The Mom’s Spaghetti Meme From Eminem’s Song To All Over The Internet

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The mom’s spaghetti meme is is a known internet copypasta that came from the famous lyrics of the song ” Lose Yourself ” by Eminem in 2002. It all started on 4chan like many other popular memes that came from that vibrant community. If you already know the spaghetti stories that usually start with a personal anecdote about something embarrassing or extremely awkward just before it suddenly ends when spaghetti appears out of the blue ( What? Yes this is not a mistake )

Here is the part of the song where the mom’s spaghetti is mentioned:

” Palms are sweaty. Knees weak, arms are heavy. Vomit on my sweater already. Mom’s spaghetti “

Where did the mom’s spaghetti meme originated from?

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Like a lot of spaghetti stories you saw online before the moms spaghetti, the copypasta originated from 4chan in the year of 2012 as the first known mention was found on the greentext story you can see in the image below, posted on April 19th.

Before the spaghetti stories that were published in 2010, a few lines from the famous Eminem song ” Lose Yourself ” were used in titles for blog posts including the mom’s spaghetti which appeared on various threads and discussion boards. Some of the most notable examples are the automobile forum LS1TECH in April 2003 and 4chan /r9k board in April 2008 and even FARK event forum in November 2011.

Lyrics from the song

As most of you know, the mom’s spaghetti line is just a small part of the famous song from 2002 single by Eminem ” Lost Yourself “. The song actually describes the struggles of Eminem’s characters B-Rabbit in the movie 8 Mile which came out in 2002.

Like the movie, it’s easy to say that ” Lost Yourself ” is Eminem’s most successful song earning him five Grammy nominations in 2003 and winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in the same year. The song was released on October 22th, 2002 and was the first single of the 8 Mile movie.

Look
If you had
One shot
Or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
In one moment
Would you capture
Or just let it slip?
Yo
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out
He’s chokin’, how, everybody’s jokin’ now
The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow!
Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that easy? No
He won’t have it, he knows his whole back city’s ropes
It don’t matter, he’s dope, he knows that, but he’s broke
He’s so stacked that he knows, when he goes back to his mobile home, that’s when its
Back to the lab again yo, this whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better
[x2]
The souls escaping, through this hole that its gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is borin’, but super stardom’s close to post mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he’s known as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows, he’s grown farther from home, he’s no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose ’cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don’t want him no mo, he’s cold product
They moved on to the next schmo who flows, he nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds, I suppose it’s old partna, but the beat goes on
Da da dumb da dumb da da
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better
[x2]
No more games, I’m a change what you call rage
Tear this motherfuckin’ roof off like two dogs caged
I was playin’ in the beginnin’, the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhymin’ and stepwritin’ the next cipher
Best believe somebody’s payin’ the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the
Fact that I can’t get by with my nine to
Five and I can’t provide the right type of
Life for my family ’cause man, these God damn food stamps don’t buy diapers
And its no movie, there’s no Mekhi Phifer
This is my life and these times are so hard
And it’s getting even harder tryin’ to feed and water my seed, plus
See dishonor caught up between bein’ a father and a prima-donna
Baby mama drama screamin’ on and too much
For me to want to say in one spot, another jam or not
Has gotten me to the point, I’m like a snail I’ve got
To formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfuckin’ option, failures not
Mom, I love you, but this trail has got to go, I cannot grow old in Salem’s lot
So here I go is my shot
Feet fail me not ’cause maybe the only opportunity that I got
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime you better
[x2]
You can do anything you set your mind to, man “

How popular is the mom spaghetti meme?

The song was already gaining popularity, ” Lost Yourself ” and in the movie this scene is one of the most memorable scenes of the movie where the rapper tries to remember his lines, that’s when the mom’s spaghetti line appears first and instantly sticks in your mind. It’s funny that this line fitted perfectly to the 4chan spaghetti pranks that we all know explore stories that are scary or awkward.
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Over the next few months that followed, more and more green stories with the mom spaghetti line were published on the 4chan site and gaining popularity fast. This is one of those stories
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It wasn’t long that also the facebook page for the 4chan site posted a funny spaghetti meme picture:
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After that the original post was reposted many times in many funny variations, this one you see below is maybe the most hilarious one we saw:
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Lastly we give you this comment thread from Reddit that a user posted and the whole site got excited and trolled it with mom’s spaghetti funnies:
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Check out some more mom’s spaghetti pictures circling around online:

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Nintendo spaghetti

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LMAO! Should say the real home of mom’s spaghetti

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Not again!

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Stove to sweater in 30 minutes

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Having meatballs and pasta nightmares

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Justin Bieber knows all too well about this issue

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Throwing out spaghetti on stage, love this pic

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Hilarious picture of Eminem’s head inside a spaghetti bowl

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Another green story on 4chan about the spaghetti meme

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