The best memes of 2023

Memes, the lifeblood of the Internet. The easiest way to make a joke online on the spot and the kind of joke that makes you think, "Oh, I forgot that," once the moment has passed.

One way or another, the year is already (almost) over, so it’s time to round up all the best memes of 2023. You may have already forgotten about them. It’s been a good year so far for memes about everything from kings to spy balloons to Barbie. So enjoy the best memes of 2023.

1. The Crying Northwestern Kid has grown up

I love any story where we see a viral kid grow up. Time passing, what a concept! The cameras at this year’s March Madness basketball tournament focused on John Phillips, the kid who went viral for crying at the same tournament in 2017. He’s now college age and we got some great memes on the internet reacting to him, all adults.

2. Kendall Roy is such a babygirl

Brilliant people combined the internet’s new love of calling things “babygirl” with the heir apparent to the fictional Waystar Royco empire Succession nepo baby Kendall Roy. Basically, the Internet was weirdly thirsty for Kendall, treating him like a member of a boy band you just want to feed and put to bed at the end of a long day – maybe even give him a kiss on the head and tell him he did a good job. .

Elena Cavendar from Mashable covered the trend and meme in depthbut it’s hilarious and really a wonderful example of the weird fun the internet can still offer.

3. A ridiculously large meme

It’s completely natural SuccessionIt is the final season would deliver many good memes. Cousin Greg’s Unforgettable Date Roast via Tom Wambsgans gifted us with the phrase “ridiculously roomy bag,” which then took a life apart on the Internet.

4. Everyone is Barbie (unless you’re just Ken)

The wait for Greta Gerwig barbie led to character posters becoming a huge meme online. Everyone can be a certain type of Barbie…or just Ken. Unfortunately, there is only one Allan.

5. People serve shit

You read correctly. The Internet I reclaimed the C word by making it a meme. By the way, serving c*nt is a good thing.

6. The coronation of King Charles

Put an old man in ridiculous, ostentatious outfits and, without a doubt, you’ll get some good memes. The Coronation was obvious fodder for the internet, and it did not disappoint.

7. Angela Bassett did the thing

Ariana DeBose sang an original song at the 2023 BAFTA Awards, which included the lyrics: “Angela Bassett did the thing.” The way it was sung, however, was full of country verve and it immediately took the internet by storm.

8. The Chinese spy balloon

Remember the Chinese spy balloon and the strange wave of UFO sightings that followed? That happened This year. Who knew!

9. Barbenheimer, all year round

barbie It was the most important thing of the year. And then it converged beautifully with Oppenheimer for memes combined. It was glorious and surprisingly healthy.

10. Livvy blew up Baby Gronk

If you don’t understand the Livvy rizzed up Baby Gronk, the new Drip King Meme, then, frankly, I don’t have time to explain it to you. But you can learn more on Mashable. Just trust that the memes were good.

11. Italian memes for Musk against Zuck

Do you remember the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight that wasn’t a fight? Well, Musk claims he wanted to have the fight inside the Colosseum in Rome, which inspired some hilarious italian memes.

12. A summer ‘girl, we fucking see them’

As Elena Cavender from Mashable explain, men with blue eyes have taken over our screens this summer. And there were a lot of awesome memes saying, “girl, we fucking see them” about that fact.

13. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce took over the Internet

Last but not least… Duh. Swift and Kelce that’s all anyone can talk about. Some of the best memes were about Swifties change football forever with their new passion. Oh, and “apparently ranch” was born when Swifties speculated about a dip on their favorite’s plate.

It’s fitting that we ended 2023 obsessing over Swift because, let’s be honest… the internet will do the same in 2024.

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