On Hot Ones, host Sean Evans and his celebrity guests chow down on the hottest wings imaginable. But as its popularity has exploded, Hot Ones has become so much more than an interview show—it’s also an incredible meme producer. Turns out everyone, especially famous people, look silly and flustered when they’re eating absurdly spicy hot wings. Hot Ones has already provided unforgettable memes with Shaquille O’Neal and even Weird Al Yankovic. But actor Idris Elba choking on hot wings might be the show’s finest meme work yet.
Elba’s early August appearance on the show quickly became one of the funniest choke jobs of all-time. And yes, we mean that literally.
How meal preppers really be by day 5 pic.twitter.com/OBcgugB8jz
— Nah, You Good. (@uglynewyork) August 10, 2019
The clip is a gift that keeps on giving. And once Twitter uncovered the choking meme gold, the jokes kept getting better.
when the dinner date is going great and he drop “so you talking to anyone else?” pic.twitter.com/28HsCbhw5V
— mikasa (@rayaldn) August 12, 2019
When people actually eat Avocado & toast after uploading the pic to instagram pic.twitter.com/sYpexFW3C6
— The Black Scorsese 🔰🇳🇬 (@MonClapped) August 13, 2019
— Marijuana Pepsi, M.D. ❁ (@blogboyzHQ) August 15, 2019
Quick, can anyone think of a show where people are poisoned by food and die?
Joffrey after he took that second sip of wine: pic.twitter.com/hiSYGSkLRk
— Pillsbury Doughbroad (@EdgarAlanFro) August 14, 2019
That joke might’ve been better than Game of Thrones‘ entire final season. And like any good meme, eventually it began making fun of itself.
My girlfriend: “Are you watching that Idris Elba meme for the 30th time?”
— Brandon. (@brandon_j05) August 15, 2019
It didn’t take long for the meme to get biblical, too.
During the meal Jesus said, "I tell you, one of you will betray me”
— less is mo … (@_lessismaur) August 12, 2019
Adam: This shit fire, which fruit is this?
Eve: The Forbidden fruit
— That nigga (@_Gyaldemsugar) August 14, 2019
But in case you thought Idris Elba choking on hot wings had reached peak holiness, here’s one that’s surely going to hell.
Mosquitoes after they bite Magic Johnson pic.twitter.com/nXWo7SigJc
— ‘sup mate (@901terrell) August 12, 2019
And with that, Idris Elba has been immortalized forever. Oh, and he’ll also be in NBA 2K20’s career mode. But that’s not nearly as funny.