The year 2017 is almost ending and everybody is coming out with a recap of things that made the most noise during the year. However, one of the most noteworthy facts of 2017 was the humour quotient that the social media users provided. Almost everything was made into a meme and witty and hilarious captions ruled the internet. At least we can say one thing for this year that people on the internet took things lightly and made fun of almost every situation and made a lot of us laugh out loud. So, from Kangana Ranaut memes to Priyanka Chopra Met Gala memes to the Trivago guy memes, there was no dearth of good humourous content on the internet. Memes ruled the internet so much that Irrfan Khan even went ahead and created a series of memes in collaboration with All India Bakchod (AIB). We’ve made a list of some of the best and most hilarious memes of 2017 that were shared on Twitter and WhatsApp that made all of us roll on the floor laughing. Also Read - WhatsApp's Fate Hangs in Balance as New Rules Require to Identify Originator of a Message | EXPLAINED
If Kangana Ranaut’s Aap Ki Adalat interview was the most watched then the meme that started doing the rounds of the social media was one of the most hilarious. Trivago India guy Abhinav Kumar was made into a meme for his annoying advertisements and catchphrase, “Kya Aapne Kabhi Online Hotel Search Kiya Hai?”. He liked them so much that he is one of the foremost proponents of sharing these memes on his social media platforms (talk about taking things in your stride and sharing a good laugh). Here are some of the best memes of 2017. Funny Instagram Account Gives Hilarious Captions to Celebrity Pictures Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points
1.Kangana Ranaut meme
This meme started doing the rounds after Kangana Ranaut’s interview with Rajat Sharma on Aap Ki Adalat went viral. Kangana Rananut spoke extensively against Hrithik Roshan and the legal battle ensuing between the two actors. The video became one of the most watched but the gravity of the situation did not deter Twitterati from turning this quote from the interview into a hilarious meme. Kangana Ranaut’s Rants Against Hrithik Roshan On Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat Has Become A Hilarious Meme Thanks To Twitterati
2.Virat Kohli lying on the field
Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli took a leaf out of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s book and took rest on the field by lying down during a test match against Sri Lanka. The image soon went viral and gave birth to a gamut of hilarious memes. Virat Kohli Lying on the Field During Test Match Against Sri Lanka is now a Twitter Meme
3.Mahendra Singh Dhoni split meme
In India vs New Zealand, Second T20I MS Dhoni was captured in an awkward position where he was seen stretching to ensure that he doesn’t leave the crease. MS Dhoni might be in the last years of his cricketing career but he is still super flexible and this image surely proves that. India vs New Zealand Second T20I: MS Dhoni Trolled On Twitter After Team India Lost At Rajkot
The memes on Trivago guy is probably one of the most famous and popular memes of 2017. Abhinav Kumar, the India Head at Trivago who features in the advertisements also love these memes making the rounds of the internet and never fails to share them on his social media pages. Who is the Trivago guy? Meet Abhinav Kumar, India Head at Trivago
5.Hum Saath Saath Hain
Hum Hum Saath Saath Hain was an iconic movie when it comes to making memes. Hum Saath Saath Hain was one movie which people love to bash and this meme of Mohnish Behl singing “Yeh To Sach hai Ki Bhagwan Hai” was given new scenarios by the Twitterati and made a lot of us laugh out loud. This Hum Saath Sath Hain Song Turned Into A Hilarious Meme By Twitterati Will Make You LOL
6.Priyanka Chopra Met Gala Dress Meme
Priyanka Chopra the flag bearer of Bollywood in Hollywood film industry made an appearance at this year’s Met Gala. Her Ralph Lauren gown had the longest trench coat and was tailored to identify with her Quantico character Alex Parrish, an FBI agent. However, it spawned a gamut of memes on the internet and Priyanka Chopra the awesome sport that she is even picked her favourite ones. MET Gala 2017: Priyanka Chopra wows with trench coat gown but Twitterati equate it to Swacch Bharat Abhiyan!
7.Kids, Adults, Legends Meme
This was a new joke format that ruled the roost in 2017. People came up with amazing scenarios to define and equate the meme and the tweets were really hilarious. This meme came back in vogue during Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding too. This ‘Kids, Adults, Legends’ joke format has left Twitterati laughing out loud!
8.Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish meme
The still from Hrithik Roshan’s movie Krrish where he tells Rekha on the phone, “Meri shaktiyon ka galat istemal kiya gaya maa (My powers have been misused, mother)” went viral and spawned a series of memes and jokes on Twitter. This Hrithik Roshan Movie Scene From Krrish Has Become A Hilarious Meme All Thanks To Twitterati
9.Irrfan Khan Meme AIB Video
Irrfan Khan became a series of memes himself when he was promoting his film Hindi Medium in May. He starred in a popular video and recreated a bunch of internet’s most popular memes of all times including the Gormint Aunty, Success Kid, and others and came to be known as Dank Irrfan. All India Bakchod provided templates to the Twitterati and people memed their way to hilarious tweets. Irfan Khan is a meme to promote Hindi Medium! AIB video brings Bik Gayi Gormint, Aao Kabhi Haveli pe memes back in trend
10.Shah Rukh Khan Main Hoon Na meme
Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Main Hoon Na was meme-worthy for its idiotic and over-the-top characterization and obviously, Twitterati could not let it dies down. So when a scene from the movie started doing the rounds Twitter users came up with hilarious captions that fitted the bill. The dialogue “Sabko Nahi Milti Laxman” was given hilarious spin-offs and funny captions on Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan’s This Main Hoon Na Scene Is Now A Hilarious Meme (See Pics)
11.The Philosophical Gorilla
The philosophical gorilla, is an inhabitant of the Los Angeles Zoo and this photo of him went viral on Reddit because it looks as if it is holding a TED talk or giving a motivational and inspiring lecture to the assembled people. The picture went viral on Reddit and people started coming up with hilarious captions and witty remarks to explain the picture. A Reddit user had shared the picture with the caption, “This gorilla looks like he decided to have his undergraduate philosophy lecture outside since it’s a nice day”.Twitterati found a philosophical gorilla giving TED Talk and made it into a series of funny memes!
12.Donald Trump’s Covfefe tweet
US President Donald Trump invented a new word ‘covfefe’ which took everyone on Twitter by surprise. The word ‘covfefe’ spurred a gamut of hilarious tweets, reactions and comments and even Amul brought out a topical ad for the same. Donald Trump’s covfefe tweet gives rise to hilarious tweets and memes
13.Shashi Tharoor’s Exasperating Farrago of Distortions
Shashi Tharoor is a well-read man and he proved this with his “farrago” tweet which made everyone to fist out their Oxford dictionaries. This was the first tweet where he used such heavy-sounding English words that people started taking English lessons by reading his tweets rather going back to their own grammar books. After this tweet Shashi Tharoor also gave ‘webakoof’ and ‘rodomontade’ to Twitter but this was the tweet that reached epic proportions. Shashi Tharoor’s tweet for Arnab Goswami’s channel The Republic makes Twitterati run for a dictionary, jokes and memes follow
14.Ishant Sharma’s face
Ishant Sharma became the talk-of-the-town when he was seen mocking Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his fidgety form on the field. Virat Kohli as well as the other players could not help laugh at the hilarious sledging that was happening on the field in the second test match in the India vs Australia series. However, the people who enjoyed the most were the ones on Twitter who took this image of Ishant Sharma and made a meme out of it. Ishant Sharma’s face mocking Steve Smith in Ind vs Aus 2nd test match is the best representation of Monday mornings!
15.Kayode Ewumi meme
The photo of the actor Kayode Ewumi who appears as Reece Simpson on BBC show #HoodDocumentary went viral this year. The Twitter users made hilarious comparisons and gave witty captions to the picture and had the actor reacting to everything under the sun. This meme of Kayode Ewumi is the most hilarious thing you’ll see on Internet today
16.Ivanka Trump looking at Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister visited the US this year and his meeting with US President Donald Trump as well as his daughter Ivanka Trump spurred a whole load of memes. A photo that was captured of Ivanka Trump looking at Justin Trudeau started doing the rounds of social media and Twitter users came up with hilarious and witty captions to explain the situation. With this picture the Canadian PM was named as Justin “Steal yo girl” Trudeau. Ivanka Trump looking fondly at Justin Trudeau cracks Twitterati, gives birth to another meme
17.Aadhaar Card meme
2017 will be remembered for GST and making Aadhaar card mandatory. Even though the Supreme Court is yet to give its verdict on the mandatory policy of linking Aadhaar with all necessary documents, the memes and jokes were rampant on Twitter because let’s face it the government was not waiting patiently for the Supreme Court’s decision. Aadhar Card from unique identity to cliché pun jokes: Amul ads to Sakshi Dhoni, everyone raving about UIDAI
This year’s Indian Premier League final match will be remembered not because Mumbai Indians once again clinched the title but because of Nita Ambani’s mother Purnima Dalal praying fervently for her team to win. Her picture went viral on social media and people were busy wondering who she is until Abhishek Bachchan spilled the beans and laid all speculations to rest by identifying her as the mother of Nita Ambani. However, this did not deter Twitterati from making witty and funny memes on her. Purnima Dalal became famous on social media as the ‘praying aunty’. Meet Purnima Dalal, the aunty who was seen praying for Mumbai Indians IPL win
19.Bolna Aunty Aau Kya
The famous Aunty Ghanti song went viral this year for not any melodious reasons. The track by Omprakash Mishra popularly known as the Sot song became a viral meme and social media was flooded by it. This song by Omprakash Mishra overthrew the jarring ability of Dhinchak Pooja and made her vocal capabilities pale into comparison. Bolna Aunty Aau Kya Events, Sot Memes & Mashups: The Internet Cannot Get Over Omprakash Mishra’s Viral Song
20.Amitabh Bachchan KBC Meme
Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati spurred a whole load of memes this year but the most viral one was with the words, “Meri taraf mat dekhiye, main aapki koi sahayata nahi kar paunga.” The internet found ample amount of humour in Amitabh Bachchan’s lines from the quiz show and gave it a real-life twist with real-life scenarios. Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC Memes Are The Internet’s Latest Addiction: Here Are Top 9 Tweets
Twitterati provided a ray of life to our dreary lives with their humour and wit. The memes that they shared ensured that our internet browsing are not futile and in vain but is full of fun and laughter. These were some of the memes that cracked us up in 2017, although it is not an extensive list and there are many more out there that we might have missed. Do tell us which one is your favourite in the comments below.