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‘Young Pope’ is now the butt of a running Twitter meme

'Young Pope' is a new HBO show, but even better, a new Twitter meme.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 5, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:26 am CDT

I honestly don’t remember if Jude Law’s character dies at the end of the movie version of the ‘Da Vinci Code.’ I think in the book he kills himself because he wants to be kind of like Jesus and then the other good pope guy gets to be pope and everyone thinks Jude Law sacrificed himself for humanity. But in the movie, maybe Jude Law had an anti-self-immolation clause in his contract, so they couldn’t write that scene exactly how it happened in the novel. 

I think he lived. 

But, whatever, the important thing is that Jude Law is now the pope in a new HBO series ‘Young Pope.’ Whether it’s a continuation of the Dan Brown story, who knows. 

[UPDATE: I was thinking about Ewan McGregor in ‘Angels & Demons.’ I messed that up kinda bad.] 

And, really, neither of those things are important. What’s important is that Twitter has become aware of the absurdly simple premise. 

“A young pope? Hmmm that’s a


( •_•)>??-? 


juvenile concept.”

The social network is now doing what it does best. Mocking the ever-loving heck out of it. 

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The mocking sprawled into another whole meme, throwing the phrase ‘Young Pope’ into whatever song lyrics made both the most and least amount of sense.

If you are wondering if just about everyone went for the lowest hanging fruit, well, scroll here

Of course, like any internet argument eventually evokes Nazis, any Twitter meme must come back to this. 

‘Young Pope’ premieres on HBO on Sunday, Jan. 15, which should be just enough time for everyone to forget this ever happened. 

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*First Published: Jan 5, 2017, 5:05 pm CST