Baby Yoda continues reign over the internet with sipping soup meme

Even if you haven’t watched The Mandalorian yet, you’ve probably seen memes and GIFs of its breakout character, who for lack of an actual name, fans have dubbed Baby Yoda.

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The adorable 50-year-old tyke has captured the zeitgeist like nothing else at the moment and might have slid in under the wire to become the biggest meme of 2019. It’s almost as if the 70-billion-dollar media conglomerate who created the creature knew what they were doing.

Now a specific variation of the meme has taken the internet by storm. In the latest episode of the show, “Baby Yoda” is shown loudly slurping bone broth while watching his caretaker in a fight with Cara Dune (Gina Carano).

It is, in all honesty, cute AF. And naturally, the image of Baby Yoda with his soup bowl became a meme.

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Me when watching relatives fight during Thanksgiving. from TheMandalorianTV

And people couldn’t help but notice that the image is the perfect replacement for another popular meme. A meme from way back in 2014 that featured another green puppet sipping a beverage.

That’s right, we have witnessed the dawn of a new “Tea Lizard“. Kermit has been holding down the job for over five years, which is ancient in the meme world.  It’s time to let a new meme lord reign supreme. People have already started photoshopping the Lipton teacup in to replace the broth bowl.

But Kermit isn’t the only one get ousted. There can be only one baby in a family at a time. So just like when your little brother was born, the new kid is taking over the “cute” spot in the social hierarchy.

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Although maybe it doesn’t have to be like that?

Although if it does come down to fight, there is a very clear winner: The company that owns both characters, not to mention Kermit and the rest of the Muppets.

The Force might be the invisible energy that controls the galaxy, but the Walt Disney Company is firmly in control of pop culture.

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David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.