The 20+ Best ‘Those Are Rookie Numbers’ Memes | Meaning & Backstory

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In this post, we dissect the Those Are Rookie Numbers meme- examining its origins and showcasing 20+ of the best examples circulating social.

So, you have seen The Wolf of Wall Street movie a number of times and have been fascinated by the storytelling of Martin Scorsese and the acting of Leonardo DiCaprio. It was such a wonderful movie and even got a number of Oscar nominations in the year 2014. Back then, you didn’t see a lot of memes that you do now.

Every dialogue, every expression, every phrase, and every image can be tweaked in such a way so that it can bring out the humor of the situation. You add a catch-phrase to one of the images, and bam, it becomes a meme doing the rounds in social media.

One of the memes that recently got very popular, and by popular, it means like internationally popular is the dialogue of Matthew McConaughey in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.

The Original Clip

Why the buzz?

So, in that scene, Matthew McConaughey is asking Leo how many times he jerks off in a week to which Leo replies that maybe three or four times. Then comes the meme of a dialogue “Gotta pump those numbers. Those are rookie numbers in this racket.” This dialogue has now become a worldwide meme and is being used to represent hilarious situations.

The dialogue with Matthew’s expression “Those are rookie numbers” with Matthew’s expression is doing the rounds in various companies and some of the memes are absolutely hilarious. One such meme that became popular quite recently is “The average man swears about 80 to 90 times a day – Gotta pump those numbers. Those are rookie numbers”

The funny part of this meme is the fact that some people swear a lot throughout the day. So, if someone says that they swear around 80 to 90 times a day, it would be underestimating them. This, in turn, indicates that the meme is actually pointing out to the fact that the average person swears more than just 80 or 90 times. They do way more than that.

The Xbox Meme

Another meme that got circulated a lot quite lately with the same dialogue was when a mom complained about her son’s addiction to X-box. The meme said “My son’s 11-hours a day X-box addiction – Gotta pump those numbers. Those are rookie numbers”

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That is another hilarious meme that became popular both among the teenagers and a wide section of the parents who are aware of what memes are. Almost every other parent is annoyed by the fact that their child is spending too much time on the x-box instead of studying.

So, when this meme came out, it became an instant hit because those who are addicted to playing on the x-box wanted to spend more time while their parents wanted just the opposite.

There are a number of other memes that got popular for this same dialogue and each one of them are hilarious because of the situation that is being indicated. So, if you come across one of these, do pass along to the ones you know.

The 20+ Best ‘Those Are Rookie Numbers’ Memes

Instagram Addiction

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How much does the average person swear?

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This was a popular tweet posted by UberFacts, when they decided to use the meme to mention how many times the average person swears a day, which they say it’s “80-90” times. Obviously they thought it was funny to create a comparison with the meme just to mention that one person can swear even more.

Black Death Numbers

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Back in the 14th Century, the famous Black Death killed more than 120 million people, and this fact has been studied for many years as a lesson regarding prevention of contagious diseases by rats. That’s why an anonymous user decided to create this meme with a comparison of the number of people dead by genocides like Hitler and Stalin, and lastly, the black rats with the Black Death.

Rookie Numbers to Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves is known as an Internet King, there’s always a new meme about him, and you can see it in this post. In this picture shared via KnowYourMeme, an Internet user let you know that 7 memes about Keanu Reeves are not enough, and used the popular rookie numbers original meme as a funny reference.

Australia’s worst Mass Shooting

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Here’s a picture of a police officer in Australia giving the fatal deads in one horrible mass shooting in Australia. At that moment, the number of victims was 7, so the news decided to quickly announce that this was the worst mass shooting there. Someone on memegenerator.net created a meme about it with “Rookie Numbers” and comparing it to the mass shootings in the US.

Memes viewed with rookie numbers

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A user via Tumblr posted some numbers randomly calculated and using it as a reference of what if you get stats after death, especially with words said, hours spent crying and obviously memes viewed. Someone decided to reply this with the rookie numbers meme as a direct joke for it.

6 Tacos and Rookie Numbers

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Tacos are one of the preferred dishes by Americans everywhere, and in this case, someone decided to use it as a main topic with the “Those are Rookie numbers” reference. In the picture, someone asks how many tacos you can eat, and by answering 6, the meme appears as a reference that you should eat more than that.

Americans drinking beer

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According to this image, every American drinks at least 20.8 gallons of beer per year. As a reply of it, someone created a meme using the “Those are rookie numbers” reference, and making it something funny that was shared multiple times on social media platforms. However, this was posted first on Cheezburguer.com.

Games and Rookie Numbers

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Have you ever felt frustrated for losing a game frequently? An anonymous person decided to create this meme focusing on this uncomfortable situation, with the quote “I Just started and I’ve already died like 10 times” and the Rookie numbers reference, since it’s just a joke about the multiple times you’ll probably keep dying in the game.

Americans with owned guns and Rookie Numbers

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Here’s an image providing the percentage of Americans in the world’s population, which is just 5%, but they own at least 48% of the world’s civilian-owned guns, and that was a great example to use this meme with a dark sense of humor.

Bulking on calories and Rookie Numbers

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In this picture you can tell the joke related to the number of calories some guys need when bulking, making an exaggeration with the amount of 2800 calories per day and quoting that it could be just the dinner for some. This was first posted on KnowYourMeme.

65,000 Texts

Pshh those are rookie numbers.. from BPDmemes

On Redditor empathized, somewhat, saying that she used to text too much until a guy she especially liked told her that it was irritating. Now she has resolute rules on how long to wait between text messages and how many she can send in a row before they respond.

13 Reasons Why Meme

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Here is a Thirteen Reasons Why meme. Someone added the meme in a real-life text caption as well with the rookie number image to create a funny Instagram post.

OJ Simpson vs Hilary Clinton

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This funny one might not make sense if you aren’t a conspiracy theorist. It’s long been rumored and speculated by internet conspiracy theorists that Hillary Clinton is responsible for multiple murders, including Vince Foster. So, it’s pretty comical to see OJ Simpson bragging about getting away with murder on one hand only for Hillary Clinton to chime in with the rookie number meme.

Breaking Bad Meme

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Where would we be without a Breaking Bad version of the meme. In it, we see Walter bragging about the purity of his drugs, but the image below it tells him that he’s got a pump the purity number is up.

Family vs Memes

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In this funny version of the meme, we see a screenshot from what looks like somebody’s iPhone. On the one hand, an album of family and friends images has 7 pictures, but the memes album has nearly 1,500. Those are rookie numbers is added as a caption to imply that the disproportionate figures should be even more inflated.

2nd Amendment Meme

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If you are a fan of the Second Amendment, this one probably strikes close to home. We see the two characters bantering back and forth with Leonardo DiCaprio saying that he has three or four guns before Matthew McConaughey advises him that he’s got a bump those numbers up.

Beer Consumption

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Somebody produced a map of Europe that shows data about beer consumption per capita. The rookie numbers meme is attached to that infographic to joke that people are not drinking enough beer on the European continent.

Xbox Addiction

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If you are a video gamer, this one might strike close to home. Or perhaps you are a concerned parent, worried that your child has a video gaming addiction. In this version of the meme we see a picture from a newspaper article that reads “my son’s 11 hour a day Xbox addiction”. The Matthew McConaughey meme implies that that is not enough time playing Xbox everyday – perhaps they should up their game to an all-day marathon number.

3 Billion Hour Videogame Addiction

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In a similar vein to the previous meme, we see somebody doing a public presentation with a PowerPoint that reads “We spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games. Is it worth it?” Again, Matthew McConaughey with wild and intense eyes chimes in to advise that we should boost those stats.

Watched Bee Movie 357 Times

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Here is a weird one. A news article from Business Insider UK claims that someone watched the Bee Movie 357 times this year, according to Netflix. Again, the meme is applied to make light of the situation, suggesting that this is not enough times to have viewed the movie. Perhaps they should put in a little bit more effort and hit the 400 view mark.

NFL Trash Talkers

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Here we have a rare sports version of the meme. We are not too knowledgeable about the NFL and football, but the conversation between player and owner implies that the owner is guilty of crimes.

@BeingDetermined

In a rare instance, we have a video GIF version of the meme. It seems like this Instagram user employed the meme to react to an account (@beingdetermined) that motivates people to save more of their money and be more financially prudent.

Speedtrap

Here we see Matthew McConaughey reacting to a speed trap meme. Somebody posted a high score miles per hour beneath a speed limit warning sign.

Elders Quorum President

If you are a video gamer, perhaps you understand this a little bit better than us. The quote reads “When the Elders Quorum president asks how many visits you’ve made during your ministering interview”.

Warhammer40k

Rookie numbers from Warhammer40k

This is definitely a dank historical meme version- Matthew McConaughey is sporting some type of military mask and reacting to an ancient battle that included Caesar.

When You Don’t Meet Your Ticket Quota (r/ProtectAndServe)

Gotta pump those numbers up. Those are rookie numbers from ProtectAndServe

Here we have an image of a cop car. People seem to be joking at this is the type of car you’re given if you don’t need your ticket quota as a policeman.

An ‘Unusual’ Boy

Rookie numbers from Animemes

Here’s a strange anime version of the meme, reacting to a potentially fake news story about one boy’s peculiar and morbid situation.

RPG-7

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This is another one that we’re not too clear on, but it is pretty popular over on the trebuchet memes subreddit. It reads “do you ever just look at your boyfriend or girlfriend and think the rpg-7 has an effective range of 200 meters”.

Summing Up

Have you ever seen The Wolf of Wall Street movie? Then you probably know the “Those are Rookie Numbers” meme, which is clearly related to this successful and critically-acclaimed movie. The most notorious thing in the movie was the storytelling of Martin Scorsese and also the brilliant acting of Leonardo Dicaprio, but thanks to the Internet, many memes have been a notorious fact to this movie too.

Back in the 2014 you didn’t see so many memes as you do now, and “Those are Rookie Numbers” has been a hit in this topic. This meme is based on a dialogue of Matthew McConaughey in this movie, when he asks Leo how many times he jerks off in a which, and since the reply of Leo is 3 or maybe 4 times, Matthew says “Gotta pump those numbers. Those are rookie numbers in this racket”. Nowadays, with this quote, there has been many memes related all over the internet.

As you can see, this meme has a rich history- with memes, gifs, Vines, Tumblr posts, Reddit discussions all centering on adapting this Wolf Of Wallstreet ‘amateur hour’ scene to hilarious ends. If you ever feel the need to ‘pump those numbers up’, try employing this meme using a meme generator site- you might be surprised how potent this phrase and image is online.

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