So the other morning, some nitwit with the password for ABC’s “Good Morning America’s” Twitter account embarrassed the show, the network and humanity in general by inexplicably calling famous and not-so-famous memes by the wrong name, including somehow using the #hashtags “#smockin and #TeaLizard and the internet understandably went nuts.
We get it, #GoodMorningAmerica, we do. Not everyone can be as up on their memes as we are here. And that frog does sort of look like the GEICO lizard thing. But even though he sounds British, that isn’t him drinking tea in the famous meme. It’s obviously one of the Budweiser frogs from the late 1990s “Bud-Wise-Er” ad campaign drinking tea. And that’s what makes the meme funny. Clearly.
Memes are tricky to stay on top of. Like the one with the dude from “Game of Thrones.” Not everybody knows that the original line is “One does not simply become the Hand of the King and solve his murder without getting beheaded in front of his daughter #SpoilerAlert.” But it was.
Or back in the early days of memes, when one of our favorites was making the rounds, the #You’reTheManNowDog. Which of course, was a phrase uttered by Sean Connery to Goldfinger in the classic James Bond film, Dr. No. We love us some #JamesBond.
Though, admittedly, we don’t know what the heck the GMA Twitter account guy was talking about when they hashtagged #smockin. Maybe it’s a really old guy trying to show how hip he is. Maybe he’s really a huge #JimCarrey fan. We will have to research the #MaskMeme.
And as for not knowing that it was a dang frog drinking tea, maybe he’s a millennial who has no recollection of the Budweiser frogs and how the landscape of beer advertising was changed when they croaked their utterances.
Or maybe the internet is right and he’s just a massive tool.
But that’s none of our business.
You are now informed. Go and do likewise.