The Brief: Lego doctor memes use lego figures to visualize scenes about the realities of modern healthcare and other related subjects.
Lego Doctor Memes
Lego doctor memes depict an exchange between a patient and a doctor in which the doctor is unhelpful and hands the patient a large bill.
The exact origin of this format is unknown, but it features an image of a Lego man with dark hair and a bald Lego doctor who has a mustache. Variations of the meme can be found online from as early as May 2020.
One Lego doctor meme went particularly viral on Twitter June 17, 2020 when user @775AC posted an image macro with the caption “American healthcare be like” where a doctor calls his patient a liar for saying his stomach hurts before billing him $60,000. This tweet received over 593,000 likes and sparked a thread of memes critiquing the American healthcare system.
American healthcare be like pic.twitter.com/Ou9wc263qM
— Alex (@775AC) June 17, 2020
Later that day… pic.twitter.com/yAmVWvudqP
— IncreaSinner (@IncreaSinner) June 17, 2020
— Lukasam19 (@lukasam19) June 18, 2020
Also, the American health care system: pic.twitter.com/mSGUEkMFf0
— N. (@NateAmbriz) June 18, 2020
It’s funny because this is mine pic.twitter.com/WuzmQB8lrP
— Your ‘Short’ Dad (@Umbredeath) June 18, 2020
Lego Conversation Memes
In addition to making comments about doctors and healthcare, these lego memes can also illustrate other scenes in which two people or entities are at odds with each other.
This template can be edited to create a variety of LEGO memes.