The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos squared off today (Feb. 7) in Super Bowl 50. Cam Newton and Peyton Manning dueled on the field. Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Coldplay and many others performed. The commercials were often absurd. Unsurprisingly, the game produced plenty of online humor.
Below, we’ve compiled some of the best memes to come out of the big game.
Lady Gaga absolutely killed it during her national anthem performance. Some would say she turned up the heat:
— Bronc Finley (@ChooChooJustice) February 7, 2016
“May the odds be ever in your favor.”
“LET THE HUNGER GAMES BEGIN” pic.twitter.com/OidLYvQWVc
— no (@tbhjuststop) February 8, 2016
A lot of viewers were weirded out by this Doritos commercial, which aired early in the game. It starred a baby that loved Doritos so much it shot out of its mother’s womb to get some. Yeah….
— Doritos (@Doritos) February 8, 2016
After Jonathan Stewart scored a touchdown for the Panthers, he celebrated with some moved likely inspired by Grease: Live.
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 8, 2016
While Mark Ronson scratched along to “Uptown Funk” at halftime, this man felt very young at heart.
Age is just a number https://t.co/CoEpziVzCa
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) February 8, 2016
When the halftime show began, actress/singer Taraji P. Henson said (in a since-deleted tweet, screengrabbed below) how excited she was to see Maroon 5. Only it was Coldplay onstage. The Internet let her have it and she apparently acknowledged her error.
Taraji P thought Coldplay was Maroon 5 —— pic.twitter.com/q5KBSPUBIe
— Tristan (@Chennylou) February 8, 2016
Oooooooopppps. Lmao! #Superbowl50
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) February 8, 2016
And finally, Beyoncé almost took a fall during her epic halftime performance, but showed some killer football moves to stay on her feet. Here’s some inspiration heading into your week:
Best play of the game was Beyoncé saving herself from falling in front of millions of people. pic.twitter.com/6GlVuPN2OS
— Danny Duncan (@WeTheDan) February 8, 2016