The Brief: A new meme format has been born out of a photoshopped image of the Joker and Peter Parker dancing together.
The new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has received many positive reviews from critics and inspired a new meme format: Joker dancing memes. This format uses an image that was featured in a teaser for the film in which the Joker is dancing on a set of stairs. Joker dancing memes can be used as a celebratory reaction image or a take on the juxtaposition of seeing a dark villain cheerily dancing.
This meme format took off after a Redditor photoshopped Peter Parker next to the Joker to make it look like they’re dancing together. As Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) is a part of the Marvel universe and the Joker is a part of the DC Comics universe, it’s quite unlikely that the two characters would ever dance together in a comic strip or movie.
The Joker Dancing With Peter Parker
A Photoshop mash-up adds an extra layer of spontaneity, absurdity, and humor to this meme format. The image of Peter Parker features actor Tobey Maguire dancing in Spiderman 3 after a type of venom called “the symbiote substance” causes him to act strangely and become what people refer to as “emo spiderman.”
A gamer crying meme:
— MessiTheGOAT 2nd account (@InspiredByLM10) August 31, 2019
This Twitter user photoshopped images from 0ver a dozen more iconic dance moments to create an entire Joker dance party:
So hear me out, I know I posted a joker party but it ain't a party unless it's a pizza party…. With a few more guests 😅 @jokermovie #joker I'm sorry if I missed someone, they ain't on the list 👀 pic.twitter.com/xm6V8ZYjDB
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 2, 2019