Stupid Sexy Flanders: One of the greatest ‘Simpsons’ jokes is a video game meme in its own right
In the year 2000, The Simpsons had just crossed over from its golden age (arguably season’s three through nine) into the slog toward mediocrity that continues to this day. Even so, the series was still capable of producing some gems. Stupid Sexy Flanders, a joke from season 11 episode “Little Big Mom” is one of those gems, and in the years since it’s become an inescapable piece of the internet meme landscape.
So it should come as no surprise that there’s a sizable crossover between the memedoms of Stupid Sexy Flanders and video games. Still, when I went searching for examples after creating a meme of my own for another article, I wasn’t expecting such a wealth of options.
It turns out video game fans have been churning out their own creations for years — and they’re all gold.
It didn’t seem fair to keep these memes to myself. And, on that note, here’s a quick survey of some of the best Stupid Sexy Flanders video game mashups from around the web.
Stupid Sexy Waluigi ... and other variations
This was one of the first Stupid Sexy Flanders video game memes I found, but it’s still one of my favorites. Who can blame Rosalina for lusting after Mario villain and sometimes tennis partner Waluigi?
If you’re more of a Sonic fan, don’t worry; the internet has you covered.
Pokémon gets the Stupid Sexy Flanders treatment, too.
As does Mega Man.
And Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series.
Stupid Sexy Overwatch
Finally, it should come as no surprise that the passionate Overwatch fan community has embraced Stupid Sexy Flanders with vigor. Blizzard’s multiplayer first-person shooter may be just over a year old, but it’s already produced some solid memes.
We’re really just scratching the surface here, and I can’t wait to see what new Stupid Sexy Flanders memes the internet comes up with following the release of new games like Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Super Mario Odyssey later this year. Stupid Sexy Cappy, anyone?
Aug. 16, 2017, 1:48 p.m.: This story has been updated with more memes.
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