My Name Is Jeff
My name is Jeff refers to a popular quote from the 2014 comedy flick 22 Jump Street, said by Greg Jenko during a drug dealing scene.
Online, the line has been featured in numerous YouTube and Vine remixes and parody videos.
22 Jump Street premiered in the United States on June 4th, 2014.
In one of the scenes, Schmidt and Jenko (portrayed by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum respectively) are performing a drug trade under cover, disguising themselves as Latinos.
When Jenko is confronted about being too silent, he exclaims in a falsetto voice “My name is Jeff”.
An early upload of the scene was shared on YouTube by LuLszic on March 14th, 2014.
Spread and Usage
Vines, containing the quote started emerging on the platform in November 2014, with an early example mixing the line from the film with Eminem’s song My Name Is, in a similar fashion to the Now This Looks Like a Job For me meme.
Vine compilations were also uploaded to YouTube in the following years, spreading the influence of the “My name is Jeff” trend even further.
The quote would also appear in music remixes and image macro memes as well, during the subsequent years.
- Lifewire.com – What Is the ‘My name is Jeff’ Meme?
- Hitc.com – My Name Jeff meme origins explained with hilarious examples
- Urbandictionary.com – My name’s Jeff