The Star Wars franchise has expanded in a huge way ever since its first film opened in theaters in 1977. And though its Skywalker saga — spanning nine movies and 42 years of cinema — finally came to an end in 2019, the franchise has started to explore new territories with The Mandalorian series that premiered on Disney+ in the same year. But since the next Star Wars film won’t come out until 2022 and the second season of The Mandalorian won’t arrive on the streaming service until this fall, now seems like a perfect time to look back on the franchise.
Of course, re-watching all the Star Wars movies and TV series is the ideal way to grasp how the George Lucas-created franchise has changed over the years. But if you don’t have the luxury of time to do that or don’t want to relive the saga’s heartbreaking scenes all over again, then browsing Star Wars memes on the Internet would be enough.
Star Wars has one of the biggest fandoms in the world, so thousands of memes based on it can be found in all corners of the web. But the most hilarious ones are those that make fun of the franchise itself by pointing out its creative issues, narrative inconsistencies, and scientific inaccuracies, all for the sake of humor. Below is a list of some of the best Star Wars meme ever:
#1 Just drop it, Luke. Drop it!
For the record, we don’t think Luke Skywalker is a complete fool. But he’s definitely not the brightest crayon in the box.
#2 Why you don’t dare a Jedi
Jedis don’t back down from a challenge, even if that includes turning every single line from the prequel movies into a meme.
#3 It always pays to check the label
Bitterness, literally and figuratively, can really kill you.
#4 Baby Yoda has turned the tables
The Mandalorian may be a side story, but it sure is more revered by fans and critics than the last Star Wars film. And with Disney planning to expand the world of the Disney+ series through spinoffs, it looks like the Baby Yoda show is really on its way to becoming the Star Wars franchise.
#5 Oh, uhm … thank you?
You think this is why women billionaires are on the rise? We think so, too.
#6 Baby Yoda on Titanic
As funny as it may seem, Baby Yoda doesn’t really need saving from Billy Zane’s Caledon Hockley. Because if The Child was on the Titanic, he would have easily taken care of the iceberg by harnessing the power of the Force.
#7 Choose your fighter
If the level of intensity and commitment is the major criterion, then Padmé Amidala and Rey Skywalker are tied in the first place. But if we’re looking for something that will leave a lasting impression, then Princess Leia is the runaway winner, with Luke as the runner-up.
#8 Game face on
If you’ve already turned every iconic Star Wars scenes into a meme, then it’s about time to create new ones using Star Wars LEGO minifigures. While they’re not the real thing, they definitely look cuter than their live-action counterparts. Don’t you find Anakin Skywalker’s LEGO version charming?
#9 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker vs. The Mandalorian
While this meme is hilarious, some longtime fans were quite hurt by it as it was shared on the Internet months before the release of the film. As a result, people who have seen the meme already have a negative impression about the movie before they can even watch it.
#10 But would he want to return for real?
Though credited as the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas was not involved in the sequel trilogy of the Skywalker saga. And with so many fans disappointed with the last few Star Wars films, it’s not surprising that some fans would like to see Lucas return and oversee the franchise once again.
#11 Scientific inaccuracy
The vacuum of outer space prevents massive flames and explosions seen in Star Wars from happening in real life. Since space is void of oxygen and fire needs oxygen to exist, it’s really difficult for things like starships to blow up the way they did in the movies and TV series. But because explosions are cool spectacles, this scientific inaccuracy doesn’t really matter to most viewers.
#12 Star Wars memes know no boundaries
Star Wars memes are everywhere, and we’re not complaining at all. While the bulk of it can still be found on Reddit, more and more are popping up on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and yes, even on LinkedIn.
#13 Classic mom trick
People who say “always listen to your mom” have probably not experienced this kind of betrayal. Saying that dinner’s ready when it’s really not, is one of the quickest ways to break someone’s trust.
#14 Who says video games are only for kids?
No one is old enough for video games. In fact, in the U.S. alone, 39 percent of video game players are 36 years old and up. So don’t feel bad; nobody would judge you if you take your last breath while playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
#15 Baby Yoda’s puppy face
If you’re as cute as Baby Yoda then this would definitely work. But if you’re not, don’t even try it. Please save yourself from shame.
#16 Anakin with AirPods on
While that pair of AirPods make Anakin look a little bit cooler, we don’t think it would have changed the outcome of the Duel on Mustafar. In fact, if we’re being honest, we think Obi-Wan Kenobi would have defeated Anakin way sooner if he’s wearing those Bluetooth earbuds during their final fight.
#17 Jar Jar Binks vs. Jason Sudeikis’ stormtrooper
Because of his annoying personality and racist tendencies, Ahmed Best’s Jar Jar Binks has been the most hated Star Wars character since his debut appearance in 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This, however, may no longer be the case after Jason Sudeikis’ irked stormtrooper remorselessly punched Baby Yoda not once, but twice in the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian.
#18 Rey Skywalker, no?
At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey — despite learning that she’s the granddaughter of Sheev Palpatine — chose to call herself a Skywalker. While some fans feel that Rey has fairly earned the Skywalker name, others think that she doesn’t deserve it at all. Clearly, this meme is made by a fan who’s quite disappointed with how the movie concluded.
#19 Baby Yoda as a Trojan horse
If your girlfriend has remained uninterested in checking out anything Star Wars despite all the nudging from you for years, introducing her to Baby Yoda may finally do the trick. After all, Baby Yoda’s out-of-this-world cuteness is something that no one can resist.