The 8 Best It Memes
It memes are both hilarious and terrifying. Pennywise, the famous character from Stephen King’s novel is almost always pictured, sometimes with scenes from the 2021 movie or 1990 miniseries. Pennywise beckoning you into the sewer is a favorite template. Other times, the meme superimposes the clown’s face on someone else. In all cases, It memes are guaranteed to make you chuckle while also sending a chill down your spine.
What Do It Memes Mean?
It memes are often a play on other viral memes, featuring Pennywise. Even if you’ve never read the book or seen the movie, you’ve probably seen pictures of Pennywise and had some nightmares about him. Now you can have a nervous laugh about the scary clown.
How Are It Memes Used?
Most often, It memes show Pennywise inviting someone into the sewer with gifts such as student loan forgiveness and Beyonce tickets. Pennywise has also made his way into viral memes, such as the distracted boyfriend meme.
Examples of It Memes
Image: Pennywise the Clown in the gutter
Text: I can make your student loans disappear
Meaning: This enticing offer could make people jump into the sewer with Pennywise.
Image: Pennywise as Tim Curry, and Bill Skarsgard
Text: If you can’t handle me at my Tim Curry, you don’t deserve me at my Bill Skarsgard.
Meaning: A take on the “if you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best” meme. Curry played Pennywise in the It miniseries from 1990, while Skarsgard played the creepy clown in the 2021 movie version.
Image: Man holding hands with Tim Curry as Pennywise, staring at the Bill Skarsgard Pennywise
Text: When the new generation sees It
Meaning: A reimagining of the distracted boyfriend meme pits the two portrayals of Pennywise against each other.
For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the eight funniest It memes: