No soup for you refers to a memorable catchphrase from an episode from the situational comedy series Seinfeld.
Online, it is used as a reaction image macro for denying something someone is demanding or asking for, like the detailed location, that is referred to as I’m at Soup.
“No soup for you” originates from the Season 7 Episode 6 of Seinfeld, which first aired on November 2nd, 1995.
The episode depicts a soup kitchen, which has very strict rules, the ignorance of which results in customers being denied their soups with the line “No soup for you”.
The episode was inspired by a Manhattan soup kitchen’s chef Ali Yeganeh.
“No soup for you” became an iconic catchphrase among fans of the series already in the 90’s and it spread further with the rising prominence of the internet in the 2000’s.
The catchphrase was first defined on Urban Dictionary on June 30th, 2004.
Since then, references to the meme became frequent on the web, appearing on countless sites, including 4chan, YTMND, Facebook, Twitter as well as Cheezburger, Tumblr, 9GAG and FunnyJunk.
- Urban Dictionary – No soup for you
- News4jax.com – ‘No soup for you!’: ‘Seinfeld’ actor spills the backstory on the iconic line