It's the Law meme from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

It's The Law

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“It's The Law” is a memorable quote uttered by Mr. Moseby from the 2005 TV comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The quote is used alongside a frame from the show depicting Moseby’s character shouting “it’s the law” as a reaction image and exploitable image macro to an above caption, comment or screenshot, typically to show that something is an unspoken rule, often without needing any justification or reason.


The original scene that the meme originates from is in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody season one, episode 10 called “Cody Goes to Camp,” which aired on June 6th, 2005 on the Disney channel. During the clip (shown below), Mr. Moseby is teaching the character London Tipton how to drive while explaining various rules of the road. At one point, he tells London to put on her seatbelt and when she argues about it, he then proclaims “it’s the law!” which is the scene referenced in the meme.

Although the exact first use of the scene as a meme format is unknown, the earliest known example was posted to the /r/MemeEconomy[1] subreddit by Redditor ThomasdeB1505 on December 10th, 2019. The meme (seen below) received over 22,300 upvotes and 99 comments in six months.

When I'm playing Halo: reach remastered with my friend and he asks me why I'm squatting on the corpse of an enemy IT'S THE LAW DisNEy


On February 21st, 2020, the Instagram[2] page jokezar posted another example of the meme to its page, receiving over 97,600 likes in 10 months (seen below, left). On March 15th, Redditor sheltiefosho posted a version to the /r/AnimalCrossing[3] sub using the format, receiving over 25,200 upvotes and 340 comments in six months (seen below, right).

Girls: Why do boys say Nice everytime they see a 69? Bois: IT'S THE LAW "Why do you constantly rearrange your inventory so that your tools stay in the top four spots?" OIT'S THE LAW

On October 29th, 2020, Redditor villakillareal28 posted a variant to the /r/memes[4] subreddit, accumulating over 42,800 upvotes, 169 comments and several Reddit Awards in almost two months (shown below, left). On November 29th, the Instagram[5] page dogmemejunkie posted another example to its page, accumulating over 28,500 likes in roughly one month (shown below, right).

why do you spin the drill everytime you pick it up? me: IT'S THE LAW Disuey Friend: Why do you pet your dog every single time you walk past him? Me: IT'S THE LAW Dieney

Various Examples

bacteria when you ask them why they wait 5 seconds b4 going on food after it falls on the ground IT'S THE LAW Dienep DisNEy My Girlfriend: Why do you heart react everyone's profile picture? IT'S THE LAW When the judge asks why I killed all the kids in the McDonald's play area after the cashier called out order 66 IT'S THE LAW DieNey

My friend new to Reddit: "Why are you downvoting every ad?" Me: IT'S THE LAW Friend: Why do you call it Anakins lightsab...? IT'S THE LAW When a girl asks me why men leave one urinal empty between each others IT'S THE LAW DieNe



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External References

[1] Reddit – r/MemeEconomy

[2] Instagram – jokeczar

[3] Reddit – r/AnimalCrossing

[4] Reddit – r/memes

[5] Instagram – dogmemeofinsta

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