You know that feeling you get sometimes where you desperately want to disappear from whatever awkward situation you just witnessed and pretend it never happened?
There's a GIF for that.You've probably seen the GIF before, since it's become fairly ubiquitous in awkward social media situations.
It's from a Simpsons episode and features the man himself, Homer.
But prepare for a little GIF-ception.
Even Homer uses that GIF. #TheSimpsons https://t.co/Gw7V6mbxID— The Simpsons (@The Simpsons) 1547428729.0
The Simpsons is well known for its social commentary, and has never been a show to take itself too seriously. So the joke didn't really come as a big surprise to many longtime fans.
Many took to Twitter to comment on the joke, largely with The Simpsons-based reaction GIFs.
the singularity has been achieved https://t.co/Q756zMqeSg— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1547437661.0
Jokes like this are one of the rewards of being an ancient, ancient TV show https://t.co/OxcESMktSf— Matt Selman (@Matt Selman) 1547430218.0
@TheSimpsons https://t.co/837TWkbBgC— Mr. Hart's TV Related Rambling Shed (for now) (@Mr. Hart's TV Related Rambling Shed (for now)) 1547429215.0
So who was filming Homer in that episode so that the footage exists to be turned into a gif in the Simpsons univers… https://t.co/EGNrBEqyZn— Mikey Ederer (@Mikey Ederer) 1547429350.0
@TheSimpsons Its a GIF inside of a GIF, Its GIFception— Han (@Han) 1547431067.0
@TheSimpsons https://t.co/ug1wxKTTzP— willgee♿ (@willgee♿) 1547429537.0
@TheSimpsons https://t.co/i6GXA0wH5S— Diego Godínez ®️ (@Diego Godínez ®️) 1547432182.0
@TheSimpsons https://t.co/YYsBGgovFD— Chunky (@Chunky) 1547448886.0
@jesskmcq @TheSimpsons https://t.co/B1AGMhLf2S— Craig. (@Craig.) 1547459385.0
@TheSimpsons @sepinwall Too. Much. Meta. 🤯— Jason '🙉😡🗣😞😐' Cornett (@Jason '🙉😡🗣😞😐' Cornett) 1547429713.0
@TheSimpsons https://t.co/Ps4PBukE5T— Marc Deschamps (@Marc Deschamps) 1547483445.0
@TheSimpsons 30 minutes till its on.. https://t.co/GL8Nt2BeWl— 🤡elliott👽 (@🤡elliott👽) 1547429140.0
The Simpsons, which began as a short on The Tracey Ullman Show, aired its first episode on December 17, 1989. This December it will mark it 30th year on television.