Emoji Sheriff

Emoji Sheriff

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Updated Apr 30, 2019 at 06:56AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

Added Jul 10, 2017 at 11:32AM EDT by Adam.

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Emoji Sheriff refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter in which a person creates the likeness of an old American West law enforcement officer using various emojis. The character then introduces itself with "Howdy. I'm the sheriff of X. I'm gonna X," with X changing depending on the emoji used.


On June 7th, 2017, Brandon Wardell tweeted the first sheriff using the "100" emoji and the caption "howdy. im the sheriff of suckin u off. im gon suck u off."[1] The tweet gained over 8,500 retweets and 24,000 likes (shown below).

tweet with a sheriff figure made from the 100 emoji with caption saying he's going to suck you off


The first variations following Wardell's tweet also used the 100 emoji. One of the most popular was posted by @pittooey[2] and used the sheriff with a respecting women joke that gained over 280 retweets and 300 likes (shown below, left). Over the course of June and the beginning of July, the snowclone evolved to include various other emojis. The most popular to date, posted by @DOGGEAUX[3] on July 7th, 2017, included various train emojis and gained over 27,000 retweets and 87,000 likes (shown below, right). The emoji sheriff first drew media coverage on July 9th, 2017, when the trend was covered by Smosh.[4] Select All[5] covered it the following day.

sheriff figure made from the 100 emoji with caption saying he's going to respect women sheriff figure made from train emojis with caption wondering why there are so many train emojis

Various Examples

howdy. im the sheriff of only developed country w/o universal healthcare 叩叩叩 叩叩叩叩叩叩 叩叩 卻卻 howdy im the sheriff of cold ones. Crack open a cold one with the boys howdy. im the sheriff of dead memes. ive came for the sheriff memes i'm the ikea sheriff, please take my flat pack home and assemble me at your leisure howdy. i'm the sheriff of vaguely sexual emojis howdy. i'm the bee sheriff. we saving these mf bees

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