They say laughter is the best medicine, but a knock knock joke several months into a global pandemic just doesn’t seem like it’s going to do the trick, believe it or not.

Of course, we all had big plans for this year. New decade, fresh start, “2020 will be my year!” we all said. Then, just a month in, the universe said ‘hold my beer.’

I don’t need to remind you of all the grief most of us have endured, all for different reasons. But, when everything around us seems to be going horribly wrong, all we can try to do is find a reason to laugh. Thanks to the comic relief platform that is Twitter, a new meme has risen to help people make light of their current situation.

What this meme consists of is up to the creativity of the user—no two are the same. They take two very contradicting scenes from a film, TV show, or any media really. Above the happier, more pleasant photo they write ‘my plans:’, and above the opposite, disrupted photo they write ‘2020:’. This new trend is a creative and hilarious way to depict what we all thought was happening, and what actually happened. At this point, all we can do is shrug and keep going, right?

There’s hundreds of posts to laugh at on Twitter, but here are some that we just had to share:

A meme that can actually work both ways.

Now this is just unnatural.

5 weeks? More like 5 months.


What the IKEA picture shows vs. what you built

When a movie feels too close to real life.

The ultimate meme for anything that goes wrong in the world.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Unfortunately, this masked villain won’t be saying ‘wazzup’

Maybe all this wouldn’t have happened if Leo got the Oscar sooner.

Too soon?