When I first encountered this meme I could not stop laughing. This meme derives from an episode of the Fairly Oddparents on Nickelodeon where Timmy’s dad was showing him his collection of trophies—specifically the one he could’ve had. The person who created this meme swapped out Timmy’s dad’s head with two different headshots of Leonardo DiCaprio instead as a representation of how Leonardo DiCaprio is probably feeling after acting for so many years and not winning an oscar yet.
This year, however, Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for the Revenant. Therefore, all of the Leo and Oscar memes are pretty much irrelevant now because of the fact that Leo finally has won an oscar. Regardless, I still think the Leo memes are really entertaining and it’s crazy to know that there is such a wide variety of different types of Leo memes.
To create a successful meme is to have it shared on multiple platforms on social media such as reblogs/likes/reposts. I say this because as I mentioned, there is a pool of memes out on the Internet so it would be better to have your meme stick out especially through different platforms. You want to create a meme that no one has thought of yet either because that attributes to the creativity of it. Further, you should use images/correlations that people can relate to and are familiar with. For example, there is a wide variety of people who have watched the Fairly Oddparents and are aware of how Leonardo DiCaprio has yet to win an oscar (prior to this past Oscars). Another thing to take into consideration is the quality of images and the text. There are multiple websites where you just have to upload the image and select the text you prefer and it’ll create it for you. One popular site is memegenerator, but it is really easy to just search for one on Google if you choose not to use that site.
If you go on KnowYourMeme, you have the ability to see the origin and when it first became popular as a meme!
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