GIF Captions

GIF Captions

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GIF Captions is a genre of memes which consists of a GIF paired with a humorous caption written above. Originating from and created on iFunny app, GIF captions saw a significant spread on Twitter and in certain subreddits starting in the second half of 2019. In addition to iFunny, Discord bot esmBot is a popular tool used to create GIF Captions.


On March 15th, 2014, version 3.0.3 of iFunny app was released. In the update, GIF Caption function was added, allowing the app users to pair any GIF with a text caption (shown below). Additionally, the GIF could be sped-up or decelerated.

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In the following years, the function gained significant popularity on the app, with a number of memes and trends utilizing GIF captions appearing on the app. The format gained further prominence online in the second half of 2019, with GIF caption memes created on iFunny posted by users on Twitter and in Reddit communities such as /r/okbuddyretard and /r/bruhfunny.

screaming child in the woods caption as how it was as an ancient egyptian rolling in their tomb while furry artists draw anubis with g--------- "Alright come on, back of the Polar Express."

Notable GIFs Used in GIF Captions

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Left to right: Boogie2988 Table Shash, Confused Steve Urkel, Will Byer's Seizure, Willem Dafoe Green Goblin Experiment

Left to right: K's Scream / God Damn It!, Joker Reads a Joke, Walter White Breaks Down, Drake at American Music Awards
Left to right: Sam Bridges Points, Ryan Gosling in Sunglasses, Nite Owl's Scream, Screaming Tom Hardy / Eddie Brock's Turning

Left to right: The World If / The World After, Undertaker Rising From a Coffin, Andre the Giant's "Hold Up," Gemini31292's Seizure Reaction

Left to right: Shark Tale Syke's Zoom, Baby Eats Camera, Thanos Explains, You Don't Listen, Do You?

Left to right: Gonna Prank X, Shattering Kanye, Kanye Losing Smile, Aeroplane! Sweating GIF


Joker Reads a Joke

Joker Reads a Joke, also known as Joker Laughs at Own Joke, refers to a GIF based on a scene from 2019 film Joker in which the main character Joker reads a knock-knock joke at the Franklin Murray show and lets out a laugh. Starting in October 2019, the GIF gained popularity as a reaction on deep iFunny, often paired with edgy captions.

Walter White Breaks Down

Walter White Breaks Down refers to a memorable scene from the crime drama television series Breaking Bad in which main protagonist Walter White reacts to the death of his brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank Schrader. Starting in 2017, the scene gained popularity as a shitpost GIF caption on iFunny.

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