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Bananaquit
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11:59:54 PM Sep 7th 2013
Is it too soon to pronounce “The Fox” by Ylvis as a forced meme?
Umbee
11:41:39 PM Sep 12th 2013
Yes. And why would it be, anyway?
Dan2paul
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05:22:16 PM May 31st 2013
Not being a hater, but doesn't the popularity of MLP:Fi M count as a forced meme? A bunch of /co/ people made snide remarks on it, and then actually started watching it...
fierystage
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07:34:17 PM Oct 19th 2011
Considering it's arguably the most famous example of this, could this trope possibly be renamed to "Stop Trying To Make 'Fetch' Happen"? It's also clearer.
MrDeath
09:00:12 AM Oct 20th 2011
"Arguably most famous example" = Fan Myopia, plain and simple. Not everyone has seen...whatever show that came from (honestly, I have no idea without looking), and the title seems more like something an apathetic dog would say.
Monstermaster13
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03:44:37 PM Jul 1st 2011
I've got a question, does an overused catchphrase make for a forced meme or not? You know on Metokur they use their catchphrase "Glad I Could Help" way too much and it annoys me sometimes. Do you think this qualifies as a forced meme or not?
superfroggy
11:54:14 AM Aug 9th 2011
I don't really think so; they aren't really the same. A catchphrase is generally intended as an identifiable trait associated with a specific character; a meme is an in-joke intended to be shared.

'Crammed-In Catchphrase' (or something less stupid) would likely be a valid trope, but there's a 99% chance it would degenerate into 'Character I Don't Like from Show I Don't Like has a catchphrase that I find annoying'.
70.34.80.103
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06:23:36 AM Jul 22nd 2010
Would "memetic engineering" be a cool rename? Or at least mentioned for the sake of the pun?
Majutsukai
01:12:23 PM Jul 22nd 2010
No, because the current name is just fine.
corruptmalemenace
06:59:36 AM Jul 24th 2012
That IS, however, a genuinely amusing pun.
DomaDoma
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04:50:31 PM Jun 11th 2010
So... what exactly distinguishes a forced meme from a standard "ha ha, it's funny because someone said it on the Internet" meme? Either way, there's usually very little purpose to the image macro other than its memeness.
Majutsukai
06:12:43 PM Jun 11th 2010
A forced meme is when something is intentionally put forward with the intent of making it into a meme— whether or not it's successful in doing so.
Tohwaku
11:05:11 AM Apr 8th 2012
I don't think the Skyrim meme -although it IS used ad nauseam- truly qualifies as a forced meme. YMMV, but I find it unlikely that the developers put the somewhat trite phrase with the intent to make it a meme, and I don't think that the catchphrase emerged as a meme because people felt the need to force it. Then again, all memes are on the whole forced memes, so it's a matter of personal judgement to me.
romxxii
05:08:44 AM Oct 26th 2012
The arrow in the knee joke isn't a forced meme; it evolved naturally, as a joke on the repetitious nature of the guard's bank of stock phrases. It did however, get old real fast for a lot of people, especially the ones that weren't playing Skyrim.
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