People Are Sharing The First Meme They Remember & Damn It’ll Make You Feel Old
It’s hard to think of a time where memes weren’t a part of our daily lives and frankly that’s a nightmare I don’t even want to imagine.
But we only have to cast our minds back a decade ago and memes were not quite as common and inescapable as they are now. Instead they often came in the form of a viral video we all collectively shared and became obsessed with.
Twitter user Ella Mielniczenko asked her followers to share their first encounter with a viral video, post or photo (aka meme).
What is the first viral video or post or photo that you remember?
— Ella Mielniczenko (@heyyyella) March 28, 2019
The replies were a major throwback.
Here are some of the best throwback memes that’ll make you feel about 100 years old.
#1. The sassy penguin
eBaums world – that penguin pushing the other penguin & the Japanese Tuna commercial! pic.twitter.com/p6QLHhAQRN
— ♡ 𝒶𝓈𝒽 ♡ (@moldipeaches) March 28, 2019
#2. ‘Charlie bit my finger’
I know there were ones before but, Charlie Bit My Finger. I watched it for like 2 weeks straight.
— Kate Peterman (@KayTePea) March 28, 2019
#3. Star Wars kid video
It has to be the Star Wars kid video and it’s crazy to think about because this was in the early days of the internet and pre-YouTube. I mean, it was first shown to me on a CD-ROM!! But somehow it was still a massive viral sensation. https://t.co/hLqRT53dHi
— Armin (@ArminMahram) March 28, 2019
#4. Fire ze missiles!
“Fire ze missiles! But I am le tired. Well then take a nap, then Fire ze missiles!!” or “let’s get some shoes” not sure which came first https://t.co/YsupGBGCf8
— Sara Danver (@notthemessenger) March 29, 2019
#5. Potter Puppet Pals
harry potter puppet pals https://t.co/Mixuu7Nkjb
— kristen (@paintedk) March 29, 2019
#6. They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!
That "they're taking the Hobbits to Isengard" vid thanks to two guys in my class who were obsessed with it in grade 6 https://t.co/1kYjDRKfXl
— scala ad kill 'em (@rlycooldad) March 29, 2019
#7. Badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom
I mostly remember flash animations like End of Ze World, Schfifty Five, and Badger Badger Badger.
— HelloCamille (@wisemamawitch) March 28, 2019
#8. Numa Numa guy
Definitely Numa Numa guy. Loved that video 😄
— Amber (@elyse_2301) March 28, 2019
#9. The Hampsterdance Song
Dada Dee da dih dih do do (hamster dance) https://t.co/8G6NHUylhw
— E Griswold ♠️🏹💀 (@GrizzyGalore) March 29, 2019
#10. The dancing baby
In going to search if there was an older meme I know (so far Dancing Baby is all I have found), I discovered that Rick Rolling is TWELVE YEARS OLD. TWELVE.
— Sarah (@sarahjs87) March 28, 2019
We asked the entire team for their first viral meme obsessions so here’s a few of our own:
#11. The Gummy Bear Song
#13. Teen Girls Squad
#14. I LIKE TRAINS!
#16. The Crazy Frog Song
Feel old yet?