Willy Wonka Meme

What Does Willy Wonka Meme Mean?

The “Willy Wonka meme” is a set of memes and digital expressions based on a frozen frame of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Those creating digital graphics off of the Willy Wonka meme often use strategies based on characterizing Willy Wonka’s face as condescending or sarcastic.


The Willy Wonka meme is also known as condescending Wonka.

Techopedia Explains Willy Wonka Meme

Although Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka was not acting particularly sarcastic in the film segment from which the frame was taken, his posture and his expression in the frame are often perceived to be sarcastic and condescending. One popular use of the Willy Wonka meme involves using the text “Tell me more…” indicating sarcasm and suggesting that other Internet users do not want to hear about someone’s story. Other uses of the Willy Wonka meme indicate derision for another user or group of users.


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