With Bridgerton (opens in new tab) already well on its way to becoming one of the most-watched Netflix original series of all time, it's safe to say that the world is obsessed with the show's enchantingly modernized portrayal of the Regency era "marriage market." (opens in new tab) Understandably so: It's simultaneously an escapist piece of period drama fluff (opens in new tab), complete with mind-boggling updos and courtly intrigue, and a satisfying rewrite of a stodgy bygone era perhaps best known for the frustrating limitations it placed on anyone who wasn't a rich white man.
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Two centuries later, there's one thing we know to be true about the state of the world: Where there's a hit piece of pop culture, there's an influx of hilariously spot-on memes (opens in new tab)—and so far, the internet has not let us down. Bridgerton fans have flooded social media feeds with hilarious takes on everything from the characters' ridiculously perfect names to their historically-accurate-but-still-highly-worrisome naiveté about the birds and the bees.
Here are 33 of the best we've seen so far.
The requisite character studies:
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Some days I'm Lady Danbury and some days I'm Simon. #Bridgerton https://t.co/zyShxD7bvTDecember 29, 2020
I started rewatching #Bridgerton and this is now an Eloise Bridgerton stan account pic.twitter.com/9iGbCkbPtuJanuary 3, 2021
A very important thread:
Every person on Bridgerton has the perfect name for a Pomeranian puppyDecember 29, 2020
And very intense studies of one character in particular:
Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, King of strong pull out game, Protector of all WAPs, Breaker of backs and the Defender of self pleasure... long may he reign! #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/swgYjKCkWZJanuary 3, 2021
Fine, I admit it. I am a simp for a man named Simon #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/Jhhorg2p3fDecember 26, 2020
...which brings us to #TheSpoon:
#2020 got me wishing I was a spoon #BRIDGERTON pic.twitter.com/yxgO2W3ZRIDecember 30, 2020
Dear author, I fantasize about being the Duke’s spoon. Don’t tell Daphne. 🥄December 31, 2020
#Bridgerton has done the most for spoons since ice cream.December 29, 2020
I acknowledge that Bridgerton is problematic in multiple ways, absolutely... but also, I would like to audition to play The Spoon in season 2December 31, 2020
I should believe "to spoon" now takes on quite a different meaning indeed. pic.twitter.com/KTmsDDlCJMDecember 29, 2020
Eloise's investigative journey:
Me in elementary school, after my mom let me watch Forrest Gump: pic.twitter.com/jWp9dAfAYlJanuary 5, 2021
Eloise trying to figure out how babies are made #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/BWO3JrvxIMDecember 27, 2020
This helps Miss Eloise not. https://t.co/UrKlLh0c06 pic.twitter.com/4dRkUBxcqDDecember 29, 2020
Simon's favorite form of contraception:
Nobody in #Bridgerton : Simon: pic.twitter.com/ox9GbWfyxNDecember 28, 2020
Me when Simon didn’t pull out .... #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/cbLXTrmXmuDecember 31, 2020
New character alert!
The toxic masculinity:
So Simon’s just like “I hate my dad so much I’m always gonna pull out”????? #BridgertonDecember 29, 2020
show me the lie pic.twitter.com/FeLQxydMjPDecember 28, 2020
Any man: *looks at Daphne Bridgerton*Anthony #Bridgerton: pic.twitter.com/PkrqE16cdLDecember 28, 2020
i want him to go therapy so bad #bridgerton pic.twitter.com/9gr5RHBVTODecember 31, 2020
Penelope's much-deserved hype:
How could you not love her?! #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/G8jEcSCh2qDecember 29, 2020
Penelope riding off in that carriage at the end like:#Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/XiNCE6LiCxDecember 30, 2020
Where the fucking callers for my bby @nicolacoughlan in Bridgerton??????? I will sue pic.twitter.com/1wBBtc2ARNJanuary 3, 2021
Actually, hype all around:
mentally I'm here#bridgerton pic.twitter.com/Ib4TjPilFdJanuary 3, 2021
Just watched #Bridgerton and these guys are really like the Jonas brothers omg pic.twitter.com/zXL3wAtmMAJanuary 2, 2021
I’m enjoying #Bridgerton a little too much pic.twitter.com/v5LfCWCGevJanuary 1, 2021
And comparisons to a certain other anonymously narrated show:
xoxo, Lady Whistledown 😌 #Bridgerton pic.twitter.com/QsOkp9lLvLDecember 29, 2020
One episode into #Bridgerton and all I see is Gossip Girl of the 1800s. You can't convince me otherwise. pic.twitter.com/Ea0ZZUwKe0December 30, 2020
Netflix really said "Gossip girl, but make it a period drama"#Ladywhistledown #BRIDGERTON pic.twitter.com/2jhi9UJh81December 28, 2020
Andrea Park is a Chicago-based writer and reporter with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the extended Kardashian-Jenner kingdom, early 2000s rom-coms and celebrity book club selections. She graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2017 and has also written for W, Brides, Glamour, Women's Health, People and more.
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