Practice English Speaking&Listening with: DO PARENTS KNOW MEMES? (REACT: Do They Know It?)

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- (FBE) Today we're gonna find out how well you know

classic internet memes. - Ooh, I will fail miserably.

- Ugh. Okay.

- I don't know if I'm gonna do too well on this.

- Good luck with that.

I probably don't know any.

- Oh god! I don't even know what a meme is! What's a meme?

- I've seen the word before, but what is it?

- (FBE) Merriam-Webster defines a meme as

an idea or behavior that spreads from person to person.

It's usually in the form of a photo or a video.

- Okay. I think I've heard it before.

- I'm gonna probably suck.

- I see many of 'em. I just--

I pronounce it different.

- (FBE) How do you pronounce it? - "Me-mes."

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- (FBE) Okay, so do you know the name of this meme?

- I don't. Is it just called sadness?

- Is this supposed to be funny or-- I'm just not getting it.

- There is a lady crying,

but I can assume you can put so many things next to it.

- I don't know that meme. Is it a housewife or something?

- She is really sad.

But I'm sure there's something funny attached to it.

- She looks so sad, and she's crying. What's wrong with her?

- I have never seen this picture before.

It could be for a number of things--

you know, wife, husband-related.

- (FBE) So here's an example of how it's used.

- "Just used my last Pandora skip for the hour.

Next song is even worse." Oh, totally know that one!

- (chuckling) That's happened to me so many times.

- I'm sorry. I just don't get it.

- Okay, now I understand this. Yes, the kids do this on--

they put a lot of these types of things on Instagram.

- I guess this lady is--

is she making a mountain out of a molehill?

- Stressed housewife who has nothing better to do but complain.

- "Forgot I was watching a recording.

(chuckling) Sat through commercials." Yes, that's funny.

- She needs to get a grip.

- That never happens to me. I'm very patient.

I always go through the commercials.

- I do not know the name of the meme,

but I know exactly how she feels.

- (FBE) Do you know the name of this meme? - No, I don't.

- Crying over spilled milk.

- Drama queen housewife.

- Sadness over mostly trivial little things.

- First-world problems! (chuckling)

- (FBE) This meme is...

- "First world problems." (chuckling)

Oh, wow. Okay, I get it.

- "First world problems." Oh my god. I have all those problems.

Listen to me with my first-world problems.

- Can you imagine other people seeing this and being like,

"Really? Just suck it up."

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- (FBE) Do you know the name of this one?

- Mm-mm. A penguin.

- (delighted) Oh, a penguin. I love penguins.

- The penguin meme, this I recognize.

- Don't know what it is. (laughing) But I do recognize it.

- Bitch penguin. That's what I'm gonna say it's called.

- (FBE) Here's an example.

- "Didn't hear what they said.

Smile and hope it wasn't a question."

- (laughing) Oh my gosh, that makes me laugh.

- I do that in meetings quite often.

- (amused) That's like kids in my classroom.

I can relate to that one.

- Someone says, "Happy birthday."

You say, "Thanks, you too!" (busting out laughing)

- That happened to me many times, and it's embarrassing.

- That's terrible. That's just awkward.

- Isn't that like a common response? "You too."

You say it, and then you want to take it right back

and immediately walk away.

- This would be called saving face penguin.

- (FBE) Do you know the name of this one?

- Oh man. I don't know. What is it?

- I'm still clueless, kinda like this penguin.

- I've DEFINITELY seen the penguin meme.

I don't know.

- Penguin problems?

- I would say penguin problems.

But I mean, heh, I don't know if anybody could relate to that.

- Awkward situations?

Awkward socially? Socially awkward?

- (FBE) So this one is socially awkward penguin.

- Oh, that's cute. (laughs) I love it.

- I'm gonna remember that, 'cause that is me.

- I don't really get that one. My meme game is weak.

- Kinda like me. I don't understand what's going on.

- "Socially awkward penguin."

I just had more attitude about it, because I don't feel awkward.

I'm just like, "Play it off, bitch."

- ♪ Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta

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- (FBE) Okay, next meme.

- Yes, one of the Simpsons characters?

- This meme I've seen all the time.

- I've seen it, but I don't know.

- Fry, right?

- "Not sure if following me or just going the same way."

- Like going with the crowd?

Um... I don't get it.

- That's kind of a fear of being followed type of situation.

- "Can't tell if she's humoring me, or if I'm really funny."

Perfect, especially with the eyes.

He's just like, "Not quite sure."

- Yeah, me too, man.

- This meme's got to be about really just-- like, he's paranoid.

- (FBE) So do you know the name of this meme?

- I don't know too much about it.

- I didn't hear about this one.

- Suspicious norm.

I'm pretty darn close, aren't I?

- Yes, I completely recognize this.

Why am I blanking on it?

- And if I had to guess,

paranoid Fry?

- (FBE) So this one is Futurama Fry or "not sure if..."

- (angrily) Dang it!!

- Is that his character's name? Fry?

- Oh yeah, they all did say, "Not sure if..."

Ugh, that was kind of an obvious one.

- Maybe I'll start using that.

I'm not sure if I get it or not.

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- (FBE) How about this one? Do you know the name?

- Where have I seen that kid?

- I have totally seen this one before.

I feel bad for this guy.

- I totally recognize it.

It's actually probably like, if I were a dude,

that's what I'd look like in seventh grade.

- "Opens own business. Gets fired."

Now that is-- that's funny.

That's sad but funny.

- Guess he's uncool.

- It's a loser meme.

That's like the kid that's the butt of everyone's joke.

- "Briefly dates Taylor Swift.

Doesn't write a song about him."

- Yeah, buddy. That's how it goes.

- (sympathetically) Poor dude. Oh!

- He's that kid that doesn't catch a break,

probably because of how he looks.

- (FBE) Okay, do you know this meme? - I don't know it.

- Mm, no. Loser?

- Awkward moment? Like, oops?

- Bad Luck Bob.

I've seen it, but I don't know the official name of it.

- Everything he does is just--

you know, he gets dissed by everybody.

- (FBE) It's Bad Luck Brian. - "Bad Luck Brian."

That was so close.

- "Bad Luck Brian."

(sympathetically) Oh, poor Brian.

- (FBE) The original pic is a yearbook photo

of a guy named Kyle Craven,

who has since embraced the meme

and started a YouTube channel that brings his character to life.

- Good for him. That's outstanding. I'm gonna have to see those.

- Oh, way to go, Brian. Very good.

- I wonder if he had a bad time in high school, really,

and he's just now turning it around to something good.

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- (FBE) Here's your next one.

- Oh, I don't even know who that is.

- I do not know that meme. I know the dude.

- I can't remember what they call him.

- The Most Interesting Man in the World?

- Yeah, that's the Most Interesting Man in the World.

- The Most Interesting Man in the World. Of course.

- "I don't always do the recycling.

But when I do, I look like a raging alcoholic."

That's hilarious.

- I kind of feel for him on that one. (cracking up)

- Damn right, man. He's always drinking.

- Well, yeah. With all the Dos Equis, yeah, that makes sense.

- "I don't always eat bacon.

But when I do, I put extra bacon

(chuckling) on my bacon."

He's an extra kind of guy.

- I'm all about that. I'm not ashamed. Bacon is good.

- See, that's why he's the most interesting man in the world.

- Oh my god, this is gonna drive me bat-shit crazy.

What is it? The Most Something Guy in the World, right?

- (FBE) Do you know the name of this meme? - No.

- Isn't that the Most Interesting Man Alive?

- Yes, the Most... Interesting Man in the World, I believe?

- (FBE) This one's called...

- "The Most Interesting Man in the World." Oh.

- "Interesting"!

- (with accent) I don't always drink beer.

But when I do, I drink Dos Equis.

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- (FBE) Okay, last meme. - Okay.

(affectionately) Aww. That kid is so cute.

- Oh, I think I've seen this one before.

- That's the baby I've seen.

He's not flipping the bird, but I've seen that.

- Yes baby.

That's all I got, is yes baby.

- "Thought today was Thursday. It's Friday."

Oh, he's like, "Yes!" Huh?

Excited baby?

- "Hell yes" baby. That's what that one is.

- It looks like he's saying, "Yeah! It's Friday!"

- "Colored a picture of a horse. Made it to the fridge."

- That's right. Made it to the fridge.

- He's kinda like tooting his own horn.

- You're the man! That's what I'm talking about!

- (FBE) How about this one? Do you know its name?

- I don't know it.

- Mm-mm, but I remember seeing that baby.

- I will say, "Yeah!" I don't know. What is it called?

- (FBE) So this was... - "Success Kid"?

- "Success Kid." Yeah, that makes sense.

- Anything he does, even if it's wrong, it's still a success.

- That's a great picture. I mean, to catch that picture

and the face that he's making, yes.

- (FBE) How would you feel if your child's photo

became a viral meme?

- Oh my god, that would be awesome!

- Oh my gosh, I would totally love it,

because my girls are cute, and I'm not being biased.

I'm really not.

- If I was a parent of him, I would be very upset.

But then others could take it as an opportunity.

- I just wouldn't like my kid's picture

being thrown all over the internet.

If you're gonna put a meme out there,

then put your own picture on there. Don't grab somebody else's.

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- Bye, guys. My kids are gonna be so disappointed at me.

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