturgical phrases that get said 3 times a day, every day. I say things from the pulpit that would be grounds for firing most places and maybe one congregant responds. Ana Mardoll @AnaMardoll Hello, I'm an programmer in a movie. I'm white, male, and conspicuously nerdy, and everything I code works on the first try. I'm the Best Coder because I'm a fast typist, and I type extra fast in programming emergencies. I never Google error messages. There are no error messages. twitter.com/Ceilidhann/sta... Show this thread

Greatest Hits

On January 16th, the meme evolved to other professions and jobs that exist outside of movies. Twitter[4] user @YourMomsucksTho tweeted one of the earliest known variation. They wrote, "Hi, i'm a mom. You might know me from some of my Greatest Hits like 'I thought your game was cancelled', 'please don't fart on your sister', 'why are there dirty socks in the refrigerator' and 'I've clearly failed as a mother, just wait until your father gets home.'" Within one week, the tweet received more than 1,300 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below).


Hi, i'm a mom. You might know me from some of my Greatest Hits like "I thought your game was cancelled", "please don't fart on your sister", "why are there dirty socks in the refrigerator" and "I've clearly failed as a mother, just wait until your father gets home"

Throughout the week, more users posted this variant of the meme (shown below). These versions frequently featured the phrase, "You might know me from some of my Greatest Hits."

On January 21st, 2019, Twitter[5] published a Moments page about the variants.


Hi, l'm a medical student. You might know me from my greatest hits including "hey, l'm sorry to bother you, just wanted to ask if.... "excuse me, sorry, but where is the...," "hello operator, would you mind paging..." and "is there anything else l can help with?" Hi, I'm a #nurse. You might know me from some of my greatest hits like: "please gown and glove before entering the room;"gel in gel out," "stop pulling at your IV;" "we need to scoot you up in the bed;" and "have you started passing gas?" #medtwitter .33 Hi, l'm a climate scientist. You may know me from my greatest hits including, "No, it's not a natural cycle," "Yes, I know it's beern warmer before (and the only reason YOU know is because we scientists told you so)," and "Just because it's on YouTube doesn't mean it's true."

Various Examples


Hello, I'm a doctor in a movie. I use defib on a flatlined patient instead of adrenaline, despite knowing that a flatline is the goal of defibrillation. I also do CPR compressions wrong. I use my position of authority to pressure an underling into a romantic relationship. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg Φ @TheRaDR Hello, I'm a rabbi in a movie. I wear my tefillin wrong and don't really know how to pronounce the Hebrew of liturgical phrases that get said 3 times a day, every day. I say things from the pulpit that would be grounds for firing most places and maybe one congregant responds... Hello, l'm a journalist in a movie. I drink whole bottles of vodka while reporting in the field but somehow churn out prose my editor deems worthy of a Pulitzer. Rory Turnbull @_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading/ homework as they leave. Show this thread Hello, I'm a data journalist in a movie. I am not shown. Jeremy Bowers@jeremybowers Hi, I'm a programmer in a movie. My code always works and is rendered in three dimensions on whatever screen I am sitting near. There is literally no programming language I do not know and anything electronic can run my code. twitter.com /navybook/statu.
Hello, l'm a writer in a movie. I bring a print- out of my long-ass novel to my editor's office & wait while my editor reads the whole thing right in front of me, loves it, & offers me an advance, which I accept. Apparently, my editor pushed my agent out a window right before this Hello, I'm a lawyer in a movie. Every case is a lengthy jury trial where I'm totally outmatched & losing the entire time. Then, at the final possible moment l have a stroke of genius that no one ever thought of & win the case hands down. Rory Turnbull_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading /homework as they leave. Show this thread Hello, I'm a graduate student in a movie. I obviously sleep with my dissertation adviser and then murder someone, probably that adviser. Rory Turnbull @_roryturnbull Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the readina / homework as they leave. Show this thread

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