Holy crap, y'all, the Internet is having way too much fun with "The Young Pope." The HBO series, starring Jude Law, premiered Sunday, Jan. 15 on HBO. No clue if it will be a hit with viewers, but it has already graced Twitter with some hilarious memes. If the show itself is half as creative as the fans already mocking it, we will be truly blessed.
Check out some of the early irreverent tweets:
— Horse Washington (@stodgeoff) January 5, 2017
"of course you don't like my hat. not everyone 'gets' what vetements is doing. but i do. i'm very young." pic.twitter.com/i0pdtYVzbF
— Alex Alvarez (@soalexgoes) January 4, 2017
[white smoke billows from the sistine chapel]
cardinal: behold. a new pope has been chosen
young pope: it's not smoke it's vapor
— dan mentos (@DanMentos) January 6, 2017
Take me down to the Vatican City
Where the Pope is young and the tone is gritty
— Alicia Kraft (@TheAliciaKraft) January 5, 2017
Into this The Young Pope spinoff pic.twitter.com/fLWTDRDBTk
— Aly Monroe (@monroealy) December 28, 2016
Jude Law on the set of THE YOUNG POPE pic.twitter.com/MfrjF7PLoV
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) December 30, 2016
— One Eye's GF (@hereticalhussy) December 22, 2016
30 Popes Under 30
— Rachel Sanders (@rachelysanders) January 5, 2017
Okay, so we all agree the porn version will be THE HUNG POPE. Do we all agree the Pope's name will be Pope Penis XXL?
— Oak (@tiredboredblog) January 5, 2017
Is "Young Pope" the first time a SNL sketch has become TV series?
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 6, 2017
THE YOUNG KNOPE pic.twitter.com/QC0ilW3B6V
— delicious sticky boy (@jacobtwop) January 5, 2017
It's a bit surprising no one went for an Olivia Pope from "Scandal" angle, but there's still time.
During Saturday's TCAs press tour, Jude Law was asked if he had heard about the tweets, and it turns out this is his education on the very concept of a meme:
"Having spent the last week in New York and doing lots of press I've become very aware. But until this week I've been completely unaware of what a meme was." He added, "I hope [the memes] will prompt interest and intrigue. I don't know if meme trends are reflective of young people's interest but if so I hope [young viewers see the show]."
"The Young Pope" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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