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The Most Popular Memes from Quentin Tarantino’s Films

Below are a few examples of the most popular memes created by internet users inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s films.

Lukasz Budnik

25 September 2023

Quentin Tarantino is undoubtedly one of the most popular and highly regarded directors today, and every film he directs is a major event in the world of cinema. Tarantino’s filmography has given the world many memorable roles, unforgettable scenes, and iconic quotes. It has also spawned numerous internet memes created by users inspired by scenes from Quentin’s films.

Below are a few examples of the most popular memes created by internet users inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s films. This list excludes individual images using quotes or frames from the films and focuses on viral memes that have proliferated across the internet.

Confused Travolta

This famous meme, often presented in the form of GIFs, originates from a scene in “Pulp Fiction” where Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta, arrives at the Wallace residence, and Mia speaks to him through the intercom. This clip was first used as a reaction in 2012 and has since spawned many humorous interpretations and modifications. It remains one of the most popular memes associated with Tarantino’s work.

Pointing Rick Dalton

In a scene from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) watch a television show featuring Dalton. When Rick notices himself on screen, he points toward the TV. This particular shot became a popular meme in February of this year and has been used as an illustration for various humorous captions, often depicting relatable situations.

Leonardo DiCaprio Laughing

While a frame from the character Calvin Candie, played by DiCaprio in “Django Unchained,” was first used as a meme in 2017, its popularity surged only a few months ago. The image of DiCaprio with his characteristic, wide grin has become an illustration summarizing various situations, often taken from real life, and has undergone creative modifications.

This Is Some Serious Gourmet Shit

Another meme originating from “Pulp Fiction,” this one is based on the scene where Jules and Vincent drink coffee at Jimmy’s house, played by Quentin Tarantino himself. To impress Jimmy, who is helping them dispose of a body, Jules compliments the coffee, saying, “This is some serious gourmet shit.” This quote has been used by internet users as a meme to humorously summarize someone’s possibly peculiar tastes since 2012.

Say What Again!

Anyone who has seen “Pulp Fiction” (and maybe even those who haven’t) surely remembers the scene in which Jules shouts at Brett to say “what” again. This scene also includes famous lines like “English motherfucker, do you speak it?!” and “Does he look like a bitch?” All these lines have become the basis for memes, sometimes directly using the movie quotes and sometimes with slight modifications. This scene has become a rich source of internet humor.

Quentin Tarantino Walking Around

This meme doesn’t originate from a Tarantino film but rather features the director himself. In August of last year, montages of a somewhat puzzled Quentin in a Russian apartment (based on photos from his visit to the Kremlin) began appearing on Twitter. These quickly became a new meme, illustrating awkward situations, including the one shown above.

Quentin Tarantino’s N-word Pass

One characteristic of Quentin Tarantino’s films is how frequently characters use a certain racial slur. This fact has also given rise to a series of memes, often focusing on the theme rather than a specific image. These memes often highlight the idea that white actors can use the slur without consequences.

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

This format doesn’t come from a specific film but is often used alongside images or scenes that somehow relate to Tarantino’s productions. It is frequently used in conjunction with pictures or images featuring feet, alluding to the director’s well-known foot fetish. This year, an absurd modification of this meme circulated online, which read “Quentinen and Tarantined by Writtin Directino.”

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Łukasz Budnik

Lukasz Budnik

He loves both silent cinema and contemporary blockbusters based on comic books. He looks forward to watching movie with his growing son.

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