The Brief: Sansa Stark's comment in the GoT series finale is the ultimate straightforward way to tell someone to back down when they're taking up too much space.
🚨Spoiler Alert 🚨Beware of spoilers from the series finale of Game Of Thrones!
Sansa Stark? More like Sansa Snark! In the final episode of Game Of Thrones, Sansa Stark delivered the best clapback in three short words: “uncle please sit.”
At a meeting of the surviving leaders of Westeros, Sansa’s Uncle, Edmure Tully, who hadn’t been present since season six, began an unprompted and pretentious speech full of not-so-humble brags. Quickly, Sansa Stark, Queen of the North shut this down by saying “uncle, please sit.”
As Edmure Tully’s speech resembles those of entitled men assuming that they’re automatically the center of attention, Sansa’s polite but direct shut-down illustrates the importance of challenging unchecked power and entitlement. Sansa flexes her power and reminds her uncle to stay in his lane, making room for those who have more important things to say.
On Twitter, “sit down uncle” memes react to Sansa’s stellar drag and suggest that the phrase becomes a new way to tell people to back off when they’re taking up too much space.
Uncle: “Based on my experience….”
Sansa: "Uncle, please sit."
— Queen In The North (@Iady_sansa) May 20, 2019
"Uncle… Please sit." I had to pause the show. #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/E4IWV61h0V
— Sansa's Snark (@NotSymone) May 20, 2019
"Uncle? Please sit." —#SansaStark#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/xbeA6Zwt0V
— The Ringer (@ringer) May 20, 2019
Political Memes For The 2020 Election:
“Uncle…please sit”: a good idea for so many of the straight white men trying to run for president in 2020 #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8oOyRW3Chb
— R.O. Kwon (@rokwon) May 20, 2019
“Uncle, please sit.”
Bahahahahahahaha — say this to every white mediocre white dude running for president.#GameofThronesFinale
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 20, 2019
Uncle, please sit #got pic.twitter.com/XUQUy7rMEY
— Lilly Dancyger (@lillydancyger) May 20, 2019
"Uncle, please. Sit down."
(- me, in every meeting ever)
— Nicole Stamp (@nicolestamp) May 20, 2019
Uncle Please Sit Is The New…
"Uncle, please sit" is the new "delete your account."
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) May 20, 2019
“I’m about to end this man’s whole career”
Sansa: Uncle, please sit.
— James (@jamiebobamie) May 20, 2019
Sansa: “Uncle, please sit.”
Edmure Tully: pic.twitter.com/QNqd57mKb8
— Tashdeed Kader Faruk (@_VeniVidiVeci_) May 20, 2019