Since the sad and untimely death of Harambe last year, the internet has gone absolutely ape-shit for gorilla memes.
Just this week, we had an excitable gorilla dancing around in a paddling pool to Flashdance’s hit Maniac which in case you missed, you can check out here.
But that’s old news, because now there’s another gorilla taking the internet by storm- TED Talk Gorilla to be precise – and he’s got a lot to say for himself.
It all started on Friday, when the L.A Zoo posted a photo promoting their Roaring Night Summer Music Series, which showed one of their gorillas looking like he was delivering an incredibly important lecture, or was about to announce the latest iPhone.
— Los Angeles Zoo (@LAZoo) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
In almost no time at all the people of Twitter caught wind of the picture and unsurprisingly, made a Harambe joke.
“So boom…this little ass UNSUPERVISED kid jumps in OUR enclosure….” pic.twitter.com/b97wIO7Qs4
— memes (@memeprovider) 24 Ιουνίου 2017
This inspired a whole range of ideas about what the gorilla might be preaching about. Here’s some of the best jokes people came up with:
This gorilla looks like he decided to have this undergrad philosophy lecture outside since it's a nice day https://t.co/c8AdaZckPX
— Nilah Magruder (@nilaffle) 22 Ιουνίου 2017
"So do yall understand now why we are so outraged by Harambe's death?" pic.twitter.com/SFETKHJT80
— Queen Kaneki (@Crislex) 24 Ιουνίου 2017
So I said to myself, "if this can happen to Harambe, it could happen to me" pic.twitter.com/B0KhT3izMy
— pat tobin (@tastefactory) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"I don't even like In the Air Tonight, I'm more of a mid era Sonic Youth gorilla. But, you know, a job's a job" pic.twitter.com/mT0gMqiwoZ
— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"… but in the end it turns out, the mist was inside me the whole time." pic.twitter.com/90LxO02XEG
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) 24 Ιουνίου 2017
"But the real low point for me came in '97" pic.twitter.com/9fJKKI4RfJ
— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) 23 Ιουνίου 2017
"Thanks for coming, I'll keep this brief. I'm not looking to name names but I want to talk to you all about the state of the shared kitchen" pic.twitter.com/TsF0Q8IwoD
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"So there's really no such thing as a viral video, but when they put you spinning in water to 'Maniac', it just works" pic.twitter.com/ZGqNi2P5TR
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) 23 Ιουνίου 2017
The only TED Talk I'd pay to see pic.twitter.com/vVSE0Oh5e7
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
People think this Gorilla is giving a Ted Talk but he's actually practicing for his Comedy Central half hour. pic.twitter.com/qgfuNX11Mj
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) 26 Ιουνίου 2017
"But the real money comes when you are able to recruit your own down line Herbalife distributors." pic.twitter.com/PWNcVsD8oF
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) 23 Ιουνίου 2017
"Harambe epitomized the performative/discursive resistance of an intersectional praxis against entrenched, privileged power structures." pic.twitter.com/5Thp4jJ4ig
— Sweet Meteor O'Death (@smod4real) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"I'm just saying, that if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may to be entitled to financial compensation." pic.twitter.com/OmmgnPJBdG
— Colby Droscher (@colbydroscher) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"So then Mark Wahlberg goes back to Earth and the Lincoln Memorial has an ape in it! Yeah, it didn't make sense." pic.twitter.com/i7CxB0kWJK
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
"So basically the gist of the meme, such as it is, is that the gorilla kind of looks like he's holding forth in an I'm-talkin'-here way." pic.twitter.com/IzFrifL6o8
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) 25 Ιουνίου 2017
Can you think of any funny captions? Let us know in the comments below!