Well We’re Waiting


What does Well We’re Waiting mean?

Well we’re waiting is an image macro based on a screenshot taken from the 1980 movie Caddyshack.

It is a reaction meme that is usually utilized when somebody is impatient, trying to force out a reaction or answer from somebody.

These memes usually appear in an image or GIF format, captioned with an impact-style font.


What's the origin of Well We’re Waiting?

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, written by Brian Doyle-Murray. The plot revolves around the protagonist Danny Noonan, a young caddy at Bushwood Country Club trying to earn a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails, the owner of the Country Club, who is played by actor Ted Knight.

During the movie, a scene shows Danny attempting a shot. Hesitant to take the shot, the protagonist ends up in a long halt that makes both the spectators and the Judge frustrated. This is the part when Judge Elihu utters the line: “Well we’re waiting”.


Spread & Usage

How did Well We’re Waiting spread?

In 2010, a short clip featuring the scene was uploaded on YouTube by the channel dan3014, generating over 500 thousand views as of today.

As a meme, well we’re waiting was featured on most prominent meme-sharing sites, such as Reddit, Quickmeme or Memegenerator, as well as Tenor and other GIF generating web pages.

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