The 50 Best “Is This a Pigeon” Memes

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Some memes last only for a short period of time — like the Avengers: Infinity War disintegration meme — since they’re tied to a current event or in this case, movie. Then there are some that refuse to die and continue to be revived by the internet. Enter wonderfully weird the “Is this a pigeon?” meme.

The first use of the “Is this a pigeon” meme came from Tumblr back in 2011, reports the tireless meme detectives at Know Your Meme]( The screenshot came from Season 1, Episode 3 of The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird. In the show, Yuutarou Katori, an android, mistakenly thinks a butterfly is a pigeon. It was originally thought that this was a translation error, but the line was translated properly and shows the naivete of the character.

The meme lasted for a few years, but then faded away around 2014. Then in early 2018, the pigeon meme started up again and shows no sign of stopping.

Here are the 50 best “Is this a pigeon” memes.

50 . No, It’s Superman.

49. Such Madness

48. Start Praising

47. For the Castlevania Fans

46. The Joy of Memes

45. Steamed Hams

44. You Monster

43. Your Mother Is Just Watching Our for You

43. Parents Will Relate to This

42. Don’t Catch Me Slippin’

41. Millennials

40. We’ve All Been There

39. Totally Real People

37. It’s Controversial and Funny

36. For Pizza Novices

35. A Very Special Meme

34. How Do They Know?

33. So Fancy

32. It Happens in Every Episode

31. Netflix Gets It

30. So Meta

29. Life on Twitter

28. Keep Looking to the Stars

27. What a Waste

26. That’s a Clone Trooper

25. After Every Update

24. I Love the 80s

23. Love and Support


22. He’s a Genius

21. If You Don’t, They’ll Tell You

20. Current Email Situation

19. I Was Going to Eat That!

18. They Were Cheating


17. Even More Meta

16. It’s Not Dead Yet

15. He’s Mr. Worldwide

14. It’s in Their DNA

13. We All Love Bob Ross


12. How to Start Your Day

11. Those Poor Kids

10. Still Going

9. And a Fever


8. Cats Never Learn


6. Always a Good Pupper


5. Poor Doggy


4. Sugar Baby


3. Retail Therapy

2. Please Educate Yourself

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