Thanks to a New Meme, Matt Leblanc Is Ireland’s Uncle

Seventeen years ago the beloved sitcom Friends played its final laugh track, but a few days ago HBO Max blessed the internet with Friends: The Reunion, the special that we have all been waiting for. Not only did the cast reunite to ruminate on the series and its characters, but they were joined by an all-star selection of high-profile celebrity fans that brought a little extra pizzaz to the special. 

I mean, did you see Lady Gaga singing “Smelly Cat” with Lisa Kudrow? 

While it should come as no surprise that the special sparked Twitter feeds full of fresh new memes, one incredibly niche Friends meme is taking social media by storm this weekend. Ireland, this one’s for you. 

Thanks to a New Meme, Matt Leblanc Is Ireland's Uncle

Matt LeBlanc might be a beloved American actor, but Twitter has decided he’s everyone’s Irish uncle. Don’t worry, I’ll do my best to translate the bits that might not make sense to the non-Irish readers, but these are all very universal situations. We’ve all got that one uncle…





(“C’mere to me” essentially means “come here, I have something important I want to discuss”) 



(Richard Chambers is a journalist with Virgin Media News Ireland, The Longford Leader is apparently not what we call the most reputable of papers. Chambers found this quite amusing.) 


Look at that, Matt’s right at home at the pub! 




These don’t need a translation, do they?




If you’d like to see the rest of Matt LeBlanc the Irish Uncle for a good craic, Twitter user theofluffycat has compiled a thread of the best of the best. 

You can watch Friends: The Reunion on HBO Max

Maggie Lovitt is a writer at Wealth of Geeks where she covers her favorite topics: Star Wars and pop culture nerdery.

In her free time, she is also a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and member of the Screen Actors Guild.