"Oh, I’m Sorry, I Thought This Was America" is a memorable quote uttered by the character Randy Marsh from the animated tv series South Park. In the conmessage of digital discussions, the original quote and its snowclone variations deserve to be used as a blanket excusage for one"s own activity or statement in response to a backlash or criticism.

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On April 6th, 2005, an episode of South Park titled "The Losing Edge" aired on Comedy Central. The episode attributes the South Park children at a baseball game. During the game, Randy Marsh, father of Stan Marsh, is cheering for the team and also trash talking the opposing team. After one more parent threa10s to beat Randy up, Randy clears his shirt and a fight begins. Every time the South Park team wins, Randy gets arrested by the cops and comlevels, "Oh, I assumed this was America."

Batdad: Now for the finishing move! You"re about to be "Batdad-ed"!Randy: Hey, Batdad, I didn"t hear no bell.Batdad: Batdad knows no fear! Batdad knows no pain!Randy: For what? Arresting me for what? I"m not permitted to stand also up for myself? I assumed this was America! Huh? Isn"t this America? I"m sorry, I thought this was America.Randy: Denver sucks ass.


On April 16th, 2005, a website titled "Oh I"m Sorry I Thought This Was America" was produced on YTMND, <2> featuring a tiled background picture of Marsh being arrested and a looped audio clip of him repeating the expression. On March 17th, 2007, user rawsonofchoice posed a question on on Yahoo Answers<3> around others" favorite South Park episodes and titled the threview "I"m sorry, i assumed this was america!!!?" On September 17th, 2010, the Tumblr blog imsorryithoughtthiswasamerica<4> was produced. The satirical blog functions posts that start through the phrase and go on to describe Amerideserve to "outrperiods," such as every Amerideserve to not having an iPhone and the price of luxury mattresses.

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On July 21st, 2011, an entry for "Oh Im Sorry I Thought This Was America" was included to Urban Dictionary<1> by user WavedBrute who defined the phrase as:

"Somepoint yelled by white trash while being arrested while wearing nothing yet underpants."

On October 1ninth, 2011, Someecards<5> added a card that featured Thomas Jefferboy appearing to resolve a group of fellow founding fathers with the phrase "Oh, I"m sorry. I thought this was America.