The Funniest Memes of 2020 (So Far)

It’s only February, and so many hilarious moments have already happened.

By Felicity Cain/


Even though it feels like it’s been three years long, 2020 has still only just begun, and we’ve already been hit with an onslaught of great meme content. From Brad & Jen‘s adorable reunion to Billy Porter winning the Grammys red carpet to the very specific art of picking the right subway seat, we’ve seen a variety of hilarious and quirky memes. We’ve compiled a list to give you the rundown on the funniest memes of 2020 thus far. You’re welcome!

Dolly Parton Challenge

​​​​​​Country queen Dolly Parton is now also a Meme Queen thanks to starting the “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder” challenge, also known as the #DollyPartonChallenge. The meme spread like wildfire and plenty of other celebrities have now joined in on the fun, including Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Will Smith. It’s definitely one of the funniest memes of 2020, and we even offered our own take using our Harry Styles cover shoot.

Brad and Jen’s Reunion

It might only be January 2020, but the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston SAG Awards interaction couple might end up the top moment of this whole decade. Truly iconic. Hearts everywhere exploded. I’m still crying. Anything could happen from here!!!!

Billy Porter’s Grammys Hat

​​​​​​An impressive mixture of fashion and technology, Billy Porter’s Grammys hat is perfect for shutting out the haters. Along with a video of the hat in motion, Porter tweeted: “Get on my nerves, and the curtain closes!” Made by Sarah Sokol, the hat was remote-controlled by a stylist at the event via radio signal. It’s definitely one of the funniest memes of 2020 awards season, but I’m left with one question: so…where can I get one?

Which Seat Is Best?

Technically this tweet happened the night before 2020 began, but we’ll let that part slide because @gabefromthebx’s tweet sparked a worthwhile debate over which seat is the best seat in NYC subway cars. Everyone had an opinion, from the door proximity of 1 to the way 4 keeps you out of the way of standing passengers, and it seemed the only thing Twitter could agree on was that 2 was not desirable. There were even spinoffs about standing positions and the best kind of sink to do your skincare routine, making for a seriously funny meme to start off 2020. The best answer was from @MikeDrucker: “Whichever one isn’t inexplicably wet.”

“Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”

​​​​​​This was potentially the comeback of the century. On an episode of Project Runway, judge Brandon Maxwell said he couldn’t see Karlie Kloss wearing what contestant Tyler Neasloney had designed. “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?” Neasloney retorted. The shade. From the moment Kloss reacted, the world could tell she did not appreciate it, and her takedown of the collection went almost as viral as the comment that set her off.

Shakira’s Zaghrouta

Shakira’s tongue became an instant meme at Sunday’s Superbowl. The noise, a Zaghrouta, actually has cultural significance: in a nod to her Lebanese roots, the singer used the Arabic celebratory gesture during her performance. Of course, the internet was quick to provide an onslaught of funny memes referencing Shakira’s gesture, many of which interpreted the gesture’s festive nature by comparing it to their post-Super Bowl mood or praise for the halftime show the artist put on with J.Lo.

Popeyes vs. Ivy Park

After Beyoncé‘s Ivy Park x Adidas collab dropped (along with some incredible haul videos from celebrities like Reese Witherspoon), fans were quick to notice its similarity to Popeye’s uniforms. Wasting no time, Popeye’s created its own line, That Look From Popeye’s. All in good fun, the proceeds from Popeye’s line go to the Popeye’s Foundation. We can definitely get behind one of 2020’s funniest memes supporting a good cause.