Why is today’s rocket launch reminding Twitter of ‘Austin Powers’?
Jeff Bezos is heading off to space today. Good for him? We guess. Though if he was hoping to be the first billionaire, then we think Richard Branson has him beat. Either way, everyone saw the rocket launch. And, uh, look, we don’t know how to say this, but the rocket looked like a penis. Naturally, the internet had millions of jokes and thoughts about such a thing.
We even had the requisite Austin Powers jokes. In The Spy Who Shagged Me, Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) releases a rocket that looks like, well, like Jeff Bezos’s rocket. Naturally, the jokes were plentiful. So let’s see if Twitter can top that classic scene with their comments on today’s rocket launch.
Austin Powers Jeff Bezos pic.twitter.com/73uelcgUIy
— 𝙺𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚝𝚝 (@KevinScottHT) July 20, 2021
A side-by-side comparison.
Can't look at Bezos' ridiculously phallic Blue Origin rocket without thinking of the Austin Powers version pic.twitter.com/4G05mDTIal
— Mark Williams (@ibemarkwilliams) July 20, 2021
Hm . . .
You have to wonder about any radar images.
Jeff Bezos’ becoming Dr. Evil from Austin Powers checklist:
Build giant penis shaped spaceship ✅
Rocket to space ✅ pic.twitter.com/ZzV441ifKs
— Prince Zuko 🇪🇨🐼 (@vzarate_94) July 20, 2021
Now we can’t unsee it!
Is Jeff Bezos slowly becoming Dr. Evil?
The #BlueOrigin rocket is just another example of the Austin Powers movies being way ahead of their time pic.twitter.com/DoWXM2oUya
— Dakota Randall (@DakRandall) July 20, 2021
It’s not just The Simpsons anymore
Maybe Austin Powers was predicting the future as well.
You could tell me this is a still from an Austin Powers movie, and with my hazy memory I’d believe you immediately. That’s not a rocket… it’s a sight gag. pic.twitter.com/BQ5oJT8mcN
— Ben Grimes (@DontAskJeeves) July 20, 2021
Did no one designing this saw it?
Blue origin rocket vs Austin powers space ship… At least Richard Branson had an original design when he went to space last week pic.twitter.com/TrcfJKN8Zo
— JoeHoh (@joe_hoh) July 20, 2021
A comparison of today’s rocket launch
Richard Branson was backed by The Simpsons!
Did Bezos design his rocket after an Austin Powers joke? "It looks like a huge…Johnson!" pic.twitter.com/fRLVxncrDG
— Mr. Steal Your Doughnuts (@BEARDO) July 20, 2021
We sincerely hope that someone is going to remake that joke with this rocket.
Everyone on social media is comparing the rocket to that scene from Austin Powers, and now I can't stop giggling like a 5 year old. https://t.co/X4prz60IyA
— Jason Hackett (@KOCOJason) July 20, 2021
We’ve all regressed
We’re all five years old today.
Congrats to Jeff Bezos for successfully completing his Austin Powers rocket launch cosplay. pic.twitter.com/BTiLecLbYR
— Tim Martin (@TMar15) July 20, 2021
The future of cosplay
Designer for Austin Powers 2: Man this penis rocket gag is so funny! Should we put a head on it?
Other designer: Nah, we wanna keep that PG-13 rating after all
Jeff Bezos 20 years later: pic.twitter.com/kbYpnYVZ1y
— 🏳️⚧️ Kathryn Gibes 🔜 DenFur ✨ (@TransSalamander) July 20, 2021
Mwah! Goodnight, everybody!
Put them together and the prophecy is complete.