I’m at Soup


What does I’m at Soup mean?

I’m at Soup, also referred to as the Soup Store Joke is an animated skit, which depicts two characters arguing loudly over a phone call.

The caller needs the help of his friend, who says he’s busy buying clothes, but can’t find anything except for soup. After a short, tempered dialogue, the caller discovers that his friend is in a Soup Store, which sells nothing but soup.

The video is a classic of YouTube, having inspired countless adaptations, recreations and image macro memes.



What's the origin of I’m at Soup?

The first version of the meme was uploaded to YouTube on May 3rd, 2015 by YouTube user Kin’s Shitpost Stash.

Over the following days, several variations of the joke were uploaded to YouTube, with various animations, including a Code Geass dub/parody, and a Team Fortress 2″ animation.

Spread & Usage

How did I’m at Soup spread?

Over the years, the format was also referenced by various image macros, appearing on sites like Twitter or Reddit, while it was also mixed with other meme formats, including the Bernie Sanders meme.

On May 4th, 2020, Insider wrote an article about the long lasting legacy and actuality of “I’m at Soup.”

As of 2023, the meme is still going strong, appearing on newer social media sites, like TikTok, being embraced by Zoomers as well as Boomers.

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