As 2022 draws to a close, social media is starting to flood with people looking back on 2022. From posting photos to reflecting on what they’ve learned, many people warmly look back on great moments.
Similarly, we look back at some of the memes and trends that have emerged on social media over the past year.
Here’s a month-by-month look at some of 2022’s most memorable memes and trends.
January: euphoria meme
second season of euphoria When it premiered on HBO Max earlier this year and aired until the end of February, it spawned a slew of iconic memes.
Principal of Euphoria High School pic.twitter.com/ZeBbcjrW14
— corvs↝ (@Gushieee) January 12, 2022
— out-of-context euphoria (@ooceuphoria) January 26, 2022
i want to see him euphoric pic.twitter.com/aQZ2zyO6Kd
— 🍑 (@PEACHYBLACKG0RL) January 11, 2022
One of Euphoria’s kids dropped his backpack :(( pic.twitter.com/h93J1Qhai0
— Carter Hambley (@carterhambley) January 13, 2022
February: Julia Fox Prank
Julia Fox fell on many people’s radars in early 2022 after debuting her expiring relationship with Kanye West, and her antics made her a recurring topic online.
From eyebrow-raising photoshoots to pronouncing “Uncut Gems,” Julia Fox That A girl among the members at some point. Plus, her loyal Twitter following continues to highlight her antics, so there could be more Julia Fox memes of her in the future!
And what happened to the rock…
— Sandy (@sandyhonig) February 14, 2022
A woman’s urge to do a Julia Fox photo shoot here pic.twitter.com/BoVQLz7ED8
— Lilly (@lillianpat2012) February 20, 2022
These Julia Fox – Uncut Gems muse videos have brought me so much joy over the past few days! pic.twitter.com/z7A885DodY
— awalkingthrophy (@Robbi_Bobbi_Jae) February 17, 2022
school julia fox spider
– yes? yes. (@missrjevans82) February 4, 2022
Julia Fox’s next photo shoot pic.twitter.com/DKHDmiJ2gA
— KIЯK (@Iostb0y_) February 8, 2022
Obsessed with how the most disgusting rocks I’ve ever seen were at a Julia Fox photo shoot pic.twitter.com/UbY0LzHN45
— Samir (@JustSamirOnly) February 15, 2022
March: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock
At the 94th annual Oscars ceremony, Chris Rock took things a step further after clowning Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hairstyle. Did.
Many memes were born in that moment. In addition to the affair between Will and Chris, the internet was caught up in Lupita Nyong’o’s reaction.
The most memorable Oscars moment, the scene where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, quickly turned into a meme template, with new versions being saved every minute.https://t.co/V548hWFEFy pic.twitter.com/R0XXEZW2Zz
— I know your meme (@knowyourmeme) March 28, 2022
Lupita realized that the slap Will Smith gave Chris Rock represented me pic.twitter.com/AJlnlBwiTm
— Ruby (@17MINUTESX) March 28, 2022
— Queen of Bravo (@queensofbravo) March 28, 2022
April: Viola Davis as Michelle Obama
About Viola Davis who played Michelle Obama first ladythe internet had some mixed feelings about how Viola pursed her lips for the part.
God the Father pic.twitter.com/ff8ybgZPZB
—The Bulletin (@onthebulletin) April 15, 2022
Viola Davis as Michelle Obama: pic.twitter.com/MHQ8wns4OS
—K (@sirK88) April 18, 2022
Viola Davis once saw Michelle Obama do a lip thing and ran with it 😭 pic.twitter.com/qN6F20GH3I
— Achmile Martin (@achumilem1) April 21, 2022
Viola Davis as Michelle Obama: 😗
— Lee (@bigfatmoosepssy) April 16, 2022
May: “Legs, Hips, Body” by Kandi Burruss
Kandi Burruss’ “Legs, Hips, Body” hit online in May for its humorous meme potential.
They used to call this a BBL ceremony song on tiktok pic.twitter.com/S3m90BWFyx
— Kamani ☆ (@TEXASTITTIE) May 20, 2022
— Tre (@trectrl) May 21, 2022
Legsssssss’nnnn Hipssssss’nnnn BAH DEE BAH DEEEEE 😭 pic.twitter.com/ZIiFeea3Dk
— ChainzWrld (@JustChainz) May 23, 2022
June: Vengeful Elephant
Stories of an elephant crashing into an Indian woman’s funeral and trampling her corpse circulated earlier this year, sparking a lot of conversation online.
In a shocking situation like this, it’s no surprise that it ended up being meme-ized!
I wondered how the elephant knew the time and place of the funeral pic.twitter.com/oSoSntQ0kY
—FitnessByBravo (@TotalMaxFitness) June 17, 2022
OPRAH: So after you killed her, did you go to the funeral and trample her further?
Elephant: It sure was. pic.twitter.com/caHkdIwqEp
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@kcjj_04) June 16, 2022
Elephant on the eve of that woman’s funeral pic.twitter.com/LAszW5BXev
— gorgeous game Hacking Goon with nice GLUTES (@TheDgtalEmpress) June 16, 2022
That Woman’s Funeral Elephant: pic.twitter.com/DkCkT7fuuT
— 𝐊𝐚𝐲 🦢 (@kayoss) June 16, 2022
It was the energy of the Black Air Force that pulled that elephant up to the funeral Defufufu😭 pic.twitter.com/XDrOUnsCaE
— Ed🗽🤠🇨🇴 (@myVisaExpired) June 16, 2022
July: Mr. Men & little miss meme
this summer, Mr. Men When little miss The series flooded the internet.
The templates are so simple and effective that many users could easily enjoy them.
Which parody meme of Mr. Men based on astrological positioning?
All photos of starbucksslayqueen on TikTok pic.twitter.com/pV7fohIOuG
— Astromeme for Nepo Teenage Babies (@magstrology) July 10, 2022
That’s me, I’m Little Miss pic.twitter.com/Tzg7XebQDB
— fritzstanacct (@roseybunni) July 19, 2022
Making Mr Men memes about men who have wronged you in the past is basically free therapy pic.twitter.com/lxr0UMsnzL
— ✿ Nadia ✿ (@lonesomevenus) July 21, 2022
August: “It’s corn!”
After a web series called Recess therapy His enthusiasm for food became a beloved meme when he interviewed a kid named Tariq about corn.
In addition, collaborations with Chipotle and catchy songs were born.
I’ve been laughing for five minutes and tears are running down my face pic.twitter.com/J4RtLq9l65
— Miniature Mayhem™️ (@MelDubs) August 31, 2022
Corn!!!! 🌽 pic.twitter.com/HbJHKyqEiJ
— Doug the Pug (@itsdougthepug) August 30, 2022
Absolutely no one:
To myself: 🌽IT’S CORN 🌽
I think I found my weekly anthem XD pic.twitter.com/A7Lbpu5zLf
— KHALID◢RJ◤ (@KM___moe) September 2, 2022
wait for it pic.twitter.com/4ivkt8YJMy
— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) August 27, 2022
September: Rihanna’s Super Bowl Announcement
On Sept. 25, Rihanna surprised fans after candidly announcing she would be performing at the 2023 Super Bowl. It has created a trend among brands.
Some companies that have jumped on the trend, such as Popeyes and Dairy Queen, have effectively turned Rihanna’s announcement into an entire social media marketing strategy.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 25, 2022
— Popeye (@Popeyes) September 26, 2022
— Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) September 26, 2022
October: Spirit Halloween Costume
As the internet geared up for the spooky season, a meme revolved around the famous Spirit Halloween costume bag.
Everything from celebrities to humorous themes could be impersonated via this meme template.
November: Kamala Harris sings “Wheels On The Bus”
Vice President Kamala Harris laughed off her rendition of “Wheels on the Bus,” and Twitter users went crazy for it.
The video of Kamala cracking herself up is nothing new, but something about this incident seems to have hit otherwise. joker.
Joker before blowing up the bus in Gotham pic.twitter.com/fx2Gde4yeC
— ༺𝒢𐀔𝒥༻ (@gothjafar) November 10, 2022
Kamala The Wheels On The Bus Spins Around pic.twitter.com/WXb0g2zlyu
— Alison Reese Alien Superstar (@alienreese) November 12, 2022
kamala harris singing wheels on bus reaction video stan twitter meme pic.twitter.com/1nCDaIE7nr
— The Memes Archive (@TheMemesArchive) November 14, 2022
December: Dead Celebrity Prank
Finally, it should be recognized that a recent social media trend revolves around TikToker pranking seniors. Specifically, a video centered around people documenting their parents’ reactions to the fake news that a beloved celebrity has passed away.
In addition to the video itself, people are trending on Twitter impersonating fictional characters.
I don’t cry like these poor women pic.twitter.com/b964vDMYRG
— ً (@waitisovah) December 24, 2022
Lois Griffin dies at 43 pic.twitter.com/uhmTyeKrTl
— Patti LaRaba 💌𓆦 (@minesdemon) December 25, 2022
Oh no.Charlie Brown dies at age 6
— Sarah Schauer 🦂 (@sarahschauer) December 25, 2022
Keep an eye out for these notable memes and trends, and get ready to see what 2023 has to offer!