The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation Like this.
Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
ONCE YOU POP THE FUN DON'T STOP◊ Explanation Based on the resemblance of the Anthonies, the very first monsters Madoka and crew encounter, to the Pringles mascot. (In episode 8, Kyoko eats canned potato chips very similar to Pringles. Ascended Meme?)
Even the Japanese voice cast has had their fun with it; in a subtitled foreword that they gave before international showings of the films, Kaori Mizuhashi, who voiced Mami, is given the title of "Head of Shocking Events"
Kyubey stares into your soul. /人◕‿‿◕人\\ Explanation (with spoilers!) The series has taken the staple Mentor Mascot of the Magical Girl Genre and made him/it into something rather nefarious. Kyubey will grant you a wish if you make a contract with him by becoming a magical girl and hunting witches (which actually has bad consequences in the long run), and if you don't make a contract with him, he'll pester you until you do, brandishing one and only one cute but creepy as hell facial expression.◊
In Japan (real life), you eat cake. In Soviet Russia (magical world), cake eats YOU!!Explanation (Episode 3 spoiler) Mami made a suggestion to wish for cake, guess where and HOW she died.
I r in ur magical anime, KILLIN UR MAGICAL GIRLZ.Explanation (major spoilers!) This pertains to the Anyone Can Die nature of the show, and as of EP 10, only 2 of them remain (One actually, if you count the previous 4 timelines).
Referring to Walpurgis Night as "Brazilian Night" and rendering her laugh as "huehuehuehuehue huahuahuahuahua".Explanation This refers to another meme about the bad behavior of Brazilian MMORPG players, which involves them being Hyenas much like Walpurgis Night.
"being _____ is suffering..." Explanation The above led to many of these statements.
We need to go wider.◊ WIIIIIIIDER.Explanation Ume Aoki, author of Hidamari Sketch and character designer of Madoka Magica, is well-known for her Super-Deformed "widefaces". However, being a GRIMDARK anime, Madoka Magica contains no widefaces. The fans' desire for widefaces was, in an image macro, combined with the Inception meme "We need to go deeper." Eventually, an Inception×Madoka Magica crossover video was made.
Homerun-chan Explanation Fan Nickname for Homura derived from the Japanese spelling of her name, which sounds like "home run" (homuran).
Homu homuExplanation Homura's fan-based Verbal Tic, adopted in nearly any situations. Because it's a shortening of her nickname and makes her look a bit cuter. If you happen to go to Pixiv, it's practically omnipresent.
"That won't be necessary" Explanation Homura's Catch Phrase, used on 4komas whenever Kyubey is about to convince Madoka to make a contract in exchange for solving a trivial problem, like forgetting her homework or lunch, or running out of shampoo. Usually accompanied by Homura delivering said item and/or beating/shooting the crap out of Kyubey.
In Episode 4, Madoka finds Hitomi being controlled by a witch. When Madoka attempts to run away, Hitomi stops her by slamming her in the stomach. Now most fanart with her in it somehowinvolvetummypunching.
Serial Experiments Madoka/Homura May Cry.Explanation (major spoilers for Lain and Madoka) Madoka rewriting herself out of existence like Lain for the former and the latter when Madoka's wish caused beings referred as demons rather than witches to appear. The last scene in the final episode shows Homura Walking the Earth hunting these things, much like Dante does in his series.
I am Penitent Gretchen, or rather, Kriemhild Gretchen as she should have been.Explanation (major spoilers!) Kriemhild Gretchen's idea of salvation is absorbing all life into her barrier, whereas Penitent Gretchen's idea of salvation is preventing witches from existing in the first place, so magical girls that are due to become witches instead go to Heaven with her. Thus, Penitent Gretchen's idea of salvation is preferable to Kriemhild Gretchen's. Also a reference to one of Gandalf's lines in The Lord of the Rings once he comes back as Gandalf the White, or "Saruman as he should have been."
The finale is often referred to as End of Madoka due to the similarities between End of Evangelion and it. Somewhat.
Unlimited _____ WorksExplanation Mami and her amazing barrage of rifles could be put in a format similar to Archer's Unlimited Blade Works. Same with Sayaka's cutlasses. The best example is definitely episode 11, where Homura pulls an Unlimited Every Military Weapon Works...
On that last one: Unlimited Explosives Don't Work
The Perverted Homura - (NSFW)Explanation Due to the large Les Yay aspects of the show, Homura's interest in Madoka is FlanderizedUp to Eleven in this picture meme turning her into a Memetic Molester. Molesting, peeping, panty stealing, stalking and more... Nothing will stop Homura in her quest of Madoka. And for some mysterious reason she has an odd Verbal Tic of "homu" and/or "homu homu". In later ones, she will start wearing Madoka's panties on her head. It should be noted that this is also omnipresent on Pixiv, where this meme also orginates.
Then after the finale, a whole slew of fanart appeared depicting goddess!Madoka turning the tables on Homura, usually by using her omniscience to peep on her.
Then comes the Movie Rebellion, it completely turns around on goddess!Madoka when devil!Homura captures and usurps her position as god.
Tiro Finale (Physical)note This one's a reference to a little known 80s Al Pacino flick known as Cruising, and in particular a scene where a guy who the Japanese have dubbed "Tengaron (Ten-Gallon) Gentleman" (a.k.a. "the guy who REALLY likes Mami-san") bitchslaps someone. The above meme is the name they've given to the bitchslap in question. Also, Tiro Finale has become the name of any form of Mami attacking physically, or brutalizing Kyubey from the 'everybody hates Kyubey' meme above.
Mami'smammies. note Mami is the most well-endowed Puella Magi, and the mispronunciation of her name kind of sounds like "mammary." (The correct pronunciation sounds more like "mommy")
LOVE ME DO! ＼( *´ 3`*)／ note A background line that became completely entangled with Sayaka and her shipping partner(s).
There's a chance that the animator intended to draw a Libretto W100 folding tablet.
Cake Planet. note There is an image◊ circulating around the Internet of a hypothetical localization by 4KidsEntertainment, censoring the infamous scene from episode 3 by claiming "Mary" is actually an alien and returning to the "Cake Planet". Because 4Kids dubbing such a dark, tragic, and violent anime the way they normally handle things would be hilarious.
I was... such a fool/I was... such an idiot: Explanation (spoilers!) Sayaka's last words before she turns into a witch, said with this face◊ which is usually joked about◊. Common jokes include comics of her experiencing encounters that are not particularly serious, and yet still saying this line with the same face.
Mami is forever alone/lonely Mami is lonely. Explanation Unlike Madoka/Homura and Kyoko/Sayaka, Mami isn't part of any obvious pairing in the anime. A fair amount of official art shows the rest of them being couply and Mami just...being there. This can end up Harsher in Hindsight in the PSP game because this meme is the thing that turned Mami into a witch. More or less has died out since Nagisa's introduction into the series, giving Mami a partner.
Girls can't love girls!Explanation The dub's take on Hitomi's "That's forbidden love". ...the crying and repeating of the phrase makes it sound like she's having a breakdown.
It's become quite common for fanart to depict Madoka as a white harp seal, or "Gomadoka/Sealdoka" (a pun off "goma", the Japanese word for spotted seal).
Less known are Homuotter, Dolphin Sayaka, Penguin Kyoko, and Jellyfish Mami.
LuminousExplanation The scene of Madoka and Homura rubbing their cheeks together from the movie opening. It has gained it's name from the theme song of the same movie
Madoka is the Evangelion of anime. Explanation A parody of the phrase "X is the Evangelion of [it's medium].
Thanks to SF Debris, "Bunnycat is a dick" is gaining traction.
ORIKO WAS RIGHTExplanation Oriko's plan is to kill Madoka, preventing Gretchen. The phrase became a rallying cry for people who thought Homura's attempts to save her were selfish. Only became more popular after the movie.
If Oriko was right, why did she wear a bucket on her head? Explanation A reference to Oriko's Nice Hat, which looks uncannily like a bucket. It's probably brainwashing-resistant tinfoil hat.
What do I look like, a fucking miracle worker? Explanation A quote originating from this comic. It's oft used as a joke whenever somebody wants to wish for a simple thing like happiness.
PEDO MAMI Explanation In response to Pairing Mami with Nagisa AKA Charlotte