Big Smoke Order

Meaning

What does Big Smoke Order mean?

If you find yourself scratching your head over the meaning of the term “Big Smoke Order,” you’re not alone. This meme, which originated from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, has taken on a life of its own on the internet, leaving many people to wonder what it’s all about.

At its core, “Big Smoke’s Order” is a quote from the character Big Smoke, who orders a lengthy list of food items during a mission in the game. But over time, the quote has become a popular copypasta meme, with fans of the game and internet culture using it in a variety of contexts.

The long list of food items, enumerated by Big Smoke during a mission in the game was originally meant to be a comic flavor on an obese character, however, over time, “Big Smoke’s Order” became a veritable meme, that is still referenced online, over a decade after the original release of GTA: San Andreas.

The calories and items of big smoke’s order in GTA: San Andreas

Origin

What's the origin of Big Smoke Order?

The “Big Smoke Order” can be encountered in Rockstar Games’ 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The scene itself is from the “Drive-Thru” mission of the game, where Big Smoke is listing an absurdly large amount of food, he intends to consume. Among others, he asks for “Two number 9s, a Number 9 large, a Number 6 with extra dip, and two 45s.” An interesting fact about this order is that each number refers to a gun caliber.

Despite the large popularity of the video game upon its release, the meme didn’t really take off until several years later, when someone turned Big Smoke‘s order into a copypasta.

An isolated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by James227UK on February 16th, 2010.

Spread & Usage

How did Big Smoke Order spread?

The phenomenon was popularized on the internet via various YouTube remix videos, starting from 2016, like FlyingKitty’s video of the order which got re-edited to match the tune of the 1992 hip-hop song “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre.

Similarly, in 2016, ICEnJAM uploaded a prank video to the site, in which he calls up McDonald’s employees on Skype and uses Big Smoke’s voice, pretending to order.

The “Big Smoke Order” eventually surfaced on the Reddit board /r/Copypasta as well, listing all the food items, the character asks for.

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