7 Aca-Awesome 'Pitch Perfect' Memes

by Nick Romano

The Barden Bellas are back for another round of a cappella shenanigans in Pitch Perfect 2 — and, of course, aca-awesome covers and match-ups of our favorite songs. There's a reason these ladies, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp, have come has far as they have: their mixture of blinding spirit (except for Kendrick, who’s too cool for school), awesome vocals and snark that puts even Perez Hilton to shame. All of this makes for incredible viral content, leading to an amazing amount of Pitch Perfect memes out there in the world.

There have been a number of catchy zingers and some situational comedy that has been spun out of Pitch Perfect, most of them involving Fat Amy, if we’re being totally honest. Each one is like a horoscope; no matter who’s reading it, you can probably make connections to your own life. Lines like “aca-scuse me?” and “horizontal running” serve many purposes, from connecting with likeminded friends to cheering us up when we have the worst day imaginable. But, whatever your reason behind seeking them out, they all come in portable, sharable meme-form for greater accessibility.

Before you see Pitch Perfect 2, which hits theaters on Thursday and all this weekend, here are some of our favorite Pitch Perfect memes to get you revved up for the next go.

1. When You're About To Do Something Stupid

Whenever you're thinking about doing something stupid that could potentially have drastic consequences, whether that's trying crystal meth for the first time or making out with a guy like Bumper, just think of Fat Amy's simple yet poignant reasoning.

2. When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

No matter how low my confidence is, I think of how many craps Fat Amy doesn't give, and it gives me the strength to do things like a bikini car wash.

3. When You Walk By The Gym

The summer season is vastly approaching to the point where it seems like we just skipped over spring (at least in New York). That means it's time to get our bodies in beach shape, right? Well, as far as I'm concerned, cardio is the devil.

4. When You Come Into Work

When all other phrasing just doesn't cut it, a simple "You're welcome" speaks louder than epic rants.

5. When You're Talking To... Anyone

Wordplay, glorious wordplay! Fat Amy has a way with words that transforms even things we've heard countless times over into comedic gold. This right here, "lesbi-honest," isn't the freshest joke in the book, but delivery is everything.

6. When You Want To Be Awkward

Pitch Perfect fans will get this instantly, but it's everyone else you have to worry about. For example, it's not the best idea to whip this one out at a friend of a friend's housewarming party. Trust me on this one. The awkward stares are not worth it.

7. When You're Having Any Conversation

And, finally, the cherry on top of the Pitch Perfect meme sundae, the three letters that define all of the franchise's comedy, the one thing that pairs perfectly with just about any other word: "aca-."

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