They’re the Same Picture

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does They’re the Same Picture mean?

They’re the same picture is an exploitable two panel meme, taken from the widely popular television series The Office.

In the meme, Creed is presented with two images with the request of finding the differences between them.

Pam, who initially gave the pictures to Creed then notes off camera “They’re the same picture”.

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What's the origin of They’re the Same Picture?

The scene originates from the episode Search Committee from The Office, which aired on May 19th, 2011.

In the episode, acting manager Creed is subjected to a prank by Pam, who gives the man two pictures with the comment “Corporate needs you to find the differences between this picture and this picture.”

She then leaves Creed and notes off camera that “They’re the same picture”.

Spread and Usage

How did They’re the Same Picture spread?

The exploitable image was initially used as a reaction to two things that are rather similar.

This use had then morphed into actual meme creation on June 22nd, 2018 when the two pictures in the meme were replaced by an image of Fortnite and trash, as well as Pam stating “They’re the same picture.”

The format had gained a large amount of popularity online with a plethora of memes being uploaded to the web, from sites like Reddit to Instagram meme pages as well as Facebook meme groups and various humor based sites.

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Published: 01/28/2021 by | Last updated: 09/29/2021 | 2,276 views | Report error

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