Mom, Pick Me Up, I’m Scared

Meaning

What does Mom, Pick Me Up, I’m Scared mean?

Mom Pick Me Up, I’m Scared refers to a popular phrase, featured on image macro memes, as well as comments, and post titles all around the web.

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Origin

What's the origin of Mom, Pick Me Up, I’m Scared?

While the exact origin of the meme is not known, a precursor can be found in the 2004 comedy Mean Girls (the movie which gave us Get In Loser, We’re Going Shopping).

In one of the scenes, we see a ginger teen in the middle of a Goat Rodeo, as he is on the phone, saying “Mom, can you pick me up? I’m scared.”

The scene was uploaded to YouTube on October 7th, 2011, by the channel Movieclips.

Image macros, featuring the phrase “Mom, pick me up, I’m scared” started appearing on Reddit in January 2019, with the most popular format being Patrick Star from Sponge Man Ice Cone in a purple sweater, captioned with the line.

Spread & Usage

How did Mom, Pick Me Up, I’m Scared spread?

By August 2019, the meme exploded in popularity as image macros and GIFs were rampant on the internet, especially on sites like Reddit, 9GAG, me.me and FunnyJunk.

“Mom, pick me up, I’m scared” also became a popular catchphrase among YouTubers playing horror games.

Those versed in the way of Stonks also started capitalizing on the meme in the following years, with stickers, shirts and other merchandise having been made available on sites like Etsy and Amazon.

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