The PSAs from “war criminal” Captain America were among the best gags in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The outlaw Avenger appeared via a series of hilarious old VHS clips extolling the virtues of physical fitness, following the rules, and patience. It would be hard to forget them, not only because they were absolutely fantastic, but because the movie came out less than a year ago. In the grand scheme of the universe, that’s not a long time, but in internet time, it’s basically an eternity, which is why we’re not entirely sure why it has just now become the best new Twitter meme.
Not that we’re complaining, because it was worth the wait.
This video was shown to Peter Parker while he was in detention, and features an earnest Captain America talking about messing up, which probably didn’t connect with Peter since he had just fought him in Civil War.
Only now have fans started to utilize this great moment for some internet silliness, possibly because everyone is trying to find ways to deal emotionally with the fallout of Infinity War. Although these don’t help.
you don’t feel so good pic.twitter.com/DpIu3DiMO4
— maria (@cevansdoritos) May 15, 2018
you thought you can easily move on from the damage caused by infinity war pic.twitter.com/3rpoGazcQF
— point break (@MARVEL0VE) May 16, 2018
Fortunately most of them don’t make us relive Peter Parker being sent to the ultimate detention.
No one told you life was gonna be this way… pic.twitter.com/u49fQeNAyz
— Emerald Demond (@EmeraldDemond) May 16, 2018
you’re about to be 35 and don’t have at least double your salary saved for retirement. pic.twitter.com/1k3tq00iHX
— Avengers’ Funeral Coordinator (@Steph_I_Will) May 16, 2018
You accidentally downloaded a low quality version from Google images pic.twitter.com/smmLEEgyMr
— Saidin Taster (@neontaster) May 16, 2018
You read this in my voice didn’t you? pic.twitter.com/n2heWa4KSd
— Dan Cooper (@ThatKaitoDan) May 15, 2018
You thought the Marvel Films would include people from the television shows or Netflix pic.twitter.com/WqiWeHd4zP
— Sage @ Momocon?! (@NewTSage) May 16, 2018
You farted while testifying in a murder trial. pic.twitter.com/CM3t3RkJNU
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) May 16, 2018
You made a This Is America parody video pic.twitter.com/0OH4jVl2VT
— William Yu (@its_willyu) May 14, 2018
you wanna be a god pic.twitter.com/6GDIlWtFsh
— bailey (@tightyspidey) May 15, 2018
I’m an Avenger now pic.twitter.com/qs9NXFx4w6
— Loki Sighting at Local City Zoo (@hemswhoreth) May 15, 2018
You were caught without the high ground pic.twitter.com/yyL81BizPb
— Miriah (@ItsaMeWaleed) May 15, 2018
You forgot to take the chicken out the freezer…again. pic.twitter.com/z6pobBriwo
— 🌻 ShanFiction 🌻 (@shannondrewthis) May 15, 2018
You call them Steamed Hams, despite the fact that they are obviously grilled. pic.twitter.com/uEVJgdxRTf
— MasterTP10 (@MasterTP1) May 16, 2018
So, you got your arm glued to a chair. pic.twitter.com/lcZEhVKbku
— Karto Destare (@Karto1989) May 15, 2018
you’re lactose intolerant but you ate it anyway. pic.twitter.com/rLL4oiOJfO
— TWUNK BANDICOOT 🌪✨ (@ANTlVAN) May 15, 2018
you ended up in the DC Cinematic Universe pic.twitter.com/p5hqgd8vlm
— jack (@msmp__) May 15, 2018
mebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
i ain’t the sharpest tool in th pic.twitter.com/DfFgT6xmlZ
— soph 👽 (@sebstanswinter) May 15, 2018
a needle pulling thread pic.twitter.com/as0qbbpXBm
— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) May 15, 2018
you really think thor, a 1300 year old god, is not the strongest avenger? pic.twitter.com/TNuh1FwnFT
— matt murdock stan (@petereyparker) May 15, 2018
“So. You thought just because you don’t check how much you have left on your bank account it means you still have money” pic.twitter.com/SAc21JFtyw
— Kyou (@ningiou) May 15, 2018
You merged your lineart with your sketch layer, pic.twitter.com/5H6rtxU3Hi
— 🔥Char @ Michigan!🆑️🔥 (@charizartluver) May 16, 2018
You’ve talked to me and my son again. pic.twitter.com/wcLSH70XSh
— 💜👑Royal Belly Inspector👑💜 (@ItsyBatsy) May 15, 2018
You heard YANNY instead of LAUREL…. pic.twitter.com/wqgR2qq1y1
— MissShadowLovely 🖤 (@MsShadowLovely) May 16, 2018
You lazily used a jpeg when the gif is readily available pic.twitter.com/yYhioNJNhC
— [email protected] (@ModeratelyOkCos) May 16, 2018
We could actually use this PSA.
You wrote a bad take on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/YByw1xEaHB
— ✨Olive ✨ (@OliveOilCorp) May 15, 2018
But considering we write for the internet, not as much as this one.
You read the comments section. pic.twitter.com/chuWIGXNup
— NormalBoots (@NormalBoots) May 15, 2018
Although sometimes the best PSA is the one you don’t make.
………… uh i forgot what i was going to say
nevermind bye bye pic.twitter.com/6KS7w3CeKD
— DitzyFlama ❁ (@DitzyFlama) May 16, 2018
We have no idea why this took so long to become a meme. Maybe Cap can make a PSA explaining why sometimes the internet takes its time.
What’s the best version of this meme you saw? Tell us in the comments below.
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