The FRIENDS reunion was an episode that resonated beautifully with its millions of fans as the iconic 90s sitcom’s cast came together 17 years later to an emotionally charged regrouping which saw them discuss the show’s plots, some behind the scenes memories and casting anecdotes to name a few. While the episode was high on sentiments, many netizens ended up zeroing in on Matt LeBlanc aka Joey’s crossed arms pose while on the show. LeBlanc was seen many a times sitting back in a relaxed pose and chatting and reminiscing with his former castmates Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer and incidentally, that ‘oh-so-casual’ posture has ended up evoking some of the best responses from many, who thought the 53-year-old looked like an Irish dad or uncle.
Twitter users soon started a meme fest on the same and it has only increased ever since the reunion episode was aired last week. Superimposing LeBlanc’s photo on different photos, users were hell bent on proving that the actor was giving off some serious Irish dad/uncle vibes.
Matt leblanc is your uncle when your parents forced your 6 year old self to stand up in front of the adults after a family dinner and sing a song you just learned in primary school. pic.twitter.com/uI1qkT6mxb— HuhthatAmjad (@HuhthatA) June 2, 2021
I don’t wish to be sensationalist but this Matt Le Blanc Twitter thing is the best thing to happen in Ireland since independence.— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) May 29, 2021
Matt LeBlanc is your uncle at a wedding buying you too many beers and getting your name mixed up with your siblings while rolling his eyes lovingly at your aunt drunkenly flailing to Dancing Queen pic.twitter.com/RjxxIIX5RI— Gav (@miracleofsound) May 29, 2021
irish uncle matt leblanc… incredible— eleanor robertson (@marrowing) June 1, 2021
When you know him as Joey from Friends but everyone wants him to be an Irish Uncle #FriendsReunion #MattLeBlanc #IrishUncle #Joey #irishmattleblanc pic.twitter.com/FkrLipkvw6— Mark McKaig (@MarkM_07) June 1, 2021
Some came up with even more creative ideas and placed LeBlanc’s photo in some misplaced situations!
Although the actor is yet to react on his new found ‘Irish-ness’, the memes sure don’t seem to going away so soon. LeBlanc himself, ironically doesn’t have any Irish ancestry in him. His father is of Acadian(French-caandian) descent while his mother is of Italian descent, similar to how his character Joey Tribbiani was shown in FRIENDS.