Will Smith has been laying pretty low ever since the infamous slap at the 92nd Academy Awards. And while we have not heard much from the decorated actor, Will Smith memes are very much alive and well. Of course, the moment of the slap has been turned into a meme (poor Chris Rock) as well as has become the subject of many new Will Smith memes. But, the actor has proven himself to be rather meme-prone as there are countless memes about one of America’s favorite entertainers.
We decided to round up some of the newer Will Smith memes to go viral along with some classics that showcase the actor. We imagine most of these memes were created by fans out of adoration for the star. After all, a meme is a form of flattery in our book. If you’d like a great laugh, sometimes even at Will Smith’s expense, you have come to the right place. Take a look at our favorite memes to feature Will Smith.
When Two Memes Become One
An old meme of Will Smith and Jada at a red carpet event is being paired with new memes about the slap. In 2011, a picture of Smith and Jada at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards became known as the “Tadá!” meme on social media where it has since been largely recirculated.
And the Oscar Goes To…
The image has become a meme template that places the image, showing Smith with his arms spread open to show off his wife, next to a picture of something the user wants to draw attention to. There are so many Will Smith memes like these following the slap incident.
A Meme Takes on New Life
A picture of Smith, known as the ‘entanglement’ meme has been used to discuss his marriage and the Oscars. A picture from 2020 of Smith appearing to cry in a discussion with Jada about her relationship with another man has been used as a meme to question why Smith was so upset about Rock’s joke. It’s rather dubious but we have seen worse.
In 2015, rapper August Alsina claimed he had an affair with Jada. Jada later invited her husband onto her talk show, “Red Table Talk,” to discuss the matter in an episode that aired in July 2020. In the episode, Smith referred to her relationship with Alsina — which the pair said occurred with Smith’s knowledge — as an “entanglement,” and the phrase soon trended on Twitter and took on a life of its own.
They Already Know
People used the screenshot of Smith appearing to cry in the episode as a general meme to joke about sadness or rejection. In July 2020, Smith posted a YouTube video saying he was not crying in the video, but rather, his eyes were watering because he was dehydrated. Okay!
Gotta Catch ’em All
Meme makers used photo editing software to isolate Will Smith right at the moment of the slap and then overlayed the image onto all sorts of things. After the slap, these types of Will Smith memes exploded in popularity with many getting in on the fun.
Here’s yet another one of the Will Smith memes that users made to look like a Pokemon game. We don’t know much about Pokemon but we can appreciate the stupidity on display in this silly meme.
We have no idea what sort of fruit game this is but it’s been turned into one of the most shared Will Smith memes. The gamers really went wild following “the slap” and making memes that celebrate their interests.
An Assist from the Fresh Prince
Pinkett Smith has shared publicly that she has alopecia areata which is no joking matter. The autoimmune disease affects about 0.15% of people at any one time, and 2% of people are affected at some point in time.
Here’s a classic Will Smith meme taken from the opening sequence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The image has been used by meme makers as a way to show excitement or interest in things that they are watching unfold. Here’s a rather meta one about all the Will Smith memes that got made following the Oscars.
Here is another popular Will Smith meme that was in circulation long before the slap memes took over the internet. It was taken from a video recorded for YouTube rewind and the comment is a reference to Will Smith’s role in Men in Black. While many new Will Smith memes are out there, this person knows that the oldies are goodies.
This relatable meme jokes about an experience many of us have lived through. You are trying to sleep but instead of dozing off in peace, our minds race through past mistakes, awkward interactions, and other unpleasantness from the past.
Another popular Will Smith meme uses a still image of the slap and is captioned in a way to show two opposing ideas. In this hilarious example, we find vacation planning being slapped by a bank account balance.
No Rest for the Wicked
Here’s a relatable Will Smith meme about the dreaded Monday morning alarm clock. This is perfect because it legitimately feels how this meme looks on many Mondays. Share this with your friends and coworkers the next time a Monday rolls around.
In the Multiverse
A lot of Will Smith memes have been made using this now-viral image of Andrew Garfield texting while everyone else was watching the drama unfold on stage. We find a Spider-Man joke here about Peter Parker’s alternative reality.
Who Brought Ye Into This?
Here is a lesser-used Will Smith meme that we really think lends itself well to meme-ification. We particularly enjoyed this one about young people achieving much more than your crusty self. Who has ever felt the same thing? We are all on our own path.
Where are the introverts at? This is such a perfect Will Smith meme as the actor’s facial expression is priceless. It communicates so much! If you have ever just wanted to stay in instead of going to that social gathering, you’re not alone. This meme is just for you!
“It Was Wild”
Here’s a fun Will Smith meme that likens the post-apocalyptic world of I am Legend to the pandemic quarantines many of us lived through. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the stakes were much higher for Smith’s character.
For all of the hourly employees out there, the struggle is so very real. We find a great meme about getting off of work only to realize that it really hurt when the time for payment comes. There’s a special sort of push and pull for many of us and finding the right balance will forever be a challenge.
We’re living in the golden age of award show gaffes. Just a few years ago we witnessed Kanye’s “most awkward moment of the decade” which found him taking the microphone from Taylor Swift who was accepting an award. We all thought it could not get any more cringe-worthy than that but Will Smith proved us wrong.
What a Job
When you are as high profile as Will Smith, you have a whole team behind you to make sure that you’re making as much money as possible at any given moment. Publicists play an important role in how celebrities are mediated. We imagine Smith’s had a rough morning following that slap. And, this Will Smith meme perfectly jokes about it.
Here’s the source of the original “rewind” sentiment. It is a still taken from Men In Black that finds agents erasing the memories of folks to keep their covert activities under wraps. This Will Smith meme has taken new life following the Oscars drama.
Will Smith is such an expressive actor which is partly to blame for his success in show business. There are so many memes taken from Fresh Prince that are out of context but totally work in so many situations. The “I don’t care” gesture Smith is making here is ripe for the meme-ing.
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We leave you with one of the dumbest Will Smith memes we saw that actually made us laugh. If you have ever really thought about the shapes coming at you in that pizza delivery, this is the meme for you. It’s just ridiculous.
There you go! We hope you got a laugh out of these Will Smith memes and that you will share them with your friends. We simply can’t get enough. If you liked these memes, keep reading for even more hilarious memes.
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.
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!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 0.1 When Two Memes Become One
- 0.2 And the Oscar Goes To…
- 0.3 A Meme Takes on New Life
- 0.4 Worries
- 0.5 They Already Know
- 0.6 Gotta Catch ’em All
- 0.7 Rock Smash
- 0.8 Fruity
- 0.9 An Assist from the Fresh Prince
- 0.10 They’re Everywhere
- 0.11 Peak
- 0.12 Racing Thoughts
- 0.13 For Real
- 0.14 No Rest for the Wicked
- 0.15 In the Multiverse
- 0.16 Who Brought Ye Into This?
- 0.17 It Happens
- 0.18 Let’s Not
- 0.19 “It Was Wild”
- 0.20 Shot/Chaser
- 0.21 Awkward
- 0.22 What a Job
- 0.23 MIB
- 0.24 Just Fine
- 0.25 Why?
- 1 You Will Not Believe These Very Dark and Twisty Sesame Street Memes!
- 1.1 Lonely in That Can
- 1.2 One Fresh Bird
- 1.3 Elmo Likes It Rough
- 1.4 Grover’s Choice
- 1.5 Roasted Rubber Ducky
- 1.6 No, Elmo
- 1.7 What Happened to Elmo?
- 1.8 Not Cookie Monster!
- 1.9 A Haunted Breakfast
- 1.10 Elmo Fur
- 1.11 Floating Ernie
- 1.12 The Dimensions
- 1.13 The Count Is at It Again
- 1.14 Not Telly
- 1.15 What Is It?
- 1.16 Grover’s Tough Side
- 1.17 Fast Elmo
- 1.18 Can You Tell Me…
- 1.19 A Threat
- 1.20 Okay
- 1.21 Ernie, You’ve Changed
- 1.22 Secret Ingredient
- 1.23 The Boss
- 1.24 What Does He See?
- 1.25 Sure
- 1.26 The Plot
- 1.27 The Creator
- 1.28 Drake Would Be Proud
- 1.29 The Stone
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