No doubt, the plot of the new Netflix drama,There’s nothing to laugh about. In the show that could end , financially strapped people compete in a tournament of children’s games where the losers are killed. Not very funny. But the show has captured the imagination of the public and as always, memes and jokes followed.
It’s easy to see why — the Squid game has many complex characters, as well as lots of fascinating scenes and objects (Dalgona cookies, the game organization’s business card, outfits). This meme is full of content, and here are some of the best. (Some shows show spoilers ahead, be careful.)
squid games candy memes
In one episode, contestants have to carve a piece of Dalgona candy from a tin without breaking the shape. It’s not easy, though a smuggled cigarette lighter and eventually some licking gets the job done for some players.
One meme shows the toughest shape, the infamous umbrella, with the caption, “Law Professor: The exam won’t be so bad,” and then the Umbrella Challenge in the form of the exam.
And another declared, “After me breaking the umbrella for the red men at Squid Game: Double or Nothing?”
squid game red light green light robot memes
In the first game, contestants must play Red Light, Green Light, but with a creepy twist. A giant robot of a little girl turns around to watch the people who move after she says “Red Light”. Walking, of course, is deadly. And the robot is irresistible to meme-makers, many of whom set the doll’s dance videos to a song of their choice.
squid game marbles memes
If you’ve seen the show, oops, you know the emotional punch of the episode in which the contestants all play for a chance to advance. Let’s just say the game set-up wasn’t what the teams hoped for, and tears welled up. (Some big spoilers in the memes.)