Cash Me Outside to United Airlines Memes: Here are the top searched memes on Google in 2017

What was your favorite meme of 2017?

  • Published: December 14, 2017 10:11 PM IST

With abundance of heady ups and some devastating downs, the year 2017 is just a few days away from coming to a close. So much happened this year, but one thing in particular, that made funny days funniers, and sad days a little better are the memes on the internet. From Salt Bae to Cash Me Outside, 2017 was pretty much the year of memes. And with a bunch of year-ender lists coming out, Google has now released our favorite kinds, and that is the best memes of 2017.

While you would certainly recognize most of the memes in the most popular list, you might be surprised by what didn’t make the list. Meme superstars Salt Bae, Distracted Boyfriend, and Roll Safe all failed to crack the top 10.

Anyway, coming back to the point of who topped the list, congrats to Danielle Bregoli aka Bhad Bhabie aka Cash Me Outside, for snatching the crown. Long may she reign.


If somehow you managed to miss the most popular meme of the year, this came from a catch phrase coined on an American show Dr Phil, where Danielle Bregoli, a teenager who became popular for her misbehavior, and eventually her threat to her mother on the show. She said, “Cash me ousside, how bow dah?” To catch someone outside means to fight them in the street. Everyone loved Bregoli’s precocious propensity for violence so much that the internet made her famous. She’s now a rapper who goes by “Bhad Bhabie”. How bow dah?

Then is the United Airlines Meme, which is not a very popular one in India, but as says Google, it became pretty famous globally. The meme was originated when United Airlines shocked the world in April by having a doctor beaten and physically dragged from his seat on an overbooked flight. Mocking their behavior, not only did the general public had a laugh, but the airlines competitors also took advantage of the situation.


Third was the Elf on a Shelf, which again didn’t gain too much popularity in India in particular, but was still the third most popular meme of the year.

The fourth place was bagged by the “Wot in tarnation?” meme, which was basically a rhyming meme game that became popular in February 2017.

Spongebob mocking meme was pretty big in India too, and globally was the fifth most searched meme on Google this year.

The romper meme, which personally had me cracking for quite a few days, is pretty recent, but become quite popular quite quickly. This meme basically originated from the debate that if rompers should be for men? It looked extremely goofy, but men asserted their right to wear it on principle.


Also popular this year, as says Google, were the IT memes, with the Pennywise Clown lurking in the sewer in the new movie version of Stephen King’s IT.


Then, with current US President Donald Trump taking over the White House, Joe Biden memes, became a hit in 2017, where he is seen reluctant to hand the White House over.

Finally, Game of Throne memes and Hot dog memes took over the last two places (in that order) in the top 10 list of most search memes on Google in 2017.

  • Published Date: December 14, 2017 10:11 PM IST