Mission Failed we’ll get em next time


Mission failed we’ll get em next time is the name of a meme which is based on a quote that comes from the 2011 first person shooter video game call of duty: modern warfare 3.

The quote occurs in the game when a player plays as the special air service (S.A.S) and is defeated and as a result the S.A.S game over theme starts playing while the audio of someone saying mission failed we’ll get em next time can be heard.


As stated before the origin of the audio clip is from the video game call of duty: modern warfare 3 which was released on November 2011 for Microsoft windows, ps3 and Xbox 360.

luckily you don’t have to buy the game in order to get the audio because YouTube user iRNPWRD uploaded a video which features the quote to his / her YouTube channel on 30th December 2011.

Alongside this main version of the mission failed quote, there is also another version of the quote which people use as well when creating remixes.

I believe that this version originates from the 2009 video game call of duty: modern warfare 2 but I have not yet been able to find anything that confirms this so if anyone who is reading this has found some evidence that confirms this, then please link it In the comments below !

The first instance someone using the quote in a remix was by vine user sock Jesus who posted a vine on 29th March 2016 with the hash-tag #missionfailed, since then the tag become heavily associated with this meme.


The main use of this meme is to remix the audio with video clips of people failing. The generic structure of a typical remix for this meme is as follows:

1. Someone fails at doing something in a video.

2. The video is paused and the screen turns grey then the video is zoomed in to that person’s face.

3. The audio clip “mission failed we’ll get em next time” is played.


I find the remixes in this meme to be somewhat good, however I do think that the joke can become quite repetitive really quickly therefore I don’t think that there is much potential for this meme to become mainstream and ultimately I think that this meme will be remain a good but somewhat minor meme.



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