It's the look that keeps on giving as meme makers have dropped Sanders into everything from "Game of Thrones" and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to the U.S. Capitol siege.
Every once in a while a picture comes along that is so perfect, so perfectly isolated, so perfectly posed, so perfectly moody that it demands to be made into a meme. And on Inauguration Day 2021, Bernie Sanders delivered just that picture.
Already viral for his delightful gloves, which even came with their own sweet backstory, the shot of Sanders just sitting and waiting for things to kick off was just such a mood that it sparked inspiration and quickly sent him viral all over again.
Suddenly, Sanders found himself a part of "Game of Thrones," sitting next to Forrest Gump and even being carried off during the U.S. Capitol Siege. He sat on the big chair in "Blue's Clues," took flight a la "Up," and even made his way into some classical paintings.
It didn't take long for the memes to quickly start racking up hundreds of thousands of views as people shared them and created more with each one inspiring more and more and more!
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses his viral inauguration attire: