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Watch It for the Meme
I see them shiver with antici...
Tropes Are Not Bad
, neither are
memes per se
. True, they get old by the
time they're played, but there's a reason they get played a thousand times and more. Who hasn't ever had
There's the fanbase that has been ever since the beginning of the show, and there's the
that watches the show/plays the game/reads the book after exposure to the meme. It's not (most of the times)
, since it's fans rather than marketroids behind them. Think
All Your Base Are Belong to Us
This is right before people endlessly repeating them
makes it annoying
and, ironically, may make you want to
avoid it as much as possible
. Related to
I Read It for the Articles
Just Here for Godzilla
Come for the X, Stay for the Y
. Spoiler marks are used in order to keep you from unneeded exposure. May inadvertently result in
Beam Me Up, Scotty!
, where people watch / play / listen to it for the crap quality.
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Anime and Manga
Subverted in . With cheesy lines aplenty, there should be more internet memes than there actually are. That said, you can still watch it for Ronin Warriors hilariously bad lines.
Watching to hear the voice that broke microphones.
Tekkaman Blade Or the dub of the original for the Tekkaman SPACE LANCE!
Watching or getting a Bleach for the Vocaloid Leek Spin; also looking for more music by Loituma.
Misao's dialogues set to Ievan Polkka have surely added to the fanbase of . Too bad there's not so much of Misao in the anime.
Lucky Star Speaking of , most people watch it for Konata (after hearing her Lucky Star Gourmet Race).
Or her Haruhi impressions, or the other Gourmet Races.
: A lot of people watched it only after School Days hearing that they went for the bad ending. Also, Nice Boat.
Watching for the Rozen Maiden Desu of it. Especially funny since a lot of other characters, and in fact real people speak that way.
But not to the level Suiseiseki does it.
: Viral, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann The Dragon.
: Pokémon So I herd u liek Mudkips (sic) macros, as well as Fuck yeah, Seaking!, let me show u my pokemans and endless memes involving Slowpoke.
Speaking of Pokémon, the Team Rocket motto just never gets old. Ever. Neither does Looks like Team Rocket's blasting off again....
*PING!* deviantART, in a misguided attempt at an April Fools' Day prank, changed every avatar on the site to a Mudkip with the legendary "So I Herd U Liek Mudkips" phrase going across the top on April 1, 2008. Reactions ranged from panic to rage to " That's not funny! Stop sucking!"
One of the "Why Am I Here" choices you can set for your profile is "To view pretty, pretty Mudkips."
has piles of image macros and references which keep drawing new fans in. Two very well known are Bananaphone and Azumanga Daioh Chiyo dressed as a penguin.
Osaka's "bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep bleep" in ...and Osaka in general.
AMV Hell And Norio Wakamoto's cameo as a cat...thing.
: Because Death Note eating a potato chip can be dramatic, and because of "single-word spoilers" like: .
L(A)DIES : "Is this a dancing anime?" Also, " Haruhi Suzumiya nyoro~n."
: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Screw the Rules, I Have Money!...
in America! : Naruto
Dynamic Entry!! There's also searching out clips of the original Japanese broadcast episodes you've already seen on Cartoon Network or DVD, for the "Sasuke can see you!" or "Good, Naruto, you look kind of cool" animation glitches.
: Axis Powers Hetalia Prussia will seize your vital regions!
Don't forget the epic taglines! "I want to see your country and my country making out," and "LOL History."
: because it's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure wryyyyyly good when Time Stands Still.
, after Kanon watching all Ayu's multiple uguu~s on YouTube. Same case as 's "Desu". And Rozen Maiden Shana's "Urusai!".
If your attention span is long enough you're likely watching for the meme. The meme that became an actual meme, just to further the show's Ghost in the Shell Mind Screw.
Reading/watching may just leave you in despair!
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Don't forget the hits Bure, bure, bure, bure and Runba, runba, runba, runba, runba.
for K-On! Yui and Castanet.
: Because Hidamari Sketch it just bugs you — even knowing it'll bust your nutbladder.
: Archer, the inspiration for the word GAR.
Fate/stay night A lot of people started watching because of it's many memes, usually they're Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Nipah related.
. One Word: Code Geass Orange.
The day fans watched a certain episode, all female officers are required to wear... Fullmetal Alchemist
TINY MINISKIRTS! I LOVE DOGS!
IT IS ALL PASSED DOWN FROM THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS! Watching for the F-Zero: GP Legend galaxy-splitting FALCON PUNCH!
, for Neon Genesis Evangelion TEH REI!
Or that Gainax Ending everyone's talking about.
"I'm so fucked up."
And End of Evangelion for teh giant naked Rei and everyone being hugged and turning into Tang.
Or the Gendo Pose.
for Macross Frontier "Nyan nyan, Nyan nyan, ni hao nyan!"
for Sketchbook SOU NAN DESS KARR?
Kuso Miso Technique simply for "yaranaika?".
for Dragon Ball Z "it's over 9000!". There are also some who watch just to see if they are, in fact, still on Namek.
for the Morning Rescue, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Meguca and of course Kyubey.
Mami losing her head once literally, once metaphorically is also a big draw.
Watching to learn about the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha White Devil.
for the infamously depressing plot.
Bokurano and Mobile Suit Gundam for the Zeta Gundam Bright Slap. And maybe dub for the Gundam SEED disco guns.
Let's face it: a lot of people were persuaded into watching G Gundam WITH THE HELP OF
KYOOOOOJII!!!!! : Come for the "[[deathOfAThousandCuts Hokuto!]] Hokuto No Ken Hyakuretsu Ken", stay for the hilariously exploding mooks.
: Let's just leave it at 300 This! Is! SPARTA! and Tonight, We Dine in Hell!.
is primarily remembered, and watched to this day, for the Scanners exploding head scene.
Many, many people watched because of the milkshake meme (it's right at the end, so the poor schlubs had to sit through the first 99% of this stunningly excellent film to get round to it, the poor bastards).
There Will Be Blood And Jonny Greenwood fans.
: "GIVE ME YOUR FACE!!!"
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen There are such "classics" as , or Animal House , or The Rocky Horror Picture Show . These are movies that if you haven't seen them, you're missing part of the zeitgeist. When someone says, "Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" and you correct them, you expose yourself as the Miracle on 34th Street Real Life version of a Noob. The only way to correct this is to go back and engage in remedial culture exposure.
: Planet of the Apes You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to Hell!
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
. Hannibal Lecter has some memorable lines himself, but a couple of Buffalo Bill's have more of that meme status:
The Silence of the Lambs "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again!"
"It places the lotion in the basket"
"Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me hard."
: "I have had it with these muthafucking snakes on this muthafucking plane!" It's been on ever before the movie comes out.
Snakes on a Plane Hell, it was floating around the internet before it was even in the . Which is how it script got in the script. Just proves that not all blatant fanservice need be sexual.
Not to mention that the title was the only reason Samuel L. Jackson, and everyone else for that matter, was interested in the part at all.
In many ways the film is itself the film version of the meme rather than the other way around. Upon release actually watching the film itself was unnecessary and probably best avoided.
On a similar note, " I'm the Juggernaut, " from Bitch! , which X-Men: The Last Stand was added to the script after it became a youtube meme.
... also, I Am Legend I was saving that bacon. I was saving it!
: The Princess Bride You Keep Using That Word and don't know who the hell is the Dread Pirate Roberts? Really, go watch it (or read the book).
: "Ass ta ass!"
Requiem for a Dream Aversion: No one watched because it was Star Wars A TRAP!!!!
Star Trek II: The wrath of KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- "You want answers?" "I want the TRUTH!" "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
A Few Good Men On the subject of Jack Nicholson, seems to be remembered nowadays almost exclusively for the diner sequence, namely "I want you to hold it between your knees."
Five Easy Pieces Ditto Nicholson in The Last Detail. Most people that have seen this movie seem to remember the "I am the motherfucking shore patrol, motherfucker. I am the motherfucking shore patrol!" line more than anything else.
Bah, I deride your truth-handling abilities! - Sideshow Bob
Watching to find out what Balls of Fury "Have your grandma pull the car around" could possibly mean.
, Troll 2 OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!
: "You are TEARING ME APART, Lisa!"
The Room "I did not hit her, it's not true, it's bullshit! I did not hit her. I did NAAHT... Oh hai Mark".
"What a story, Mark!"
"Leave your stupid comments in your pocket!"
for "I was Suburban Commando today!"
frozen for Street Fighter Raul Julia.
for either Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson's speech, John Travolta dancing or someone getting his brains blown out by accident.
for the "king of the world" or "I'm flying" bits.
Titanic Recent comic book movies like (IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!), Iron Man (WRONG!) and Superman Returns (Why...so... serious?)
The Dark Knight for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay's rap.
for "MY PRECIIIOOOOOUUUUSSSSS...." and The Lord of the Rings "YOU! SHALL NOT! PASS!"
for Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?
Pirates of the Caribbean Similarly for Tonto. Make trade?
The Lone Ranger Most viewers no longer watch past the midway point where Point Break Keanu Reeves fires his gun into the air and goes "Ah-agh!"
Soylent Green for any number of reasons:
"You remind me of the babe." "What babe?" "The babe with the power." "What power?" "The power of Hoodoo." "Hoodoo?" "You do." "Do what?" "Remind me of the babe." "What babe?" And so on...
No, I said "'allo", but that's close enough."
Hey, lady! Where you goin' with a
head like that!
The first movie just to see Edward Twilight sparkle.
for History of the World Part I the Spanish Inquisition.
Also, it's good to be the king.
: The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage getting stung by bees.
Some people only watched the ending of because frankly my dear, they don't give a damn.
Gone with the Wind If you watch a four-hour movie just for the last line, you've got dedication.
"As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"
for the famous, website-inspiring line Finding Forrester You're The Man Now, Dog!
Hitler is furious that people have watched because of the Downfall Gag Subs of his ranting Villainous Breakdown.
: "We're gonna be doin' ONE THANG and ONE THANG ONLY! Killin' Natzies."
Inglourious Basterds "NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!!!!!!!!"
"Oh yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!"
: " Army of Darkness This Is My Boomstick!"
"Hail to the King, baby!"
"Klaatu! Barada! ... Nghtcough!"
: Arrow through the throat.
Friday the 13th (1980) : "You never go full retard".
Tropic Thunder "I know who I am! I'm a dude playing the dude disguised as another dude!"
"What do you mean 'you people'?" "What do you mean 'you people'?"
"I'm a lead farmer, motherfucker!"
was Con Air Vindicated by History to a certain extent over fascination with matters of putting bunnies back in boxes and questioning how to live without you.
and "I WANT THAT CAKE!"
The Family Man A Cry In The Dark (AKA Evil Angels): Four words: "DINGOES ATE MY BABY!"
No one makes memes like Gaston!
: The first rule about Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!
Fight Club : For the "Oh my God, it even has a water mark." And also for the Huey Lewis and The News.
American Psycho "I'M / WE'RE MAD AS HELL, AND I'M / WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
Network "And like that... puff he's gone."
The Usual Suspects : "How Bad Can I Be?"
The Lorax Strozek: the dancing chicken.
The 2010 : "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"
Clash of the Titans Basically the only reason people watch Vampire's Kiss is for Nicolas Cage running down the street shouting that he's a vampire, as well as his ridiculous facial expressions.
Lars von Trier's : Antichrist CHAOS.... REIGNS!
for Despicable Me IT'S SO FLUFFY!
Warriors...Come Out and Plaa-ay!!!
Some people buy and eat Gorilla Munch just for the infamous gorilla on the box, associated with the phrase "That rustled my jimmies".
Live Action TV
has several of them: Saturday Night Live Happy Fun Ball or More Cowbell, for instance.
And recent ones by Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island.
Only watching ... CSI: Miami *puts on sunglasses* for Horatio's awesome one-liners.
If you want to cross off the most memes on your list for a single source, is probably your best bet. The show will give you "spam, spam, spam, spam," "this is an ex-parrot," "nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition," "nudge nudge wink wink say no more," "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay," " Monty Python's Flying Circus My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels," "Burma!" and possibly some others you've been struggling with. Of the films, will give you "the People's Front of Judea," "what have the Romans ever done for us," " Monty Python's Life of Brian Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, "he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!" and "I'm Brian and so's my wife!" And don't forget to always look on the bright siiiide of life! Doodoo doodoo doodoodoodoo! will give you swallows and coconuts, " Holy Grail Not Quite Dead," " I Got Better," "help help I'm being repressed," "your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries," the killer rabbit, and "Ni!" Meaning of Life, oddly, probably won't give you anything, unless you've encountered "every sperm is sacred." Even so, you ought to be satisfied.
Meaning of Life does have Mr Creosote and the "wafer-thin mint".
And the machine that goes ping!
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving, and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour...
I didn't even eat the salmon mousse!
Getting into just to find out what the heck a Doctor Who Time Lord is.
Watching just so you can understand the The A-Team Mr. T vs. meme.
; The Mighty Boosh I'm Old Greg!
is a perfect example of a show people watch so they can quote it with their friends.
Ever saw that macro of crustaceans gathering around a bag of Doritos? Those are giant isopods.
This very wiki has its memes, making noobs get deeper in.
Any common Youtube Poop material (such as the CD-i games and ) after watching Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube Poop.
Also, sometimes it draws attention to the material even when viewers of said YTP may have seen the material elsewhere. For example, some might have seen ads involving Billy Mays without particularly paying much attention to them, and started paying closer attention to such ads after they're being parodied in YTP.
Becoming a Troper just so you can edit this website and add your examples.
In Linkara's review of , he introduces the part involving the line "I'm the Goddamn Batman" by saying: "And here it is. The moment of truth. The moment All-Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder everyone remembers this comic for." After he reads the line, he says, "Ladies and gentlemen... we have... an Internet meme!!"
He later posted a video saying that he would not review any more non-terrible comics merely so people could hear him recite a meme.
Obscurus Lupa specialises in this trope, reviewing both and Gymkata , among others.
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon Many people watch Chuggaaconroy's Let's Play of solely to find out who this Steve guy everyone is talking about is.
Pikmin The Steve Moustache Show got most of its views from people who want to hear what a WTF Boom would sound like without the boom.
Watching the Game Grumps' Let's Play of Sonic '06 because of this particular freakout Arin has in part 20.
: "Oh my God! They killed Kenny!."
Step 1: Watch the episode "Gnomes" to understand this meme.
? Step 3: Profit.
The 1967 cartoon has seen a surge in popularity, after it was realized that its bizarre, exaggerated animation made for great reaction images.
Spider-Man The cartoon. Six words and a sound: "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario! *Wheeze*"
Super Mario World : "Snoo Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog usual, I see!"
PING AS Watching for Spider Pig.
The Simpsons Movie : Memes do not work that way! Good night! (There are many ways Futurama they do work, though.)
Learning about Candlejack from . Freaka zoid There's just never enough rope for you people.
Many people start watching My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for the memes, but end up as genuine fans.
For a specific example, a disturbing amount of fans admit the thing that introduced them to the show was the notorious fan-fiction.
Cupcakes The phrase "I watch it for the plot" ended up referring to the shots of pony posteriors, which became known in Bronyspeak as "dat plot" or "dat flank".
: A classic cartoon I never heard of! I'll watch it! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW! (It even led to a meme for the above! Confound those ponies, they drive me to drink!)
The Dover Boys Many users of a certain website have been introduced to through a video of the notorious "Booty-Quake" scene that has circulated heavily on the site.
Sym-Bionic Titan Disney's attracts a lot of its latter-day audience because it originated the Hamsterdance tune.
Robin Hood Its influence on the Furry Fandom is hard to discount, as well.
: Yes! Yes!