Humor Web Humor The 8 Best It Memes We all float down here Share PINTEREST Email Print Mark Kolbe / Getty Images Web Humor Memes Funny Videos Holiday Humor By Molly McLaughlin Senior Content Strategist New York University Molly K. McLaughlin has been a technology writer since 2004. Her work has appeared on many tech sites across the web including PCMag, Dealnews, Wirecutter and many others. our editorial process Twitter Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn Molly McLaughlin Updated June 30, 2019 It memes are both hilarious and terrifying. Pennywise, the famous character from Stephen King's novel is almost always pictured, sometimes with scenes from the 2017 movie or 1990 miniseries. Pennywise beckoning you into the sewer is a favorite template. Other times, the meme superimposes the clown's face on someone else. In all cases, It memes are guaranteed to make you chuckle while also sending a chill down your spine. What Do It Memes Mean? It memes are often a play on other viral memes, featuring Pennywise. Even if you've never read the book or seen the movie, you've probably seen pictures of Pennywise and had some nightmares about him. Now you can have a nervous laugh about the scary clown. How Are It Memes Used? Most often, It memes show Pennywise inviting someone into the sewer with gifts such as student loan forgiveness and Beyonce tickets. Pennywise has also made his way into viral memes, such as the distracted boyfriend meme. Examples of It Memes Example #1:Image: Pennywise the Clown in the gutterText: I can make your student loans disappearMeaning: This enticing offer could make people jump into the sewer with Pennywise. Example #2:Image: Pennywise as Tim Curry, and Bill SkarsgardText: If you can't handle me at my Tim Curry, you don't deserve me at my Bill Skarsgard.Meaning: A take on the "if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best" meme. Curry played Pennywise in the It miniseries from 1990, while Skarsgard played the creepy clown in the 2017 movie version. Example #3:Image: Man holding hands with Tim Curry as Pennywise, staring at the Bill Skarsgard PennywiseText: When the new generation sees ItMeaning: A reimagining of the distracted boyfriend meme pits the two portrayals of Pennywise against each other. For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the eight funniest It memes: 01 of 08 Send Your Student Loans Down the Drain Screenshot: Buzzfeed No more student loans? This offer might be worth considering. 02 of 08 Can You Handle Pennywise? Screenshot: lilacprison.tumblr.com You've got to accept both portrayals of Pennywise or none at all. 03 of 08 Pennywise Replaced? Screenshot: Buzzfeed The distracted boyfriend meme gets the It treatment. Which Pennywise will he choose? 04 of 08 Pennywise vs. TMNT Screenshot: twitter.com/ketbirdart The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not having It. 05 of 08 Hannibal's Taste in Clowns Screenshot: itmemes.com Proof that Hannibal Lector has a way with words. Maybe he should try It with fava beans? 06 of 08 Maybe It's Maybelline? Screenshot: thethings.com Pennywise, the model, won't reveal the source of his beautiful red lips. 07 of 08 What Would You Do For Beyonce Tickets? Screenshot: Buzzfeed The idea of following Pennywise into the sewer is terrifying unless you're part of the Beyhive. 08 of 08 What Does Pennywise Do in His Spare Time? Screenshot: Dorkly.com The Internet is full of memes about vaping, and this time the joke is on Pennywise.