The Brief: A LEGO Movie 2 meme format shows the character Emmett clapping while Lucy looks confused and/or angry.
Memes of a screenshot from the 2018 trailer for The LEGO Movie 2 feature Lucy looking confused while Emmett excitedly claps. The image comes from a scene featured in the trailer where Lucy dramatically says “you have to be tough and battle-ready” and Emmet then gets distracted by a light in the sky and exclaims “Look, a shooting star! Make a wish!”
The juxtaposition between Lucy’s annoyed/angry/confused reaction to the situation and Emmett’s gleeful clapping has been applied to a variety of situations in these LEGO Movie 2 memes. This format started spreading on the Dank Memes Subreddit in mid-October 2020. They typically convey situations in which one person (who is often a woman) is disturbed or unimpressed by something while another person (who is often a man) is extremely excited about it.
Lucy + Emmett Lego Movie 2 Memes
On beauty standards:
A classic “the Southern Hemisphere is upside down” joke:
This LEGO format has been used for several NSFW and raunchy jokes where the characters’ expressions represent mixed reactions to shocking scenarios.
On the different regional meanings of a swear word: