Did You Actually Expect X
“Did You Actually Expect X” is an exploitable series of memes using a scene from the 2023 Super Mario Bros. Movie in which Peach asks Bowser if he expected something and Bowser responds with "Kinda!" In April 2023, the meme was first posted on Twitter, where it quickly gained popularity and sparked the creation of numerous parodies in the days that followed.
The tweet "The Mario Movie discourse" was published by @MegumiBandicot on April 12th, 2023. It was accompanied by a meme depicting Princess Peach asking Bowser, "Did you actually expect this movie to be as deep as a Pixar movie?" and Bowser responding, "Kinda!" The tweet received over 35,500 likes and 2,400 retweets in a week.
The meme is often used as a shocked or bewildered facial expression from the person who is surprised by another person's expectations. It humorously captures the disconnect between what someone anticipates and what actually transpires in a given situation.