Best Of 2021: The 21 Memes That Defined A Very Strange Year
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.
- 1110 VOTES
Bernie At The Inauguration
“This could have been an email” pic.twitter.com/1nRtxO4eiq— 32bit float (@SouthpawSwade) January 20, 2021
Bernie, masked and mittened up, at the Presidential inauguration was everyone who's ever been ready to go home.
- 284 VOTES
The Ship Stuck In The Suez CanalPhoto: @deebashadnia / Twitter
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.
- 362 VOTES
iCarly's Decade Spanning 'Interesting'Photo: u/bobhim / Reddit
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!
- 445 VOTES
Hela And Taika WaititiPhoto: u/Greedy-Assist3616 / Reddit
We're not exactly sure why a behind-the-scenes pic from Thor: Ragnarok became a popular meme template, but we're not complaining.
- 563 VOTES
The Met GalaPhoto: @Hello06726251 / Twitter
The Met Gala never fails to bring out the celebrities and meme opportunities. And Kim Kardashian's all black look inspired countless memes but this Xenomorph-centric one is one of the best.
- 666 VOTES
Kathyrn Hahn's 'WandaVision Wink'
me telling my computer i’ll update everything tomorrow pic.twitter.com/5NIGfcJfB7— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) February 28, 2021
As the first MCU Disney+ show, WandaVision arrived with expectations sky high and it delivered, on both the critical and meme-generation fronts. No one captivated people more than Kathryn Hahn's Agatha Harkness, immortalized here in the wink heard around the world.