After Shrek premiered in 2001, it became an instant classic. The animated film charmed audiences young and old alike. Children fell in love with the character Shrek and despite him being an ogre, he had a soft spot that they enjoyed. For adults, the voicework from Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and others helped bring comic relief and many jokes in the film were specifically written for adults. While those went over many children’s heads, it’s what made the film enjoyable for adults and stand out among other offerings for kids.
Fast forward to today and Shrek is still capturing hearts, minds, and imaginations. The ogre and other characters are the subjects of countless Shrek memes that have grown increasingly irreverent and wild the further away we get from the movie’s first bow. Some Shrek memes work as templates for others to make them funny while others are stills pulled from the movies and reworked to offer a joke. There are tons of hilarious Shrek memes out there and we decided to round up the best of the best for you. If you need a laugh, scroll through these hilarious and weird memes to find some joy.
Discover the Best Shrek Memes to Make You Laugh Below:
Here’s the crossover you did not know you needed! We find a mix of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Shrek to give us Honey, I Shrek’d the Kids. Personally, we want to live in a world where this is real. This is one of the most popular Shrek memes today and it’s easy to see why. Those little Shrek babies are just so darn cute!
Bad With Names
Have you ever forgotten the name of the Donkey voiced by Eddie Murphy in the Shrek films? You’re not alone! If you too are having trouble conjuring up his name, keep scrolling. We’ve got another meme that’s all about that donkey’s name and why he was given it. It will blow your mind!
Why Do They Talk Like Him?
We don’t really know why Shrek speaks in a Scottish accent but we have just accepted it since childhood. Is Shrek Scottish? This Shrek meme imagines the character explaining that the Scots aren’t speaking in Shrek’s accent but instead, that Shrek is speaking in their accent. The more you know!
Could Be Worse
It’s hard out there for moms and we could forgive any mother that referred to her 6-year-old as a “talking donkey.” Donkeys are cute and can be raised to get along well with humans. What’s so bad about that? May we all someday aspire to be nothing more than a talking donkey. We’ve talked ourselves into it.
Spotted a Difference
Fashion is a funny thing to pin down. For some, being caught in the same outfit as someone else is completely embarrassing. For others, it’s a way of life to conform to what everyone else is doing. This person thinks gender is to blame. Or, you could read this Shrek meme as being about all boys wanting to look like Shrek. Either way, it’s golden.
This Shrek meme certainly takes a turn. It starts innocently enough with a father asking his child why they’re crushing up the chalk and putting said chalk in plastic bags. “I will sell it in plastic bags just like big brother does,” the kid replies. That certainly changes things! Reminder: try and be a *good* role model for siblings so they don’t mimic bad behaviors.
Did you know there were Shrek Crocs in this world? It was news to us and we can see why someone would really cherish a pair of these babies. However, it’s hilarious to think about having a rule of not removing Crocs for bed? Is it part of the turn-on or does the owner of these shoes just never take them off? We may never know but it’s fun to think about.
We’re going to leave this one with little comment because we think this Shrek meme really speaks for itself. We will say that the branding craziness around the Shrek franchise is a bit out of control. If you don’t believe us, keep scrolling and you’ll see more than Shrek milkshakes.
Do you think Lord Farquaad is hot? To each their own! But, this funny Shrek meme hilariously makes us question if this animated character could get it. It’s a weird place to be that we would not spend too much time meditating on. But, there are many Shrek memes about how sexy audiences find the characters from the movie. It’s kind of gotten out of hand.
You’ll Never Forget It
There is no denying the power that Shrek has over children. He’s somehow almost immediately lovable for them. This Shrek meme takes that fact and makes it fun. Now, we’re wondering about Adam Driver‘s opinions about our ogre friend.
‘It Wasn’t Me’
This Shrek meme is presented without comment and we think that’s best because it really does speak for itself. We assume this image exists because of a cosplayer who got mixed up with some nefarious characters. How else could you possibly explain it? We invite wrong answers only for what is going on here.
In It for the Music
If your taste in music did not mature with you, you might also agree that Shrek has a winning soundtrack. That’s not a judgment it’s just a statement of the facts. It is a joyful set of toe-tappers that get stuck in your head for days or weeks at a time. If that’s your sort of thing, we get it but for most parents who have watched these movies multiple times, it can feel like a curse.
A Blunt Assessment
You know, it’s hard to tell someone about your feelings towards them. We hope you give yourself a pat on the back if you ever muster the courage to do it yourself. But, this is a hilarious Shrek meme that parodies the feelings of insecurity surrounding an emotional admission of love. Go easy on yourselves, folks! It’s hard out there.
It’s the Thought That Counts
Yikes! We told you the Shrek branding was out of control. Someone found a frozen dinner with the promise to “turn your tongue green” like Shrek. That’s just ridiculous! But, we love that it’s been turned into a hilarious meme. Whenever you stumble across the absurd, chances are it will make for a great meme.
The Gothic Phase
Where are the architecture and art history nerds at? This Shrek meme is for you! Beginning in the 12th century, gothic architecture began to take hold across Europe and would continue to be the prominent style of cathedrals for centuries. We love this meme because it pokes fun both at Shrek, but also mall goths, and styles of architecture. Bravo!
The winner for the dumbest Shrek meme to actually make folks laugh has to go to this punny one. For lovers of wordplay, you could find no better example of just pure stupidity. We can agree that multiple Farquaads are better than one but we’re not sure we want an entire squad of them.
Escapism is okay! If Shrek memes help you cut through the stress and anxiety of your life, by all means, giggle at some memes! But, it’s a funny one because the expression that’s captured in the above still is just so perfect as you can read just about any mixed emotions onto it. It’s like the Shrek version of that Chrissy Teigen cry face meme.
In this Shrek meme, we find characters from a variety of pop-cultural touchstones discussing their accomplishments with dragons. They’ve killed, trained, and raised dragons but what has our donkey friend managed to do? Well, at least he has an endlessly endearing smile.
You Did the Thing
Who has been there? This is such a relatable meme for anyone who has ever had to give a presentation in front of a group. For most, it’s not too much fun. We love the expression that Shrek has in it as we can recognize it from many bad school projects. The important thing is that you got it behind you, folks!
This One’s for the Short Kings
It can be a thankless place for the short men of this world. You’d think that the fairytale setting of Shrek would change the romantic outcomes for these people but it turns out, they’re overlooked there just as they are in the real world. This meme pokes fun at the constant short man erasure we see each and every day. If you’re under 5’6,” we see you.
We promised you more wild Shrek branding and we’re delivering with this listing from the Yellowpages of a restaurant called Shrek’s Pizza. Do you think there might be onion toppings on one of these pizzas? We don’t know where this Shrek eatery is but we hope the fans can find it. Is this your dream pizza spot or a place to avoid?
Oh, right! The donkey’s name from Shrek is just Donkey. So, if you were beating yourself up for not remembering, know that you had it right, there is no name for our cute pal. This meme helps you understand how this happened and why it is what it is. Thank goodness for the clarification.
Don’t Shrek It
We spot a glitch! “Check [yourself] before you Shrek [yourself],” this very strange meme advises. We don’t know what the verb form of Shrek is but if it stretches us out like that, we’re not playing that game. We’ll take this meme’s advice and take a moment to check things before proceeding.
Respect That Privacy
“Please don’t dial 911 these are screams of pleasure,” written on a cardboard sign in front of a tent would be a hilarious meme on its own but it’s made even more ridiculous with the caption, “When she brings Shrek: The 4-Movie Box DVD Set.” It takes a more wholesome turn thanks to it. If you’re a screamer while watching your favorite Shrek movie, this meme is for you.
We’re not sure if this is real but if it is, we’re very impressed. We find a 3D rendering of Shrek lit up in all manner of colors here. If this is your idea of the perfect nightlight, you better go find it because we imagine there’s nothing else like it. Keep keeping it weird, people.
We told you there are a lot of thirsty Shrek memes out there and this is one of the wildest. “Anatomy of a Shrek,” the heading informs us. We’re then treated to totally subjective descriptors of various parts of the character’s face. Would you agree with any of them? Is Shrek shrexy? We actually don’t want to know your answer.
We’ve already mentioned the earworms that exist in the Shrek soundtracks and this meme is another nod to them. “All-Star” is such a huge part of the Shrek that it’s hard to imagine forgetting that it was so pivotal in the film. Should someone forget about that aspect, you know the meme to send them!
“It is said that if you look into the sky, you will see what you desire the most,” the caption for this image says. We’re not sharing who we see because we don’t want to reveal our deepest, darkest desire to you, dear reader. We’ll leave you to look into the sky and learn for yourself the secret passions that you harbor.
The Tables Have Turned
Well, we’ve got a meta meme here that turns the tables around. We’ve seen a bunch of Shrek memes on this list, but what happens when the meme viewer becomes the viewed? Shrek is apparently not too happy about all of these memes at his expense. Cheer up, we still think your shrexy.
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We leave you with a Shrek meme that feels like a love letter to the heroic figure. Just take a long, hard look at that face and try to tell us you’re not seeing perfection. He’s got it all! If you feel jaded about dating and meeting a good man, just turn to this image. There’s no one else that’s even close to being on this level.
There you go! We hope you got a kick out of these wildly funny and irreverent Shrek memes. Share them with your friends and Shrek-lovers! If you enjoyed these memes, keep the party going. We’ve got some excellent Sesame Street memes to share with you next. Trust us, they do not disappoint!
You Will Not Believe These Very Dark and Twisty Sesame Street Memes!
Lonely in That Can
“Greetings. I am the Count. They call me the Count because I LOVE to count… things,” Count von Count famously said. Here, he is counting down Oscar’s friends, or lack of them. The Count is meant to parody Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Count Dracula. He first appeared on the show in the Season 4 premiere in 1972, counting blocks in a sketch with Bert and Ernie. He’s come so far!
One Fresh Bird
We find Big Bird here as a naughty bird with a sign that might make you want to jump off of an overpass. What are we doing, folks? Big Bird is, of course, our eight-foot two-inch tall bright yellow anthropomorphic bird, he can roller skate, ice skate, dance, swim, sing, write poetry, draw, and ride a unicycle. He can also take some questionable selfies.
Elmo Likes It Rough
We all thought Elmo wanted tickles but perhaps he is after something a bit more substantial. The furry red monster with a falsetto voice, Elmo has illeism and also hosts the last five-minute segment on Sesame Street, “Elmo’s World”, which is aimed at toddlers. It’s Elmo’s world and we’re all just living in it. Please, don’t punch Elmo.
Here is one of the darker Sesame Street memes that finds Grover not doing the right thing. He should really rethink what he does with his superpowers. Grover was originally performed by Frank Oz from his earliest appearances on the children’s program. Could he have imagined this Muppet’s cold indifference? We imagine not.
Roasted Rubber Ducky
Ernie’s beloved rubber ducky is on the chopping block in one of the more sinister Sesame Street memes on this list. We all need to eat but this is a step too far. Bert and Ernie are one of this program’s centerpieces and it’s sad to see them take this dark turn together. But, have you had duck? Tempting…
What makes so many of these Sesame Street memes work is the pairing of the cute little puppets with some maniacal message. In this instance, Elmo has some “bloodlust” that he must contend with. We hope, for the sake of those small children, that the Muppet does not act on those evil urges. This is NOT Elmo’s song.
What Happened to Elmo?
Seriously, what happened to our beloved Elmo? Here is another one of the Sesame Street memes featuring our red, furry friend. He’s over the whole democracy thing and is itching for fascism. Let us hope he learns how to correctly spell this form of authoritarian rule before embarking on it. Elmo simply must not succeed and that’s a sad thing to have to say.
Not Cookie Monster!
In a song in 2004, and later in an interview in 2017, Cookie Monster revealed that his real name is Sidney Monster. RIP Mr. Sidney Monster. We don’t know why Hank Azaria did you so wrong! This is one of the creepier Sesame Street memes that points out some weird things the program has done and has yet to answer for. Why was Azaria wearing Sidney Monster’s head? Why did this not give us pause?
A Haunted Breakfast
What has Ernie done? He seems to have conjured some demons to possess a piece of toast, a bowl of cereal, and a banana. What did they do to deserve such a fate? We all want to eat a breakfast that fuels our day, not our nightmares. We also prefer to eat our breakfast and not meet it. It’s too early for all of that.
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes that’s ripped from the comments section. Be prepared to face scrutiny if you wear any red fur as the only logical source of said fur is Elmo. PETA must not be okay with this. This coat must have dramatically decreased the Elmo population if indeed it took 101 Elmos to make. Stay warm but not at a Muppet’s expense, okay?
There are so many Sesame Street memes that take an image from the show out of context and refashion that image with a new intended meaning. We think the origin of this image was Ernie dreaming of being in the ocean but who can say for certain? We never expected to see Ernie’s spirit form as he’s been going strong for decades now. May he float on in peace.
We find another Sesame Street meme that finds Ernie up to some strange business. Is this Ernie creating a multiverse? We’re not sure what drove Ernie to exile his pals to different dimensions but perhaps he had good reason. It’s likely his mate Bert took things too far. May these muppets be freed from their imprisonment and find peace.
The Count Is at It Again
Here’s another one of the Sesame Street memes that finds Count Von Count up to no good. Apparently, the Count wanted to count some cold, hard cash. We did not expect a life of crime for this mathematically gifted vampire but life has a way of finding a path for every one of us. Keep your friends close and your wallets closer.
Telly Monster is a lightly neurotic young monster who lives at 1304 Sesame Street. Early on, Telly was often paired with Oscar the Grouch, whom he tried to befriend against the odds. Perhaps he feels burned still and that’s why he is contemplating throwing bricks onto a freeway. Or is the Grouch catching? Make better life choices, people.
What Is It?
Here’s one of the nonsense Sesame Street memes that we really got a kick out of. We often take a face value that any Muppet is pleased with its personhood but what if some are in the midst of an existential crisis? We’re not sure who this furry pal was forced to become a chef but we hope he takes refuge in the simple pleasures of preparing meals and takes many a chef’s treat.
Grover’s Tough Side
We often think of Grover as a benign Muppet but it’s clear from this and previous Sesame Street memes that he’s not one to be messed with. Apparently, he’s looking out for the entire block and their right to an HBO subscription. Shouldn’t they be getting that for free? After all, the premium streaming network could afford it if they’re spending big on those CGI dragons. Spend big on the Muppets too.
How about some poetry along with your Sesame Street memes? Here’s a lovely piece about Elmo’s goals of world domination. The children don’t stand a chance. The last time we were scared of Elmo was when he was a float at the Macy’s Day parade. The fears have been renewed as we uncover the sinister machinations of this red menace.
Can You Tell Me…
Here’s one of our favorite Sesame Street memes that plays with the program’s theme song. “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” is a question this individual never needed to ask. Most of us are all aware of the location of the Muppet habitat. You don’t need a GPS to find love and Muppet magic.
Big Bird has chosen a life of crime in one of the creepiest Sesame Street memes on this list. That face, those eyes, that menacing smile… It’s all too much. What do you suppose Big Bird’s plan is for these children? Will they become lunch, we wonder. Perhaps Super Grover with his newly found powers can swoop in and save them from their bitter end.
Elmo is a dragon now. We don’t make the rules. There’s a great deal of ambiguity about what sort of creature Elmo is and we’re happy to finally put to rest any rumors about him being some sort of monkey or malnourished bear. Now, we all know with certainty that Elmo is a dragon.
Ernie, You’ve Changed
There’s something to be said about being proactive. We’re glad Bert has taken matters into his own hands to squash the zombie apocalypse that Ernie was ushering in. There’s more than one way to skin a cat and more than one way to take down a zombie. Bert, we thank you for your service.
So many of the Sesame Street memes we uncovered involve Bert and Ernie. In this one, we find that Ernie has added a special ingredient to Bert’s tea. That wasn’t nice. What would drive Ernie to such an act of violence? Please keep away from the engine coolant, people.
Beaker may look perpetually in a state of anxious shock, but he’s actually running Sesame Street like a boss. This is one of the great Sesame Street memes for occasions when someone is really winning at life. Let us all look to Beaker as a role model to those with anxiety disorders. It really can be done and you can have it all.
What Does He See?
What is Bert looking at? Wrong answers only. We find the cast assembled for a picture in this meme’s telling. One thing should stick out to you like a sore thumb, Bert is clearly scared by something to his left. Could this be the end for our favorite Muppet friends? Let’s hope Bert warned the others.
Do you like your Sesame Street memes punny? Here’s a great one that finds Bert and Ernie about to embark on an ice cream adventure. We wonder what type of sherbert these two like but we have a hunch that it’s likely rainbow. Eat up, Bert and Ernie!
We find Bert and Ernie once more in this meme where they’re plotting something potentially criminal. This meme is giving us serious Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope vibes. If you like your Sesame Street memes with a dose of first-degree murder, this meme is for you.
Here’s a fun meme about Elmo questioning everything after meeting his creator. The hand that’s pulling all the strings is really giving Elmo pause. Can you blame him? We believe that Elmo is so much bigger than just a puppet. You’ll always be Elmo to us.
Drake Would Be Proud
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes that’s playing on the infamous Drake meme. This is a truly fun one that imagines the capabilities of being invisible in a mirror. The Count could have seen this as a setback but instead turned things around in his favor. You love to see a Muppet making the most of its station in life.
Here’s one of the Sesame Street memes from way out of left field. If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know this is no joke and that it can honestly feel like you’re passing a boulder. At least Bert and Ernie will be there for one another. We just hope he does not bail on his buddy because things are about to get rough.
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We’re All Kids at Heart
We leave you with a meme about adults watching Sesame Street. Even though the show is for children, it always brings back fond memories and nostalgic vibes. There’s no shame to it. If you’re a parent you have an excuse, but if you’re not, that’s fine too. We all love this children’s program and that’s been made evident by the number of Sesame Street memes that are out there. Never stop, folks.
There you go! Will you ever be the same? We hope you got a healthy kick from these Sesame Street memes. After seeing these lovable characters positively influence our children for so long, it’s nice to imagine what they do with their time off. Be sure to share these hilarious memes with your other parent friends as we all could use a laugh these days!
- 1 Discover the Best Shrek Memes to Make You Laugh Below:
- 1.1 The Crossover
- 1.2 Bad With Names
- 1.3 Why Do They Talk Like Him?
- 1.4 Could Be Worse
- 1.5 Spotted a Difference
- 1.6 Uh-Oh!
- 1.7 The Rules
- 1.8 Just Wrong
- 1.9 Wait…
- 1.10 You’ll Never Forget It
- 1.11 ‘It Wasn’t Me’
- 1.12 In It for the Music
- 1.13 A Blunt Assessment
- 1.14 It’s the Thought That Counts
- 1.15 The Gothic Phase
- 1.16 The Squad
- 1.17 You’re Fine
- 1.18 Accomplishments
- 1.19 You Did the Thing
- 1.20 This One’s for the Short Kings
- 1.21 Yum!
- 1.22 Facts
- 1.23 Don’t Shrek It
- 1.24 Respect That Privacy
- 1.25 Perfection
- 1.26 Shrexy
- 1.27 TFW
- 1.28 Look Closely
- 1.29 The Tables Have Turned
- 1.30 The One
- 2 You Will Not Believe These Very Dark and Twisty Sesame Street Memes!
- 2.1 Lonely in That Can
- 2.2 One Fresh Bird
- 2.3 Elmo Likes It Rough
- 2.4 Grover’s Choice
- 2.5 Roasted Rubber Ducky
- 2.6 No, Elmo
- 2.7 What Happened to Elmo?
- 2.8 Not Cookie Monster!
- 2.9 A Haunted Breakfast
- 2.10 Elmo Fur
- 2.11 Floating Ernie
- 2.12 The Dimensions
- 2.13 The Count Is at It Again
- 2.14 Not Telly
- 2.15 What Is It?
- 2.16 Grover’s Tough Side
- 2.17 Fast Elmo
- 2.18 Can You Tell Me…
- 2.19 A Threat
- 2.20 Okay
- 2.21 Ernie, You’ve Changed
- 2.22 Secret Ingredient
- 2.23 The Boss
- 2.24 What Does He See?
- 2.25 Sure
- 2.26 The Plot
- 2.27 The Creator
- 2.28 Drake Would Be Proud
- 2.29 The Stone
- 2.30 We’re All Kids at Heart
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