Everything Is Bad Right Now, But These Jokes About Minions Are Freaking Hilarious

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Okay, so...we all know what a minion is right?

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These things. I...I don't know how else to describe them.

They were first introduced in the animated masterpiece Despicable Me (2010), as Gru's little army of workers. However, they've apparently roamed the earth for millions and millions of years.

Three minions in winter jackets
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The internet has a complicated history with minions. At first, they were widely beloved and adored by the public. But as time went on, people's minion fatigue increased. The only person who still found them funny seemed to be your Aunt Sharon on Facebook.

A weird minion meme about doing a push-up and needing chocolate
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HOWEVER. We are now in a new era: the great minion renaissance. The latest Despicable spinoff, Minions: The Rise of Gru, is on track to break box office records.

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Why? Well, probably because of this TikTok trend where people are suiting up — literally — to go see it in theaters:

Yes, this is 100% real. People are dressing up and flocking to the theaters with their friends to watch the minions on the big screen. Years from now, society will study these TikToks and try to analyze our behavior.

Given current events, I thought I would round up a bunch of tweets and jokes about minions that I've had the (dis)pleasure of coming across. Here are some of the best:

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minions are directly responsible for every war crime and atrocity in human history
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someone informing people about build a bear releases due to fabric surplus from minions run
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technically aren't the people in fandoms that like intensely adore villainous character and jump straight to another one when they appear also minions by definition
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a person their niece loves minions because she has to
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