Every month of every year, we see a mass flood of memes on the internet. Occasionally one meme tends to “stick.” The internet will generally decide on what the meme of the month is, but you might have a different favorite.
1.) January – SPONGEBOB MEMES
This was a month in which SpongeBob memes dominated twitter, with multiple pictures being captioned differently by different users
2.) February – Just right
This meme comes from a television cartoon named The Emperor’s New Groove, in which the character “Pacha” makes a pose that the internet just HAD to create funny captions to. With difference variations including different pop culture idols or other cartoon characters in the same pose.
3.) March – Ted Cruz
This is one of the more subjective memes. When Cruz was attempting to run for President, many in the internet believed that he bared many similarities to the infamous Zodiac Killer. Many going to twitter and including side to side pictures or hashtags such as, “#TedCruzIsTheZodiacKiller.”
4.) April – Confused Mr. Krabs
This meme is one of the more memorable mems of the year. While the exact origin of the image is unknown, it appears to be a manipulated screenshot from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Patty Hype,” in which Mr. Krabs is surrounded by a mob of angry residents.
5.) May – HERE COME DAT BOI
Originating from popular website Tumblr, it first had a completely different person being represented. It wasn’t until more users uploaded their own images with the same caption, that it began to spread. The one that stuck was what we see as meme of the month
6.) June – Spongegar/Caveman SpongeBob
On December 31st, 1999, a primitive version of Squarepants depicted with long canines and wearing a loincloth was introduced. Its mass spread, however, started in March, with people on social media adding different captions to the well-known image
7.) July – Arthur’s First/Harambe
This is one of two months that had a clash of memes. The mass spread of Arthurs fist can be credited to a Twitter user, with the caption, “This is just a pic of Arthur’s fist but idk how I feel that it’s just so relatable. So many emotions in one fist.” This lead to an increasing amount of users adding their own relatable captions to the picture of Arthur’s first. The next meme is about Harambe the Gorilla. On May 28th, 2016, a 4-year-old boy crawled into the enclosure of the Western lowland gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo, and well, the rest is history with the memes being well known.
8.) August – Rick Harrison/Pawnshop
I’m Rick Harrison and This Is My Pawn Shop is a copypasta and video remix series based on the opening scene from the reality television series Pawn Stars, which is often altered to include a variety of other contexts using the phrasal template “I’m X and this is my Y.” This may not have been as popular as others on the list, but it grabbed the attention of websites like Twitch.tv, Tumblr, and Twitter.
9.) September – Meme of the Month not available
It seems that this is the only month of the year, as of writing this article, that the internet did not decide on what is the #1 meme.
10.) October – AUX Cord
This meme, as seen in the picture below, is an expression used to request an auxiliary audio input cable to play music off of a phone. On Twitter, the expression is often used to caption images of either areas that are being destroyed, things that are melting or being destroyed, fire, or the man dancing.
11.) November – Joe Biden
Joe Biden is an American politician who has been serving as the 47th Vice President of the United States since entering the office along with President Barack Obama in 2009. However, his memes usually involve user made captions about him being a prankster, acting childish, or inappropriate.
12.) December – Evil Kermit/Bee Movie
This is the second month in which two memes were extremely popular at the same time. In this case, it’s between Kermit the Frog memes and the Bee Movie memes. Evil Kermit is a captioned image series featuring a screenshot of the Muppet character Kermit the Frog talking with his nemesis Constantine dressed as a Sith Lord from Star Wars, who instructs him to perform various indulgent, lazy, selfish and unethical acts. This meme is most popular on website like Twitter and Tumblr, unlike the Bee Movie, which is more underground. Despite its moderate commercial success and mixed critical reception, the film gained a significant ironic fandom on YouTube and Tumblr. This meme has so many iterations that its best that you go online and find your favorite.
This being a completely subjective list, don’t take it to heart if your favorite meme wasn’t listed. Instead, enjoy the fact that memes bring the internet together, in the most ironic way.