Despite the fact that MTV‘s reality show Jersey Shore ended just over four years ago, the internet has yet to forget the dramatic boardwalk- and club-fueled antics of those eight Italian-Americans (and Snooki) who weren’t actually from New Jersey.
Sure, the short-lived series may have handed us some seriously spicy internet gold in its heyday, such as “Gym, Tan, and Laundry,” “Stahp it Ron!,” and “Cabs are here!”
But some new memes rolled out in the last few days that take the reality show’s laughable nature to a whole new level.
Newsies (1992) pic.twitter.com/zVk3f6QmY7— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) January 3, 2017
Holes (2003) pic.twitter.com/T9OIp1UMOw— Chuffed to bits (@JakeyThomas) December 31, 2016
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) pic.twitter.com/vtPzjh3El6— robin dabank (@brandnxxw) December 31, 2016
Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000) pic.twitter.com/L2u6fupF5p— ً (@FILMGRAPHY) January 1, 2017
While the “pop culture reference labeled as a movie” meme is a well-worn concept, Twitter has taken the trend to another level with obscure Jersey Shore frames and a plethora of titles.
Lord of the Flies (1990) pic.twitter.com/ZSmCtbtCiN— adrian (92%) (@killthedelta) January 2, 2017
SCREAM (1996) pic.twitter.com/m0Ms950ebf— amaury (@acidhunk) December 31, 2016
Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997) pic.twitter.com/7ZZrXnTkyh— cum filled m&m (@angel__art) December 31, 2016
The Parent Trap (1998) pic.twitter.com/VAIET8LbBB— lululasagna (@lunalulu_) January 2, 2017
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) pic.twitter.com/qHI6MbXJlr— Cain (@Cainnelsonlee) January 2, 2017
Marley & Me (2008) pic.twitter.com/ouQZIr5lVZ— jol (@itsjolie_) January 2, 2017
Though Know Your Meme credits the spike in Jersey Shore memes to Twitter user @sinamonnroll and their entire thread dedicated to the online phenomenon on Dec. 31, other tweets featuring Snooki, J-Wow, and the rest of the crew date back to a few days prior to the thread’s creation.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) pic.twitter.com/mj2jGcKjQL— the ra ra bitch (@willydiamandis) December 31, 2016
That’s not to say that @sinamonnroll’s thread isn’t worth perusing. The account has documented more than 70 pieces of the Jersey Shore memery and is considering adding more.
UP (2009) pic.twitter.com/yYvCkjMwvd— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (alex g fan account) (@faguettte) December 31, 2016
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) pic.twitter.com/UOGZSTkPbk— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (alex g fan account) (@faguettte) December 31, 2016
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003) pic.twitter.com/ATkxT3xYXX— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (alex g fan account) (@faguettte) December 31, 2016
The Notebook (2004) pic.twitter.com/f7Tz8E8htR— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (alex g fan account) (@faguettte) December 31, 2016
Magic Mike (2012) pic.twitter.com/Fmg9l1wZIb— 𝖂𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒 (alex g fan account) (@faguettte) December 31, 2016
With interest in such memes tweets on the rise, several posts on the subreddit MemeEconomy have advised investors to BUY! BUY! BUY! In fact, the meme has become so hot that its value is rubbing off on other moments in pop culture.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007) pic.twitter.com/0JONrLwkZ5— 𝔰 (@ultrasatin) January 3, 2017
Thanks, 2016, for this last fire meme to kick off the new year.