The Internet does its best work when it’s sleep deprived and trying to avoid the darkness of reality. These two forces came together to support Ariana Grande, whose new single “thank u, next” dropped over the weekend right before her ex, Pete Davidson, appeared onÂ Saturday Night Live. The track is a positive thank you letter to all of Grande’s exes, including Davidson, Big Sean, and Mac Miller. And fans of Grande and pop culture alike took the lyrics “One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain” and applied them to characters, people, books, and much more on social media.Some of the best Ariana Grande memes of the week include:Pottermore’s take includedÂ Harry Potter‘s Defense Against the Dark Arts professors.
One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/B4PZ8UxMaC
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) November 7, 2018
Kyle McGovern’s celebrated all things Tom Cruise.
One taught me love
One taught me patience
One taught me pain pic.twitter.com/cn9IED0LAQ
— Kyle McGovern (@ktmcgovern) November 6, 2018
Karen Han’s variation took on all versions of Twin Peaks‘ Dale Cooper.
one taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/lXFhigloVs
— karen han (@karenyhan) November 5, 2018
Michelle Law called Rory Gilmore’s taste in guys into question. (Editor’s note: she is not wrong.)
One taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain — WRONG, THEY'RE ALL TRASH AND RORY HAS TERRIBLE TASTE. pic.twitter.com/lZiEHkJ0Y8
— Michelle Law (@ms_michellelaw) November 7, 2018
Rachel Syme included the men ofÂ The OCÂ in questionable order. https://twitter.com/rachsyme/status/1059839001803321344In another TV version, Nicole Boyce broke downÂ Sex and the City‘s men in more than one way.
one taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/PE2KJfnULO
— nicole boyce (@nicolewboyce) November 5, 2018
Of course, classic trilogies were included. https://twitter.com/peeanofreek/status/1059318894115069952Ariana Grande herself retweeted this take onÂ The Haunting of Hill House.Â https://twitter.com/pinksveIvet/status/1059606781100482560And finally, because we couldn’t resist…theÂ Harry PotterÂ books were referenced in the saddest way.
One taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/YMz23SuqYX
— Olivia Dolphin (@LiviDol) November 6, 2018
But what do you think? Which was your favorite meme featuring Ariana Grande’s lyrics? Did you try your own? Tell us in the comments.