Man Photobombs Disney World Proposal, Gets Turned Into an Internet Meme


Some unlucky fellow was minding his own business in Disney World recently when he happened to accidentally walk in front of a couple as the man was proposing to his girlfriend. The moment wasn’t just captured on camera (shown above) — it has spawned a quirky new Internet photo meme.

Reddit user SpnkyHappy uploaded the photo to the social news service yesterday with the simple title: “Tried to get a photo of our proposal…nailed it!” The photograph quickly attracted thousands of “upvotes” and was featured on the site’s front page.

This poor fellow is now known on the Internet as "In The Way Guy."

This poor fellow is now known on the Internet as “In The Way Guy.”

The Internet has a way of not letting slip-ups go away quietly and “unmocked”. Soon, people began to turn Mr. Photobomber into a humorous new meme called “In The Way Guy.” They Photoshopped him into old photos to make it look as though he accidentally photobombed iconic images. Here are some of the images that have appeared so far:






SpnkyHappy says that the Disney Photopass photographer he hired managed to get other non-photobombed pictures of the proposal as well — the one above is just the one that made the couple laugh.

(via HappyPlace via The Phoblographer)

  • Lala

    someone do a royal baby one!

  • aplusjimages

    This is most likely photoshopped since the guy doesn’t seem to have a spacesuit on in SPACE.

  • aplusjimages

    you say potato I say tomato

  • vinterorder

    good reply. also, in the third row of the search spread appears to be a guy proposing to a 16-year-old on Dexter’s boat.

  • swingvote25

    this is hardly a photobomb. More like a guy who accidentally got in the way. I’m sure the photog took more than one frame

  • June Smith

    Am I the only one annoyed that everyone keeps referring to this photo as being taken at Disneyland? It is Disney WORLD in Orlando, folks!

  • Emily Kimbell

    are you kidding me?

  • Evil Mouseketeer

    Both Disney, right?

  • Evil Mouseketeer

    Still Both Disney

  • surej

    the photographer is ‘in the way guy’ by photographing the good intent of a man to get out of the way of a precious moment!.get a life on your own and not at the expense of a good man.. wish he had stuck his toungue out and done a wiggly wiggly with his ears at that moment.:)

  • hahahahaha

    No, this is Photobomb Phil.

  • Anonymoused

    By the legal definition in the US, it is a public space.

  • Anonymoused
  • Kenyatta Abasi

    I agree with Mantis. But it doesn’t matter. The internet is the ultimate platform for those who are ‘above it all’. Really nothing that can be done except downvoting and ignoring, knowing of course that you all will return.

  • Kenyatta Abasi

    Everyone wants technology NOW. After it’s unleashed they want to then think about what its limitations should be. The American way.

  • vinterchaos

    …but you are doing the same thing, but towards my post rather then towards the blog post. So you and I Kenyatta, Mantis….. we’re the same thing, with a different message. Glad to have you apart of the club.

  • Try Harder, you’re sub-par

    You are apart from the club, in that the rest of us know the difference between ‘apart’ and ‘a part’.

    If you’re going to spend your time on the internet, shitting on people and acting superior……it helps to actually be superior.

    You are the epitome of cliche and overdone. A troll who can’t carry his own water. Yawn.

  • vinterchaos

    You are doing exactly what you are describing guest.

  • You’re still sub-par

    Swatting a mosquito is not exactly the same as being a mosquito. Try harder.

    You aren’t clever, you aren’t cunning, you’re just an asshole.

  • derpitydawg

    He tried to get a photo of his proposal… in one of the most crowded places on the planet. The fail was his own fault, not the fault of the guy who accidentally walked in front of the shot.

  • TokiyaRaseri

    All the posts are about the guy in the way but nobody notices that the guy proposing was Lanipator (of Dragon Ball z abridged fame)