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21 Of The Best — And I Mean Best — Memes The Internet Gave Us In 2021

I'll never get over that ship being stuck in the Suez Canal.

Whew! It's been quite a year, and with all the wild things that have happened, we've also been gifted with a ton of hilarious memes. So, here are 21 of the best memes from 2021:

And feel free to follow the accounts that made you laugh so your Twitter timeline will be even better!

1. When everyone started doing the How It Started vs. How It Ended meme on Twitter:

Twitter: @SOFTYOCHl

...and it worked for everything:

Twitter: @OfficeMemes_

2. When these red flag tweets took over:

“shrek is not that good” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

Twitter: @yungchipotle

3. When Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down:

Technicians at Instagram,WhatsApp & Facebook Rn

Twitter: @djnyle_

4. When the beds at the Olympics were made out of cardboard to promote sustainability, but people claimed they were "anti-sex" beds...

Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports. I see no problem for distance runners,even 4 of us can do😂

Twitter: @Paulchelimo

...and it became a meme:

First look at anti-sex beds that will be used at the Olympics

Twitter: @jil_slander

5. When this illustration from 2013 got resurrected as the happy side/sad side bus meme:

Twitter: @NahImNotDecent

6. When Oprah had that tell-all interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and she gave us all kinds of meme-worthy reactions:

when you leave things for tomorrow and tomorrow arrives

Twitter: @Y2SHAF

7. When we saw Adam Driver and Lady Gaga on set for House of Gucci, looking like ~rich parents~ on a ski trip:

your stepmother and i are just checking in from the vacation. make sure you take your sister to soccer practice.

Fabio Lovino / MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection / Via Twitter: @markberman

8. When that next round of stimulus checks hit, and everyone was feeling wealthy:

direct deposit: $1400 me at chick-fil-a on sunday: open it

Twitter: @prettyboynavi

9. That time Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met gala wearing this...

...and it was just a meme waiting to happen:

me and my anxiety when i go out #MetGala #MetGala2021

Jamie McCarthy / MG21 / Getty Images for The Met Museum / Vogue / Via Twitter: @kristen_siebs

10. When The Weekend performed at the Super Bowl...

when my nephew steals the phone during facetime #PepsiHalftime

Twitter: @mollypdf

...and the video could really be used for anything:

Twitter: @californiabarby

11. When Jeff Bezos's girlfriend, Lauren Sánchez, risked it all for Leonardo DiCaprio:

Sis walked in with the richest man on the planet and risked it all when she got next to Leonardo.😭😭 https://t.co/0q41C3k1Y8

Twitter: @SkinCareBully

12. When Taylor Swift's Red (Taylor’s Version) came out, and the internet had a lot to say about Jake Gyllenhaal:

jake gyllenhaal after knowing that taylor swift just directed a short film of all too well ten minutes version:

Twitter: @swifolkfolk

13. When we anxiously wanted to know if it was a "bones day":

Twitter: @NoodlesBonesDay

14. When that ship got stuck in the Suez Canal:

Twitter: @jamesrbuk

15. When we all compared March 2020 vs. March 2021 for our one-year quarantine anniversary:

I can’t believe it’s already March again

Twitter: @DealinRugs

Ah yes, the memories:

working from working from home in home in March 2020 March 2021

Twitter: @PostCubie


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16. When sea shanty TikTok came into our lives:

need frank ocean to make some sea shanties to listen to at 2 a.m

Twitter: @milkinhisbag

17. When WandaVision gave us this iconic Agatha winking meme:

"i acknowledge that i have read and agree to the above terms and conditions"

Twitter: @maxoupial

18. When we got these RIP/would've loved tweets:

RIP edgar allen poe i know he woud've loved that's so raven

Twitter: @mygfreal

19. When the Delta variant ruined our fall plans:

Twitter: @Carlos_Film

20. When redditors pushed up the value of GameStop in the stock market:

GameStop sitting amongst Tesla and Amazon after reddit users make it a Fortune 500 company

Twitter: @Jordan_Deeb

21. And finally, when Bernie Sanders bundled up at the inauguration:

I am once again asking that you not talk to me at parties.

Twitter: @obedmanuel

What's your favorite meme from this year? Let us know in the comments below.

The year is almost over, and we're looking back on 2021. Check out more from the year here!