‘Your Next Task Is…’ Line Does Not Appear In ‘Squid Game,’ But It Is A Meme Nonetheless


On September 1st, 2021, an official trailer for South Korean survival drama series Squid Game premiered. At 1:11 mark in the trailer, Player 369 is briefly shown standing in front of other players, accusing masked workers of killing people (trailer shown below). In the series, the scene appears in episode two of the series at 3:42 mark. The line “your next task is” which is used in the meme format, is not said during the scene; moreover, none of the six games is revealed beforehand in the series.

You killed all those people! And you call this a game?

On October 13th, 2021, Redditor r69s007 posted a still image of Player 369 from the trailer, captioning it, “your next task is to plugin the USB in one attempt,” using a popular joke about USB insertion issues that implies that plugging in a USB cable on the first attempt is nearly impossible. The post received over 18,100 upvotes in /r/memes in one month (shown below).