Welcome to the rice fields
Welcome to the rice fields (motherfucker) is a famous sentence said by the legendary YouTuber, Filthy Frank in his video, titled “HOW TO SAY HELLO IN 30 LANGUAGES”.
The phrase had enjoyed great popularity by the fans of Filthy Frank, who turned it into a catchphrase and used it in several image macros, to create the dankest of memes.
Origin of the term
Filthy Frank uploaded “HOW TO SAY HELLO IN 30 LANGUAGES” on YouTube in 2012, but his impression of saying hello in Asian countries was the reoccurring joke of the camera zooming in on the guy, while he’s screaming “Welcome to the rice fields, motherfucker”.
Spread of the term
After the video’s been uploaded, Frank posted the catchphrase on his Facebook site as well, gaining plenty of likes and good feedback from his fanbase.
Shortly after this, the clip was reposted on the subreddit /r/youtubehaiku.
The clip had become a meme since then, appearing in several image macros among the fans of Filthy Frank, as well as other communities.
The phrase had spread onto all the corners of the Internet, from social media sites to meme pages to even Urban Dictionary, where user OOGA BOOGA JOOGA GOOGA defined Rice Fields as “a place, where motherfuckers get welcomed” – an obvious and hilarious reference to the sentence.