On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump took over TVs across the country in a national address on the government shutdown. His address was followed by a Democratic response from Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, which, oddly enough, attracted more viewers than the President.
The higher viewership on the rebuttal may be part of the reason Schumer and Pelosi came out of the night as the internet's favorite new meme. The impetus for the meme was their plea to reopen the government or the assertion that there's no need for a border wall. It was that they looked like someone's staid parents in a raunchy coming of age comedy.
Dour screengrabs of the duo turned into an instant meme that spread quickly across Twitter as people imagined exactly what the disappointed parents might be telling their disappointing child.