The Matt LeBlanc as every Irish auld lad meme has gone global in a big way
The best meme Ireland has seen for a long, long time is going around the world.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that the Friends Reunion episode aired in Ireland last Thursday and got a huge reaction across Irish Twitter - with one actor in particular quickly stealing the hearts of the nation.
Many people flocked to the app after noticing that Matt LeBlanc (who played struggling actor and food-loving womaniser Joey Tribbiani in the show) appears to be as fun and charming as his much-loved character, comparing the actor to what could be best described as "every Irish auld man".
*discussing any job title
“And come here would there be much money in that?” pic.twitter.com/G00SNp9spe
— Justine Stafford (@JustineStafford) May 29, 2021
Seemingly everyone in Ireland began screenshotting a moment of the special in which LeBlanc is easily comparable to just about every Irish uncle, with side-splitting results.
Matt LeBlanc is 5 seconds away from slapping his knees and going “well we ought to make a move who’s ready to rock and roll” pic.twitter.com/WmAgtjjugX
— Saz (@sarahlostctrl) May 30, 2021
However, it now seems that the iconic meme has gone global after a number of major American publications reported on the running joke on Monday - and it seems they're enjoying it just as much as we are.
Matt LeBlanc is Ireland's Favorite Uncle in 'Friends' Reunion Show https://t.co/jUeTgd1h26
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 31, 2021
Matt LeBlanc dubbed 'Irish Uncle' by social media after ‘Friends’ reunion https://t.co/W0abjwu8lk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 31, 2021
While normally Twitter weighing in on your general vibe would be terrifying, Matt LeBlanc got to experience the best possible version of ithttps://t.co/bG8Y2o07Nc
— Vulture (@vulture) May 31, 2021
“How You Getting On?”: Ireland Obsessed With “Irish Uncle” Matt LeBlanc After ‘Friends’ Reunion Special https://t.co/DESOS3g0df
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 31, 2021
With such exposure from such high-profile outlets on just how popular the meme has been in Ireland, it may not be long until LeBlanc sees the meme himself. Imagine him re-enacting some of the best ones?
In the meantime, why not take the time to check out (whether it's the first or 100th time) some of the funniest Irish LeBlanc memes from the weekend right here.