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Memes / Shrek

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once told me
The world was gonna meme me
I ain't the sharpest trope in the shed

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    Main series 
  • "I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder." Explanation 
  • "Some-BODY once told me..." Explanation 
  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP?!" Explanation 
  • "And in the morning, I'm making waffles!" Explanation 
  • "Ogres are like onions! / Ogres have layers." Explanation 
  • "DONKEY!" Explanation 
  • "UGHHHH, IT'S DISGUSTING!"Explanation 
  • "Good question." Explanation 
  • "The [X] has fallen in love with the [Y]!" Explanation 
    • Looks like the dumbass forgot to crop out the Kapwing watermark!Explanation 
  • E Explanation 
  • "Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make." Explanation 
  • "Like that's ever gonna happen." Explanation 
  • "Quest? I'm already on a quest!" Explanation 
  • Pursed Lips Shrek features Shrek, well, pursing his lips. It's frequently used in place of a Flat "What" or general Stunned Silence after a particularly confusing or unsettling post.

Shrek 2

  • Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, some fans started to joke that the Avengers' struggle during the final battle to prevent Thanos from taking the Nano Gauntlet is quite similar to the scene where Shrek and his fairy tale friends try to take the Fairy Godmother's wand to defeat her.
  • Shrek's human form is often compared to either Henry Cavill or Dacre Montgomery or Ralph Bakshi from The Ren & Stimpy Show, specifically regarding the "Circus Midgets" meme in case of the latter.
  • The scene where Shrek opens the music box and quickly shuts it is frequently replaced with other music.
  • "We are definitely not in the swamp anymore." Explanation 
  • "For five minutes, could you not [X]? FOR FIVE MINUTES?!" Explanation 
  • "Enough, Reggie." Explanation 
  • The Rocky Roll Call in the dinner scene has been used in a lot of meme templates, ranging from characters from other media reenacting the scene to an object labelling meme where Shrek, Fiona, Harold and Lilian represent sides of an argument or various options while Donkey represents an option that is either ridiculous, completely distanced from the rest of the viewpoints, or just different from the others.
  • Don’t you point those dirty green sausages at me!Explanation 
  • I NEED A HERO!Explanation 
    • The Fairy Godmother's cover of "Holding Out For a Hero" has been the source of video editings: this one synchronizes the song with the Hero's announcement trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it seems that the trailer was made to be synchronized with the song.
      • C Minor, put it in C Minor. explanation 
    • Speaking of Smash Bros., people have been comparing Simon Belmont's Smash design to Prince Charming.
  • "They don't even have dental."Explanation 
  • "That's okay, buddy. We're from the Union."Explanation 
  • Puss in Boots' Puppy-Dog Eyes stare is widely circulated on the Internet, and is sometimes captioned to represent someone, usually a child, begging for something.

Shrek the Third

  • DA DA! Explanation 
  • For whatever unknown reason, "Fiona's Father Dies in Shrek the Third" has become the go-to joke of choice by many internet commenters when discussing spoilers in highly anticipated franchise installments.
  • "The only thing you’re ever gonna be king of is King of the Stupids!” Explanation 
  • A picture of King Harold dying is often captioned with *dies from cringe*, and is used to respond to disagreeable statements or memes.
    • A positive version, *dies from peak fiction*, is used as a reaction to praise something, with varying levels of irony.
  • This picture of Shrek screaming is frequently used in Brogre memes, especially an edited video that infinitely loops entering Shrek's mouth made by the one and only Neil Cicierega.
  • Artie and Prince Charming being related somehow is often joked about, due to their jarringly similar designs.
  • "The sauce is..."Explanation 

Shrek Forever After

  • DO THE ROAR! Explanation 
  • I LOVE YOU DADDY! Explanation 
  • Mint Ogre-load Explanation 
  • As happened with many other productions with disintegration scenes, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were spurred by Avengers: Infinity War's ending to descend like a pack of vultures upon the comments sections of the scene where Shrek disintegrates from existence.
    • Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, some fans pointed some of the film's similarities with Shrek Forever After, including a retired obese hero (Thor and Puss in Boots), one of the characters wearing a hammer and a shield (Captain America and Princess Fiona), the whole alternate timelines plot point and some characters fading away from existence (Thanos with his army and Shrek).
  • Staring Donkey Explanation 

    Spin-offs and other media 
Memes for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish go here.
Puss in Boots
  • "Ooooohhhh...." Explanation 
  • "I was always there... there... there..." Explanation 
  • Puss as a kitten has also become somewhat of a meme in the wake of The Last Wish, with many considering his design cute but a bit goofy looking. It's especially become popular to associate him with the "Full of soup" cat meme because of how slightly bloated he looks.

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