Jimmy Fallon Asked People to Share Their Family Quirks, and 25 People Delivered Really Good Stuff
We love participating in hashtag challenges on social media platforms. These challenges give us an opportunity to showcase our talents and share some weird tidbits from our lives. The Tonight Show’s host Jimmy Fallon started two hashtag challenges, #ThatsMyFamily and #MyFamilyIsWeird, and invited people on Twitter to share some of the most hilarious and silliest quirks their families have. We have rounded up the 25 funniest stories for you to enjoy and you might even find some of them relatable.
1. We love a supportive father.
My boyfriend's dad compliments other drivers when they follow the rules, like "Beige Camry just put their turn signal on. Nice!" We call it his "Anti-Road Rage." #MyFamilyIsWeird— kyledice23 (@kyledice23) November 23, 2022
2. A family member who doesn't exist
We often tell people how my brother Phil doesn’t come to family events and how it’s a whole thing. We made Phil up in 1995. #ThatsMyFamily— Betsy Gorham (@gorham_betsy) January 11, 2023
3. Family of witches?
Whenever me or one of my four sisters brings home a boy, we like to turn off the lights, sit in a circle, and chant random things as he walks in the door. #ThatsMyFamily— Not Severus Snape (@dasnapesofwrath) January 11, 2023
4. Interesting idea
5. Height of mispronunciation
When my son was a toddler, his best friend couldn’t pronounce ‘You’re welcome.” It came out “You’re rectum.” 40+ years later, our family still responds “You’re rectum” when someone says, “Thank you.” #ThatsMyFamily— Kathy H. (@Babewho) January 11, 2023
6. Great strategy
At Thanksgiving we play a game called “truths,” where the (now adult) children have to come clean to our parents about something we previously lied about. 😎👌🏼#ThatsMyFamily— Shannon Lewis (@Shanimal730) January 11, 2023
7. Dads and their stories
Every time my dad launches into a random historical story, we all pretend to smoke tobacco pipes until he finishes it. Then he gets all exacerbated at us for not taking his "pearls of wisdom" seriously #ThatsMyFamily— JJ (@GirlLuvsTravel) January 11, 2023
8. Don't let her drive!
When we were little my mom would be driving us in the car and say “hey what’s that over there?” We would look out the window saying “what what?!” She would then swerve making us hit our heads into the window. She would laugh really hard every time #ThatsMyFamily— Callie Grayson (@CallieGrayActs) January 11, 2023
9. Bonding with friends like:
#MyFamilyIsWeird My mom and 3 aunt's would do a synchronized swimming routine they made up every summer. The the kids had to get out of the pool and watch.— Betty Ande (@JurneesRainbow) November 21, 2022
10. Abide by the rules
I once had to revise the family rule, “No throwing a football at people while they are peeing” to “No throwing ANYTHING at people while they are peeing” because my three boys discovered a loophole. #ThatsMyFamily— Stephanie (@SitDownPee) January 12, 2023
11. Turkey terror!
My mom used to wake us up Thanksgiving morning by holding the raw turkey by the armpits, making gobble noises and chasing us into the kitchen. #MyFamilyIsWeird— Covey Denton (@coveydenton) November 22, 2022
12. Interesting choice of tokens
My parents have rescued over 500 dogs in the past 20 years or so… every time one passes away, my mom buries it with a token so it can “remember” us… that token is usually something from the house… there’s a Nokia cel buried somewhere that I’m sure still works! #ThatsMyFamily— Sin Manual Por El Mundo (@SMPEM30) January 11, 2023
13. Hope he doesn't choke again.
My family hides an almond in the stuffing, and whoever finds it gets good luck for the next year. Last year my brother choked on the almond, so this year we switched it to a raisin. #MyFamilyIsWeird— Mouse Hand Stan (@DJTheOldMan) November 23, 2022
14. Must be special birthdays
When we sing Happy Birthday, we sing it as horribly as possible or just yell random things throughout the song. #ThatsMyFamily— Laurie K (@glamgirl76) January 11, 2023
15. Who doesn't love potatoes?
My brother thinks potatoes taste better cold, so he puts a plate of them in the freezer at the beginning of the meal and by the end, he has frozen potatoes for dessert. He calls them “Fro-Po’s”. #MyFamilyIsWeird— Pierre LaFrance (@PierreLaFrance0) November 23, 2022
16. Weird traditions.
My family randomly starts clapping at nothing, then we all have to shake hands before we stop. Idk why. #thatsmyfamily— Rodney Kesler (@rodneykesler) January 11, 2023
17. Better not be the coffin.
If we were sick my mom would cheerfully trill, “It’s not the cough that’ll carry you off; It’s the coffin they’ll carry you off in!” Terrifying. #ThatsMyFamily— CollColl (@Colleen91633262) January 12, 2023
18. Who wants that?!
Anytime we give a birthday gift to ANYONE (kids, adults, no one is immune), we drop a can of the weirdest edible product we can find in the gift bag. Last lucky person got a can of Spotted Dick. #ThatsMyFamily pic.twitter.com/ce0ZgwvkSG— Kimbally's T-Shirts👕 (Parody-not really a tshirt) (@KrKarenKr) January 12, 2023
19. Inventing a new phrase.
As kids, my dad would substitute the phrase “let’s hit the road” for “let’s be slapping the pavement” ahead of family road trips. Now everyone’s grown and still using the phrase. #ThatsMyFamily— Kyle Harvey (@KyleHarveyOnTV) January 12, 2023
20. We wonder why.
My friend's family would all yell “Hike!” after saying grace. #ThatsMyFamily— Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 11, 2023
21. Be careful!
We (brothers/sister) wrestle like teenagers. Anyone new to the family is in shock for a bit. The shock turns into cheering for the short one (me). We're in our thirties so we should really start thinking about strained muscles, broken bones etc #Thatsmyfamily— Melissa Mbarki (@MelissaMbarki) January 11, 2023
22. Better put some butter instead.
Whenever my dad sees a house around the neighborhood that he likes, he says, “I’ll take THAT on French Toast.” #ThatsMyFamily— Mouse Hand Stan (@DJTheOldMan) January 12, 2023
23. Straight-up emotional blackmail.
Dad Used to make us wear our holiday clothing on Valentine’s Day just so that we could say we wore them more than once a year. #ThatsMyFamily— Pierre LaFrance (@PierreLaFrance0) January 12, 2023
24. Saving money like a genius.
My dad would get ketchup packets from restaurants and then have us all take turns using them to fill up our existing ketchup bottle at home. #ThatsMyFamily— steve rose 📷 (@fiesta__red) January 11, 2023
25. No one can guess their ages.
Everyone in My Family would make jokes about their age when it was their Birthday. To this day, I am still not sure how old my mother is, and even when she tells me, I DON"T BELIEVE HER!! She wears a hat with a POT LEAF and says it's a FERN. So hey, who knows what!!! LMFAO— Nichole Gaudreau (Nikki 9 Doors) (@Nik9Doors) January 12, 2023