Roll Safe Is The Internet's New Favourite Meme - Here's Some Of The Funniest Examples
2 February 2017, 16:15 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:39
There's a new meme on the streets. Here's what it is and how to use it
Sound the ancient Meme Horn everyone, a new meme is in town. It's based on a still from the BBC 3 comedy show 'Roll Safe' and it's pretty damn funny. We've got a full explanation of how the meme works and some of the best examples of the meme in action right below this charming GIF:
A traditional Meme Horn
What is the meme for?
The meme is a picture you use when you want to indicate that you are stating something wise - but like, deviously wise. Here's an example from our perennial fave Nathan Zed:
if you wait till the last minute it gets done in a minute pic.twitter.com/P7SHdngih1— NathanZedVEVO (@NathanZed) February 1, 2017
Where did it come from?
The meme features an image of British comedian/actor Kayode Ewumi as 'Roll Safe', a hilarious character that was the eponymous star of his very own BBC comedy series. Roll Safe is tapping his head as if to say 'smart idea', making this image the perfect accompaniment to a smart idea.
Twitter comedy lads 'Footy Humour' appear to be the originators of the meme (congrats lads). The meme then became explosively successful and spread like wildfire, so I guess this tweet is what the football lads would call - in their football lingo - a 'hole in one'.
When you piss her off on purpose, so she can say goodnight at 6pm and you can just play FIFA for the rest of the day in peace. pic.twitter.com/UrM5QvrV5A— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) November 15, 2016
Gimme some funny examples already
All right, all right keep your shirt on (or, in the case of Roll Safe, off). Here are the sweet memes you crave; feast away my children:
You can't be broke if you don't check your bank account pic.twitter.com/brpgiWflym— Ryan (@RyanWindoww) January 23, 2017
u can't disappoint ur family if you've never made them proud in the first place pic.twitter.com/Ui8vRct0oC— • dyl • (@DylanM_97) February 1, 2017
If you get curved twice then you didn't get curved at all. Two curves make a circle which means you're at your starting point pic.twitter.com/fBqscgJw2h— Shooter Ty (@thatmanztyy) January 31, 2017