How are you? Matt LeBlanc is compared to ‘everyone’s dad’ after photos’ look like an Irish uncle ‘from friends’ reunion go viral
- Millions of viewers around the world tuned in to the Friends reunion last week
- The Irish Twitter went wild for Matt LeBlanc for his resemblance to an Irish father
- People pointed to his gray hair, black striped shirt, seated posture and curious expression to compare him to an ‘outdated but healthy elderly countryman’
Millions of viewers around the world tuned in to the Friends reunion last week, 17 years after the sitcom’s final episode aired.
And while fans were excited to see the six stars back together as they reminisced and told stories from the set, one of the actors caught the attention of Twitter in particular, with Matt LeBlanc turning into a viral sensation after many said he looked like an ‘Irish Da’ or uncle.
Known for playing Italian-American ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani, 53-year-old LeBlanc, who is American of Italian and French descent, caused a sensation thanks to his gray hair, black striped shirt, seated pose and curious expression – which many Irish said that it reminded them of an older gentleman in their lives.
“The rest of the world should know that Ireland’s Twitter has gotten OBSESSED over the past 24 hours with how much Matt Le Blanc looks like everyone’s uncle / cousin,” tweeted comedian Dara Ó Briain.
Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan added: ‘Matt LeBlanc is Irish, I don’t want any other country trying to claim him, he’s from Tullamore, he drinks milk with his dinner’.
A Twitter user explained the meme: ‘ It’s like he’s the classic slightly behind the times, but ultimately a healthy and well-meaning older country man who you get stuck with at a family wedding. He’s a bit cheeky, but likes ….. in a nice father manner.
Another added: ‘He looks like the Irish uncle with a heart of gold. He’s behind time, rough around the edges, loves life, his family, his cattle and you, cuddles like a bear, drinks like a fish, talks the back legs of a donkey and punched that guy in the throat that sl *** * take off your gay partner ‘
LeBlanc, 53, known for playing ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani, caused a sensation thanks to his gray hair, black striped shirt, seated pose and curious expression – which many Irish said reminded them of an older gentleman in their lives.
Proud grandpa: A Twitter user joked that Matt LeBlanc looked like a grandpa at Christmas time
Memeception! Another joked that LeBlanc looked like the type of person who would ‘share his meme’ within six months
Another user joked that the Irish Joey would say ‘how are you?’ And the Irish version of his famous catchphrase ‘How you doin’
A Twitter user found a magazine from 2004 that very inaccurately predicted what Friends’ cast would look like today – but miraculously got LeBlanc’s shirt correct
Hey Joey, it’s Estelle! Another shared a photo of Joey’s agent Estelle, played by June Gable, saying he got her performance as ‘Irish uncle’.
Meme on Meme! Another shared photo of the meme of Joey looking at herself and inserting the new photo
Classic father behavior! Another joked that LeBlanc looked like a dad watching kids open Christmas presents, but is surprised when his wife bought them all
A real father! Another shared a snap with the words ‘who wore it best, Joey or my dad’, which garnered hundreds of likes
Another Twitter user shared the snap saying the ‘uncle’ asked what they were studying
Mr. Tribanni! Another joked that LeBlanc looked like the gym teacher who was supposed to supervise the math class
My eyes, my eyes! Another joked that LeBlanc looked like an uncle forced to watch a child’s play
Get me out of here! Another joked that Matt LeBlanc looked like ‘their father when they were forced to stay at their aunts’ house’
Crossover special! Another combined the two memes of the day, adding Matt LeBlanc to Boris Johnson’s wedding
You paid for that! Another quoted a father complaining that their children bought ripped jeans