HBO's new series about, you guessed it, a member of the papacy who's not elderly this time around, has already caused a stir on social media. While not a single episode has aired on the cable network, The Young Pope jokes and memes on Twitter are already a highlight of 2017. It's nice to have something to laugh about.
It's difficult to pin down what it is exactly about this show that makes it so funny and susceptible to memes. Is it the juxtaposition? It is because the title is exactly what the show is? Very few of the memes have anything to do with the actual content of the series, though the series is indeed about a young pope. Perhaps Young Pope jokes are funny just because, you know, most popes are old.
The most popular joke on Twitter is to make up a song about Jude Law's titular character. Everyone has a favorite silly tune, so that's easy for seekers of likes and retweets to pile on with their own take. Without further ado, here are some of the best Young Pope tweets, whether they are song lyrics, imagined pitch meetings, cartoons, and other types of memes.
TEEN 1: Church is so boring.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 5, 2017
TEEN 2: It's so out of touch.
THE YOUNG POPE approaches pulpit: "Some...BODY once told me--"
TEENS: HOLY SHIT
🎶 young pope, get out of my mind— Emily Hughes ✨ (@emilyhughes) January 5, 2017
my love for you is way out of line
better run, pope,
you're much too young, pope 🎶
This is the one that's been stuck in my head.
he'll say to me i see who you truly are— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) January 5, 2017
a girl on whom i can rely
and that's how we'll begin
the young pope and iiiiiiiiii
🎶i'm a bitch / i'm a lover / i'm the pope / only younger🎶— josh androsky (@ShutUpAndrosky) January 4, 2017
WRITER: So, there’s this Pope, right?— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 7, 2016
HBO EXEC: Go on
WRITER: But get this - he’s young. And he fucks
HBO EXEC: [cigar falls out of mouth]
That's how I imagine it went down, too.
hey now, you're a young pope— matt ◉ lubchansky (@Lubchansky) January 5, 2017
not an old pope
he's a young pope— Xena WorrierPrincess (@marianbull) January 5, 2017
he loves his Father
and the Vatican too
"That's what I love about these Young Popes, man. I get older; they stay the same age."— The Cheese 🐙 (@osutein) January 5, 2017
"So what was it like days before world war 3"— Nick Wiger (@nickwiger) January 6, 2017
"To be honest everyone was pretty focused on a tv show about a young pope"
The Young Pope: This ain't your daddy's Pope pic.twitter.com/q18fqxNJEz— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) January 10, 2017
i'm going to be really mad if there aren't at least three reviews of the young pope with the headline 'the young and the popeless'— sexy pinata (@pilotbacon) January 4, 2017
Never forget Obama's reaction to the Young Pope. pic.twitter.com/1yDQcAG39w— Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) January 11, 2017
Gonna miss him so much.
🎶Hey hey I'm Young Pope— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 11, 2017
And people say I'm popin' around
But I'm too busy smokin'
And blessin' everything in town
🎤I FELL IN LOVE— Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) January 7, 2017
with Jude Law as the Young Pope
SHE SAID WHAT
And I told her that he isn't old
HE'S SO COOL
gonna vape outside ur window🎤
she's dressed in taupe / she says "dope," / "come sit next to me, the young pope"— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) January 5, 2017
the young pope— Elaine Filadelfo (@ElaineF) January 5, 2017
the young pope: vatican drift
young & papal
young pope: holy seequel
f8th of young pope
Can't wait for the sequels.
🎵 young pope 🎵— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) January 5, 2017
🎵 you don't have to wear that dress tonight 🎵
oh i just found out the young pope is a real show, i thought all of you were making it up— BAKOON (@BAKKOOONN) January 5, 2017
The way everyone keeps making these jokes, it doesn't seem real.
I'm just a young pope, nobody loves me— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) January 5, 2017
He's just a young pope, from a pope family
You get you a man who can do pope pic.twitter.com/fqpJ0y7rdF— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) January 10, 2017
"Your Holiness--*GASP*"— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) December 30, 2016
We see The Young Pope shirtless in jeans.
"Nothing comes between me and my Calvins," he says. "Not even the Lord."
all I'm saying is I hope I look that young when I'm the pope— David Sims (@davidlsims) January 6, 2017
Amen to that.
Reading all your Young Pope tweets like pic.twitter.com/Gm21OAVDE8— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 5, 2017
If you havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems and the pope is young— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) January 5, 2017
🎶Young Pope!— Chris Person (@Papapishu) January 5, 2017
there's no need to feel down
I said, Young Pope!
pick yourself off the ground
I said, Young Pope! 🎶
Take me down to the Vatican City— Alicia Kraft (@TheAliciaKraft) January 5, 2017
Where the Pope is young and the tone is gritty
COMING OUT OF MY CAGE— Helena Fitzgerald (@helfitzgerald) January 5, 2017
AND THE POPE IS SO YOUNG
HOW DID IT END UP LIKE THIS?
He was a pope— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) January 5, 2017
She was a girl
Can I make it any more obvious
🎵Will you still love me/When I'm no longer young and pontifical🎵— Madeline Raynor (@madelineraynor_) January 5, 2017
30 Popes Under 30— Rachel Sanders (@rachelysanders) January 5, 2017
Good list. Would read.
Forgive me— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) January 4, 2017
they were delicious
and so pope
True Life: Young Pope Twitter Ruined My Marriage— Jaya Saxena (@jayasax) January 5, 2017
We have truly been blessed by this show. Or, at least, its title.