After you get over the shock of realising it’s written and created by School Of Rock’s Ned Schneebly, The White Lotus makes for one of the best and most thrilling shows on TV. A searing analysis of the super-rich and their luxury, messy escapades, it expertly pokes holes in the seemingly perfect lives of the wealthy while they’re on holiday at the titular chain’s many outposts.
As you’d expect, The White Lotus also makes for perfect meme material – and the internet is awash with photos and videos poking fun at the hotel guests, as if they haven’t been subjected to enough during the show. While season two rolls on and a third is confirmed, check out the content below for some extra giggles.
On the chaise longue
Almost as iconic as Nigella Lawson and her ‘meecrowahvé’, Coolidge’s character Tanya McQuoid’s pronunciation of chaise is so perfectly inaccurate and could only be delivered by a character so out of touch, while sitting on a sun lounger.
Won’t be able to stop thinking about how Jennifer Coolidge says “Chaise” for quite some time pic.twitter.com/uyG39Hnthd
— alicia (@aliciadcarroll) August 16, 2021
A man of many faces
Everyone in The White Lotus acts differently behind closed doors to when they’re being watched, but season one’s hotel boss Armond definitely has the biggest gap between the two, as wonderfully illustrated in this meme of his many personalities.
I'm definitely going to watch season 2 of the white lotus but it won't be the same without this king pic.twitter.com/sOkPb4A6Qm
— jess jordan on kendall’s phone (@buttcasino) October 29, 2022
Its theme tune has become a dance anthem
The cherry on top of The White Lotus is its addictive, banging theme tune, which many online have taken a liking to.
me ignoring the skip intro button when the white lotus theme comes on pic.twitter.com/ktyIu1Dxw7
— dj 🦦 (@youdeniseatsix) November 21, 2022
I will never skip the Intro of The White Lotus pic.twitter.com/WjwSpsfN80
— 👼🏼 (@kaballodeangel) November 23, 2022
Every year one turkey is pardoned to record the White Lotus theme song pic.twitter.com/VFpjCT8HZZ
— Nori Reed (@realnorireed) November 23, 2022
When the beat drops on the White Lotus season 2 theme song pic.twitter.com/y2TbIg2piA
— Barra (@ThatBmanGuy) November 15, 2022
they need to start playing the white lotus theme song at clubs
— Firastopher 🇵🇸 (@firastopher) November 21, 2022
Christopher, is that you?
One of season two’s main characters, Dominic Di Grasso, is played wonderfully by Michael Imperioli, but when you play a character as iconic and beloved as The Sopranos’ Christopher Moltisanti, it’ll be sure to follow you around into any roles you take afterwards. Sorry, Michael.
It’s called White Lotus, T. It’s on HBO like our show but I’m still alive in this one. I finally get to have a midlife crisis now. pic.twitter.com/PCPn90Kx5R
— socialist sopranos memes (@gabagoolmarx) November 21, 2022
White Lotus Season 2 is Christopher Moltisanti in witness protection
— Grage against the Machanus (@princegregorous) November 22, 2022
— Sliced Wrestling (@SlicedWrestling) October 31, 2022
Could a Succession crossover be on the cards?
As is to be expected, The White Lotus and Succession – HBO’s two shows about the unravelling of the super-rich – have a lot of crossover, and the idea of them crossing over into each others’ worlds is tantalising. Roman and Gerri checking in to a White Lotus hotel? Albie as Cousin Greg’s foil? It’s got so much potential, and thankfully the internet has come through and imagined what it might look like:
they should stay at the white lotus pic.twitter.com/huUly6TOf1
— female roman roy (@sarahburhans_) November 22, 2022
The White Lotus-Succession crossover when pic.twitter.com/WE5RFyEie2
— Gennefer Gross (@Gennefer) November 15, 2022
i want them to honeymoon at a white lotus pic.twitter.com/gcOZTPfM7b
— captain grace (@romanroybrazil) November 6, 2022