Someone Put a Gele on This Popular Patrick Meme and African Twitter Went Crazy with the Jokes
The jokes that have come with this meme show our common struggles as African kids.
We can't reach the end of the week without providing you with some laughs.
For some reason, characters from the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants have become evergreen memes that young adults, who grew up watching the show, use on the internet for various purposes. The latest, is this one of Patrick—or Savage Patrick.
Aside from generating hilarious memes using this photo, there are people who take it upon themselves to remix it in their own way. Once someone decided to photoshop a gele with gaudy jewelery on him, like your typical African auntie, it was a wrap.
African Twitter commenced going down memory lane with our daily struggles as African kids with the women in our lives, as well as referencing Nollywood notables and a classic Vine. Despite our tears from laughter reading these triggering jokes, we realized how much our shared experiences truly connect us more than we think.
Here are some of our favorites below.
'I saw your child talking to the opposite sex on the main road' 'Thank you my dear sister, I will deal with them.' https://t.co/ocbQGp6mK6— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520351361.0
"Bring that money your Uncle gave you, let me save it for you" https://t.co/AEv7IJRyDi— kob (@kob)1520340642.0
When your kids are upstairs and the remote is right next to you. https://t.co/dj4fE3Znw7— Scammy Abraham (@Scammy Abraham)1520355556.0
When your mom has approved your Travel plans with friends and 2 days before you leave, she has a dream. https://t.co/UZVmo1mSrZ— Boggawolf (@Boggawolf)1520362675.0
Patience Ozokwor putting poison in her husbands food. https://t.co/6tsFaAx5NN— Kaizoku-ō (@Kaizoku-ō)1520347171.0
"DAVID always put a cover on it before putting it inside the microwave" https://t.co/yI0ZRIptzH— zoey (@zoey)1520350262.0
“Dooo you remembaaa me? I used to carry you when you were so small” https://t.co/ctCSP0XIfI— DJ Matthews #Timelin3 (@DJ Matthews #Timelin3)1520357977.0
When your aunt sees you're only bringing one suitcase for your trip home but your ticket allows for two free pieces… https://t.co/whg5mp5H1F— 🇰🇲M’baku Stan Account🇰🇲 (@🇰🇲M’baku Stan Account🇰🇲)1520372785.0
African mums when they manage to sneak egusi and stock Fish past customs at the airport https://t.co/9OMt04Tt7g— lol (@lol)1520362385.0
When your mom wakes you up to wash dishes https://t.co/ImXQRKPxAD— Uncle Charles ¹⁵ 🇳🇬 (@Uncle Charles ¹⁵ 🇳🇬)1520364585.0
“when will you find job?” Me: but...I’m a writer tho...I told you this “EHEN! SO YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND NOW YOU DIS… https://t.co/TvcIv0SVz6— alisha acquaye (@alisha acquaye)1520373995.0
Twitter user @jesuisjoy_xo won this meme—hands down.
hmmmm this is a nice whatsapp message , let me forward it to ALL OF MY CONTACTS https://t.co/7MGyxdcMT3— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520351268.0
'You are very beautiful, you will marry my son' 'my dear, my son is an engineer, you will marry him' https://t.co/t1o1DhQoZS— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520350466.0
*blocks mum from hitting you* SO NOW YOU WANT TO FIGHT ME? https://t.co/fhlsKAYr8q— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520352253.0
'Come , i won't hit you' https://t.co/mzlkY5A0tU— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520349562.0
'when I was your age I was the head of my class' https://t.co/tbbNMVO2Vv— skudududududu (@skudududududu)1520353838.0