Glee's Sue Sylvester is going viral thanks to the toxic environment meme
30 November 2020, 17:48
The official trailer for the final episode of Glee ever
Sue Sylvester's reign of terror over the New Directions will never end.
I think we can all agree that Sue Sylvester. And now the iconic character from Glee has become an equally iconic meme, thanks to a screenshot from an old episode that has gone viral on Twitter.
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Glee aired from 2009-2015 and was one of the most popular shows on television at the time. The musical comedy followed high schoolers navigating their way through adolescence while spontaneously breaking into song at any given opportunity.
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Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch, was the coach of the McKinley High school Cheerios cheerleading club, and she wanted to destroy the school's glee club, the New Directions, and their teacher Will Schuester.
She bullied kids every day with her hysterical put downs, but she could be strangely endearing and often spoke the truth, which made her more likeable despite being the villain.
At the end of June, Twitter user @elmotumbokon tweeted a screengrab from Glee, which has a picture of Sue at her desk saying the line: "I am going to create an environment that is so toxic"
Similarly to the Gossip Girl 'go pee' meme, people are blanking out certain words and adding their own to create their very own Sue Sylvester toxic environment memes, and they are so goddamn funny.
sue sylvester when she's going to create an environment that is so toxic pic.twitter.com/RWtsZFpRv6— elmo 🌿 (@elmotumbokon) June 28, 2020
Facts are facts.
the inventor of plastic: pic.twitter.com/6hucFpwqZL— giabuchi (@jaboukie) July 1, 2020
Where is the lie tho?
men pic.twitter.com/LguWPoIBZ8— sophia (@sowhatpia) July 1, 2020
I think we can all agree Britney Spears.
britney spears pic.twitter.com/n8bWT2N9lV— Michael (@Javelin_46) July 1, 2020
I'll take two packs of jaffa cakes and a packet of cigarettes please.
November 29, 2020
Remember when we all planned on using our lockdown time productively? Nope, me neither.
me, ever so naively, at the beginning of lockdown: pic.twitter.com/NhCR0GRUm5— Rory horne (@rorhor) June 30, 2020
Then the meme turned on its own creator, cast and fandom. No one is safe.
ryan murphy making glee pic.twitter.com/gxIbJhJ1hY— iana murray (@ianamurray) June 28, 2020
ryan murphy choosing the glee cast members pic.twitter.com/BdHfVS0lW4— matt (@RealMattGannon) June 28, 2020
Don't shoot the messenger.
the tumblr glee fandom from 2009-2012 pic.twitter.com/wQwgmL7U5N— lucy (@heylucymay) June 30, 2020
And I oop-
ryan murphy after casting lea michele in glee: pic.twitter.com/ILrYF8WcCp— nepotism bimbo (@duel4duel) June 27, 2020
Then the memes got weird.
Me playing Monopoly pic.twitter.com/REd7Ny6QYN— tim | Ⓥ (@BetterThanToday) July 1, 2020
Intelligent design believers be like:
God when creating biodiversity pic.twitter.com/7mJiVweiBm— a dog named Bocephus (@sauceisnice) July 1, 2020
10/10 tweet right here ⬇️
an ox gaining self awareness pic.twitter.com/E9hLOrPMDJ— clintoris (@clintoris) June 30, 2020
UPDATE (NOV 30): The meme is going viral again, so here's some of the funniest memes from the more recent harvest.
My mom on Facebook pic.twitter.com/awgj7dFX7J— Technically a Millennial (@JustinCentric) November 27, 2020
everyday on twitter pic.twitter.com/3YaYywEWd1— mitski (@mitskiIeaks) November 22, 2020
ricky martin in 1999: pic.twitter.com/X5nbhGQNwZ— anastasia 💜🦋⚡️ (@demiegodly) November 29, 2020
Me immediately after a double espresso pic.twitter.com/IHWz6Ov8xX— jack rem x (@jackremmington) November 29, 2020
Me texting pic.twitter.com/bWMsRtLur9— Adam ElIis (@moby_dickhead) November 27, 2020
Charles Dickens in 1843: pic.twitter.com/TVc0BYRBJM— John Robert Allman (@Johnny_Allman) November 28, 2020
And that concludes our meme round up. Have a lovely day.