IDK Punchlines meme example and format depicting the scene from Harry Potter where he and Dumbledore approach a shriveled Voldemort.

"IDK" Punchlines

Part of a series on Recaption. [View Related Entries]

Updated Jun 22, 2022 at 07:14AM EDT by Philipp.

Added Nov 15, 2021 at 02:11PM EST by Philipp.

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.

About

"IDK" Punchlines refers to a series of recaption memes in which the entire punchline has been replaced with the word "IDK" (short for "I don't know"). Spawned by a viral What Happened to Him? meme posted in May 2021, the format was popularized on Twitter in November 2021.

Origin

On May 8th, 2021, an unknown user posted a version of the What Happened to Him? meme in which the entire punchline was superimposed by the word "IDK" (shown below) with the original caption crossed out. On May 9th, Instagram[1][2] pages new.incognito.tab and chronic.memesv2 made the earliest found reposts of the image, with the posts gaining over 9,000 likes and 19,200 likes in six months.


What happened to him? IDK a cha e to the he and left

Spread

On May 8th, 2021, Twitter[3] user @funnywes posted a voiced version of the meme, with the video gaining over 21,900 views, 840 retweets and 3,000 likes in six months (shown below).


The format did not see further spread until early October 2021, when the first derivative version of the meme, an Uncle Ben What Happened? meme, was posted. While the author of the edit is unknown, on October 2nd, 2021, Redditor[4] Lomeinator made the earliest found repost of the image (shown below, left). The format saw a surge in prominence in mid-November 2021 after on November 13th when Twitter[5] user @T8KALX posted a remade version of the Spider-Man meme. The post gained over 4,300 retweets and 48,500 likes in two days (shown below, right).


UNCLE BEN WHAT HAPPENED? IDK T: UNCLE BEN WHAT HAPPENED? IDK

In the following days, the punchline was used in several viral Twitter posts. For example, on November 14th, 2021, Twitter[6] user @naisu9K posted a The Lion King meme that gained over 2,200 retweets and 24,900 likes in one day.

Squid Games

SQUID GAMES❗❗ is a ironic meme format that parodies the viral popularity of the South Korean survival drama series Squid Game. The format usually involves adding the caption "SQUID GAMES❗❗* to scenes of characters dying or lying down after being defeated, similar to IDK Punchlines meme format.


Freddy what happend?!?! SQUID GAMES.! SQUID GAMES !! SHINJIRO WHAT HAPPENED? SQUID GAMES

Various Examples


What are we holding on to, sam? IDK TL in t. But what's that shadowy place over there? THAT'S REN SIM IDK BORDERS, UNERE. imgflip.com QUIET ROBE WHAT HAPPENED? SHF CAN YOU KILL TOMURA SHIGARAKI? TELL ME. IDK HAS AN OVER

Search Interest

External References

[1] Instagram – new.incognito.tab

[2] Instagram – chronic.memesv2

[3] Twitter – @funnywes

[4] Reddit – Uncle ben

[5] Twitter – @TBKALX

[6] Twitter – @naisu9k

Recent Videos

There are no videos currently available.

Recent Images 13 total



+ Add a Comment

Comments (3)


Display Comments

Add a Comment


Hauu! You must login or signup first!