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The porg from ‘The Last Jedi’ trailer is everyone’s favorite new meme

Porgs rule the internet.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 10, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 2:48 pm CDT

If you’re human, you probably watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it dropped on Monday night. The 2.:30-long trailer reunited us with all the main characters from The Force Awakens and included a glimpse into Luke and Rey’s Jedi training sessions. But it’s a new character, who appears in the trailer for only a few seconds, that is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the internet.

Yes, we’re talking about the porg. What is a porg? It’s a creature that kind of looks like a penguin with very large eyes. Porgs reside on Ahch-To, the planet where Rey travels to find Luke at the end of The Force Awakens. In the middle of the trailer, there’s a scene of Chewbacca and the porg, in the Millennium Falcon. The porg emits a strange yell. And the internet collectively fell in love.


The porg was instantly relatable.


Naturally, the porg turned into a meme.

The yelling porg also became a popular thread on the Photoshop Battle subreddit.

What if a porg jumped out of William Hurt’s chest in the first Alien movie?


What if the sea lion that Shaq posed with was actually a porg?


What if Kylo Ren had to defeat the porgs in a game of whack-a-mole?


If director Rian Johnson kills any porgs in this film, he’ll face the wrath of the internet.

Only two months left until we get to see porgs leading the Resistance.

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2017, 11:21 am CDT