The 13 Most Meta Moments of 2016

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Do you love yourself a meta moment? Cool, so does 2016. In fact, this year was full of self-awareness and fourth wall breakage that we rounded up a list of our favorite meta moments for you to enjoy over a nice yule log. Happy holidays!

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1 Oh, and When She Got a Kimoji Manicure

Because why not decorate your fingers with tiny animations of...your fingers?

2 Literally Everything About 'Deadpool'

Deadpool is basically 108 minutes of meta realness. It's so meta that even it's meta moments are meta. Think of it as a meta double cheeseburger, each layer more delicious than the next.

3 When Oreo Debuted a Cookies & Creme Flavor

Which is, to be clear, already the flavor of Oreos.

4 When 'Ghostbusters' Trolled Its Trolls

Remember when everyone on YouTube aggressively trolled Ghostbusters' first trailer? (BTW, "everyone" = straight white males.) The movie responded perfectly, by having its leading ladies read the comments section of their own ghost hunting video and come across the following gem: "Ain't no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts."

5 When Winona Ryder Was Cast in 'Stranger Things'

Stranger Things is a self-described "love letter to the '80s classics," and it doesn't get more '80s than Winona Ryder. Her casting is by far the series' most meta moment. 

6 When Rae Sremmurd Did the #MannequinChallenge

@verrlust #mannequinchallenge live during Black Beatles 🕯🕯🕯

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To "Black Beatles," naturally.

7 Oh, and Then Paul McCartney Joined In

Love those Black Beatles #PaulMcCartney #MannequinChallenge #BlackBeatles #RaeSremmurd

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Triple layers of meta. 

8 When Rihanna Wore a Shirt of Herself Wearing a Shirt

#VOTE bih

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Bless this meta queen. 👑

9 When Rory Gilmore Wrote 'The Gilmore Girls'

It's cleaner.

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As Lorelai notes, Gilmore Girls is cleaner. And it's also more meta. 

10 When Jessica Simpson Referenced "Chicken of the Sea"


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Perhaps the single greatest moment of 2016.

11 When Kylie Jenner LOL'd at Herself

This year is just the year of ..

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Remember the time Kylie profoundly mused that 2016 would be the year of "like, realizing stuff." Now she's wearing it on a shirt. 

12 When the Creator of 'Full House' Bought the IRL House

My new house in San Francisco. Look familiar?!

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Truly living the meta dream. 

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