Don’t Make That Will Smith "Independence Day" Joke, Everyone Else Has Already Done It

Seriously. Don’t even think about it.

1. Guess what the joke is.

It's that time of year when Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith save the world from alien invaders. You're welcome, planet earth #4july

— Louie Woodall (@LouieWoodall)


— Jordan Sambueno (@jsambueno)

8. Ok. We get it.

Dear America, HAPPY 4th of July! May you honour this great day in your history when Will Smith defeated the aliens.

— Vir Das (@thevirdas)

Happy Will-Smith-saving-us-from-the-aliens-Day!

— Mattzel89 (@Mattzel89)

Happy anniversary of that time Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saved the world from the aliens!

— Gazz Owen (@audiozilla)

Happy Independence Day US folk! But when are you going to erect statues to Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum? After their heroic actions that day…

— Gavin Winters (@GavinWinters)

Happy Bill Pullman's Cheesy Speech/Jeff Goldblum Gets All Jeff Goldblumsy/Is That Really Harry Connick Jr?/Will Smith Kicks Alien Ass Day

— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec)

#Independenceday a day where Americans give thanks to Will Smith for killing aliens!

— Chris Holme (@chrisholme1983)

All I think about on July 4th is will smith saving us all from aliens. #itreallyhappened

— Sam Rivers (@SamRivers4)

Hard to believe it's been 18 years to the day since will smith and jeff goldblum bravely fought off an alien invasion.

— Philip Woosey (@philwoosey)

16. At least brands aren’t telling the joke too.

Happy 4th of July. Can you believe it's been 18 years since Will Smith freed us from alien invasion? #IndependenceDay

— (@JustEatUK)

We'd also like to wish a happy Independence Day to all the vanquished aliens, so often overlooked. The pain will go away in time, guys.

— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine)

Happy #4thofJuly to all our transatlantic friends! May Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum always smile upon you #IndependenceDay

— INCA Productions (@INCAevent)

Happy Independence Day everyone. Will Smith - never forget. #independenceday

— Paddy Power (@paddypower)

20. Just stop.

It's quite astonishing to think Will Smith fended off the aliens on this day 18 years ago and now has an acting career

— Shane (@shane90)

today marks the 18th anniversary of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saving the world and America from alien invasion. god bless.

— Lizard king (@Colten_Pretty)

Dear America, Happy 4th July. May you honour this great day in your history when Will Smith defeated the Aliens. #American #twitter

— ramyn (@presenceram)

I would like to thank WIll Smith for saving our country from the aliens in Independence Day .

— Michael Hahn (@mbhahn)

Happy 4th July, the day that Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saved the World from alien attack with the help of a computer virus

— Alex Lanigan (@AlexLanigan)

Today we remember Randy Quaid, who bravely gave his life to stop the alien invasion on Independence Day. #4thofJuly

— Mark O'Connell (@mocfilms)

Happy Independence Day. 18 years since Will Smith saved us from alien invasion. #IndependenceDay

— Stephen Walker (@Stephen_Walker6)


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