This is Getting Out of Hand
This is getting out of hand is a memorable quote from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
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The phrase is taken from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which premiered in the United States on May 16th, 1999.
The opening scenes of the movie involve Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive at a Separatist ship, where the local leader sees the Jedi and exclaims “This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them”.
A separated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by QuoteTheGuy on January 24th, 2014.
Spread and Usage
The meme started spreading as an image macro following the YouTube upload.
It became especially prevalent after the creation of the r/PrequelMemes subreddit on December 27th, 2016.
“This is getting out of hand” can be encountered on numerous image macros on sites like Reddit, Twitter, me.me and iFunny.
- Reddit – r/PrequelMemes