The Brief: Celebrate the start of April with a look back at some of the most hilarious recent memes.
Memes for April
A lot happened in the month of March and there’s no better way to summarize what happened, both online and off, than with some hilarious memes. Some of the best meme formats from March will certainly carry into April (and beyond, especially where Avengers is concerned). Here’s a list of the best memes to share, laugh at, and create your own versions of in April 2019.
“I acted loyal to a man when I should not have”
In his opening remarks to the House Oversight Committee, Michael Cohen admitted to acting “loyal to a man when [he] should not have.” Twitter user @maddylanier screenshotted an image from CNN’s coverage of the hearing where they highlighted the quote and the memes took off from there. People across the globe bonded over the relatability of making poor choices when it comes to dating men.
Jordyn Woods’ Red Table Talk
It’s always a challenge Keeping up with the Kardashians. When news broke at the end of February that NBA basketball player Tristan Thompson had cheated on GF, Khloe Kardashian with Jordyn Thompson, the internet went wild. Then, Jordyn surprised us all by spilling tea on Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, prompting a brand new batch of Woods-Thompson cheating memes.
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FOLLOW @sx.glowbxtch FOR MORE – second post the tweet is “tristan kisses her and she goes “he’s not in the wrong”” – #jordynwoods #kyliejenner #khloekardashian #tristanthompson #kimkardashian #truethompson #robkardashian #khloekardashian #kendalljenner #scottdisick #kourtneykardashian #travisscott #redtabletalk #jadapinkettsmith #willsmith #willowsmith #jadensmith #skincare #selfcare #kuwtk #instagram #summer
“I’m about to end this man’s whole career”
In a viral rap-battle parody video, the character Supa Hot Fire, played by comedian and YouTuber Deshawn Raw, dunks on his opponent by saying, “I’m about to end this man’s whole career” before winning the epic rap showdown. This particular moment has become a popular meme and punchline to many jokes.
Me on Ellen
Ellen Degeneres is bae. Known for her extravagant acts of generosity, the “me on Ellen” memes illustrate scenarios in which Ellen goes over-the-top to give guests on The Ellen Show a surprise gift, to which they respond “OMG Ellen you didn’t.”
Other variations of the meme, which follow a script-like format and are most often found on Twitter, depict something else funny and completely unexpected happening on Ellen.
me on ellen
ellen: so i heard you love the ocean
(the studio starts flooding)
me: omg ellen you didn’t
— rian//semi ia (@darlingadora) March 2, 2019
The Bachelor jumped the fence
Things took a surprising turn on Season 23 of The Bachelor, when the Bachelor himself, Colton Underwood, professed his love to one of the final contestants, only to get dissed. Colton put on his jacket, walked calmly down the driveway, and promptly jumped over the fence, sending fans into a frenzy on social media.
#TheBachelor #FenceJump Colton: “Last thing I’m gonna do is walk away from this relationship”
Also Colton: pic.twitter.com/miXGPyem4N
— Kelsey (@YourFriendKels) March 5, 2019
Yee Haw Challenge & Cowboys
It seems like there’s a new TikTok challenge every day. In this Yee Haw Challenge, often hashtagged with #Yeehaw, people transform into cowboys and cowgirls to the song “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X.
Cowboy and cowgirl memes also include The Yeehaw Agenda, a term coined by Bri Malandro on Twitter, which celebrates the reclamation of cowboy narratives by black creatives and celebrities, as well as various other cowboy/cowgirl themed social media posts.
The most widely publicized version of the #CheeseChallenge involves throwing a slice of cheese at a baby’s face and documenting their surprised, confused, frightened, or amused reaction. There are several other versions of the video challenge, most of which include throwing cheese at a pet dog or cat.
American Cheese Challenge….throw a slice of American cheese at your kid to see if it sticks #BabyBox pic.twitter.com/tXw0DA7y8o
— Lunchbox (@RadioLunchbox) March 6, 2019
The College Cheating Scandal
Full House alum Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman were among affluent figures who were found to have paid large sums in bribes so their children could attend prestigious universities. Users online quickly made memes mocking the outlandish situation and roasting the two actresses.
Ah, Aunt Becky, how the tables have turned. pic.twitter.com/kohi5bpp5w
— Michael Anthony Adams (@MichaelAdams317) March 12, 2019
Millennials and Gen Zers are obsessed with astrology and March 20th – April 20th marks “Aries Season”. We collected the funniest (and most accurate) memes to describe the fiercely independent Aries.
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Classic #zodiacsigns #zodiacmemes #astrology #astrologymemes #astrologypost #mercuryretrograde #aries #taurus #gemini #cancer #leo #virgo #libra #scorpio #aquarius #sagittarius #capricorn #pisces #firesigns #airsigns #earthsigns #watersigns #zodiacpost #zodiacgirls #queereye #tanfrance #jonathanvanness #bobbyberk #antoniporowski #karamobrown
Toy Story 4 presents Forky
Immediately after the Toy Story 4 trailer debuted, fans made memes about the new character Forky, an anxiety-riddled spork.
We are Forky. pic.twitter.com/n4eY5V5bJW
— Ms. Astro 👑💤 @ Royal Alliance Zine (@Astro_Latte) March 19, 2019
Thanos and Ant-Man
When the Avengers Endgame trailer dropped, revealing that Ant-Man had survived Thanos’s infinity stone purge, a fan theory about a way for Ant-Man to defeat Thanos inspired the resurgence of a popular meme.
This viral internet challenge asked people to Google their birthday and “Florida man” to see what outrageous story from the Sunshine State falls on the day. The joke at the center of this is that there is at least one outrageous Florida man headline for every day of the year, many of which are NSFW.
EVERYBODY google “florida man” followed by your birthday (florida man august 22) and tell me what you get. mine is Florida Man tries to attack neighbor with tractor
— swervin merv (@g_pratimaaa) March 19, 2019
Concerned Tom Cat
In the latest iteration of Tom & Jerry memes, the titular character, Tom wears a look of concern in response to someone’s shocking behavior or action.
Unlike many of the other video/social media challenges, the #TrashTag Challenge has people around the globe giving back, by cleaning up the environment and sharing “Before” and “After” pictures to show off their efforts.
Sbeve aka (S)he (be)lie(ve)d
SBEVE comes from the phrase “(S)he (be)lie(ve)d, a cheesy, inspirational quote style phrase that reads both “she believed” and “he lied.” A common iteration of this meme shows the phrase (S)he (be)lie(ve)d and then depicts the emotional reaction of a teenage girl or someone else deeply affected by the contents of the phrase.
When a St. Louis man shared a photo on Twitter of bagels sliced “St. Louis” style, the internet fired back. Debate quickly ensued, especially between New York or St. Louis folks, and because people love calling anything remotely scandalous something-gate, the argument has been informally named #Bagelgate.
1. If you didn’t buy them in New York City or New Jersey, those are not bagels.
2. I’m reporting you to my rabbi.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 27, 2019