The 'me on Ellen' meme turns Ellen's generosity into hilariously dark comedy
On Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show, she often surprises people with a heartwarming present: an 11-year old singer got a visit from Idina Menzel, a "funky white sister" got to perform Work It with Missy Elliott, a pair of mother and daughter superfans got a trip to Los Angeles to see a taping of the show - you get the idea.
The segments make for captivating television, and now they've inspired a hilarious meme: Twitter users imagine themselves as guests on Ellen's show, where they express their deepest desire. No matter how dark or gruesome, she grants their wish like a benevolent god, and they tear up with gratitude. Here are some highlights:
Drown your sorrows
Go ahead and shake hands
Wonder if he'll apologize for Song Of The South
Therapy is important
iT wAs aN iNsIdE jOb
I love the smell of napalm in the morning
"That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die"
"Scientists are liars!" - anti-vaxxers, probably
Gotta collect them all
Justice at last
Won't kill Princess Leia though
It's getting meta
She has powers we don't understand
Just don't bring out Mater
I knew it!
Ellen has not publicly acknowledged the meme yet, but she must be aware of it, as an omniscient, magical being. Bring forth the Old Ones!