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Best Of 2021: The 21 Memes That Defined A Very Strange Year

List RulesVote up the year's best memes.

Anakin Skywalker, a dead-pan Zendaya, and a beach that turns you old. The memes that defined our year were as wild and disparate as the year itself. Here are the top 21 memes that helped us process a very strange time in our lives. Be sure to vote up the ones that you think made the biggest impact.

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    58 VOTES

    Bernie At The Inauguration

    Bernie, masked and mittened up, at the Presidential inauguration was everyone who's ever been ready to go home. 

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    Memorable meme?
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    65 VOTES

    The Ship Stuck In The Suez Canal

    When the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal the supply chain may have slowed down, but the meme chain spun into high gear. 

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    19 VOTES

    Anakin And Padme, Right?

    Who could have guessed a scene from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones would become one of the year's most popular meme templates? Only Darth Sidious!

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    3
    Memorable meme?
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    32 VOTES

    iCarly's Decade Spanning 'Interesting'

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    The iCarly revival on Paramount Plus not only brought us the reboot of our dreams, but they got meta and recreated an image which became a meme on it's own. And then THAT recreated when juxtaposed with the original meme became it's OWN meme. Confused? Welcome to the world of memes!

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    Memorable meme?