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The “I’m Telling My Kids” Meme Is Taking Over, and We Welcome It

Rey talks to Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

I’d like to say that I’m a meme connoisseur, and with that comes the knowledge that I have to often search out the best memes. When I saw “I’m telling my kids” memes start to pop up, I said I would wait for the best of the memes to emerge before collecting them, and honestly? I’m glad I did.

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The meme is simple: You post a picture that you’d tell your kids is actually something else. It’s essentially that “Who is this? Wrong answers only” meme, except that you’re the one in charge. Filled with jokes about Baby Yoda, “Old Town Road,” ’90s classics, and the MCU, we all took to Twitter to flex our comedic wit.

My favorite? Showing my favorite couples and calling them iconic love stories. Case in point: Steve and Tony as Romeo and Juliet (respectively).

Have a favorite I missed? Let me know in the comments below, because honestly, this is my new favorite thing to ever happen since the dawning of Twitter.

(image: Lucasfilm)

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