The Villainous Sue Sylvester From ‘Glee’ Has Become The Internet’s Newest And Most Chaotic Meme
Sue promised she was going to create an environment that is so toxic. Now she's a massive meme.
Remember Glee? It’s hard not to.
The Ryan Murphy-created sitcom was a Frankenstein’s monster of pop culture parts, a fusion of the saccharine nonsense of sitcoms with the chart success of cleaned-up covers and the sheer rampant nostalgia we were all mired in during the early two thousands.
It was the weirdest show on television, but a weird show that somehow became a massive success, producing an army of fans and turning Murphy into one of the most wanted showrunners in Hollywood.
And then there are the memes. For years now, Glee has produced a range of exploitables, each more demented than the last.
But perhaps no trend has been stranger — or more downright enjoyable — than a recent spate of jokes concerning that show’s villain, Sue Sylvester.
See, it all started when Twitter user @elmotumbokon shared a scene in which Sue cruelly delights in the idea of creating “an environment that is so toxic.”
sue sylvester when she's going to create an environment that is so toxic pic.twitter.com/RWtsZFpRv6
— elmo 🌿 (@elmotumbokon) June 28, 2020
Very quickly, the meme began to gain a life of its own, shaped and changed to make fun of everything from Glee itself to anyone else looking to “create an environment that is so toxic.”
ryan murphy making glee pic.twitter.com/gxIbJhJ1hY
— iana murray (@ianamurray) June 28, 2020
Edna Turnbland every time Tracy started causing trouble pic.twitter.com/G0vJb4qFv5
— A (@gubes96) July 2, 2020
everyone except anemics pic.twitter.com/NC4tQPoJL1
— Fletcher Peters (@fIetcherpeters) July 3, 2020
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham each making the other sing the salty breakup songs they wrote about one another pic.twitter.com/7K5KdINyPB
— Chingy Nea, the Mïtskī of Būsšÿ (@TheGayChingy) July 1, 2020
the inventor of plastic: pic.twitter.com/6hucFpwqZL
— giabuchi (@jaboukie) July 1, 2020
me, ever so naively, at the beginning of lockdown: pic.twitter.com/NhCR0GRUm5
— Rory horne (@rorhor) June 30, 2020
requesting a song at the DJ booth pic.twitter.com/OrRjVkgoWM
— Sean Bernard (@seanbgoneill) July 1, 2020
male comedians entering a room pic.twitter.com/9qZdQ5XJBH
— clintoris (@clintoris) June 27, 2020
When I have been at a party for 20-30 minutes pic.twitter.com/oNhRtfxwLA
— Sabina (@sabinameschke) July 1, 2020
Britney Spears in 2003 pic.twitter.com/YxSTcdBzsP
— Liam Maher (@liam_maher_) June 29, 2020
Scottish people agreeing pic.twitter.com/CSkFffsUtQ
— do you want me to call christina aguilera??? (@cmerechicken) June 30, 2020
Then, finally, joyfully, the meme started getting even weirder, somehow.
an ox gaining self awareness pic.twitter.com/E9hLOrPMDJ
— clintoris (@clintoris) June 30, 2020
Me playing Monopoly pic.twitter.com/REd7Ny6QYN
— tim | Ⓥ (@BetterThanToday) July 1, 2020
Who knew that Sue Slyvester murmuring about a desire to create an environment that is so toxic could create so many days of excellent memes?