The Best "Me vs. 2020" Memes

So what is the "Me vs. 2020" meme, exactly? Allow us to explain, and show you the very best of what's on social media.

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2020 has interesting year, and it's safe to say that a lot of people are exhausted from the COVID-19 protocol (especially as the weather gets nicer). But on the plus side, it's engendered one of the best, funniest, most adaptable memes the Internet has ever seen. If you haven't seen it, welcome to the "My plans vs. 2020" experience—the first image, your hopes and dreams for the year ahead, the second image depicting the train wreck that resulted. The most creative are classic culture, film, TV, and celeb moments that perfectly reflect the messiness. I don't know about anyone else, but giggling at these iconic moments is making me feel better.

So many celebrity references!

Oh, Britney:

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And an old scandal resurrected for this perfect moment:

And some classic TV and movie moments.

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If you don't get this, watch The Parent Trap immediately:

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Omg my favorite movie ever!!

A little bit of Game of Thrones in there too. 

If you don't know what this refers to, DO NOT Google it because it's incredibly gory.

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And one more (sorry, I'm a nerd):

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And even some recent TV/movies.

Spoiler alert for Grey's Anatomy (and also, lol):

Watch Parasite everybody! Also, spoilers for Parasite

Christopher Nolan's Tenet is supposedly coming soon! theaters? Shit.

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I guarantee these are going to get even more awesome as people stay indoors.

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Katherine J. Igoe

Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.