One small upside of living in a society thrust into widespread self-isolation is that the internet’s meme game is arguably stronger than ever.
Case in point: PM Scott Morrison’s high-tension Coronavirus press conference showdown with ABC political editor Andrew Probyn last week, which was swiftly transformed into a TikTok craze overnight as scores of bored quarantiners rushed to impersonate ScoMo’s scalding dress-down of the insolent young pencil pusher.
— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) March 24, 2020
Days later, instead of fading into the annals of social media history, the meme has now shockingly levelled up, thanks largely to fellow ABC-ers, triple j brekky hosts Sally & Erica.
The Coda Conduct duo mashed up an impersonation of ScoMo’s iconic rant with Duke Dumont’s ‘Red Light Green Light’ over the weekend, and the results were truly glorious:
@triplejradioAndrew you don’t run the press conference @dukedumont ##sallyanderica ##australia ##scomo ##andrew ##coronavirus
And now, much like COVID-19 (sorry) it’s spreading.
— Tyson Whelan (@tyson_whelan) March 30, 2020
THERES NOW A DUKE DUMONT X ANDREW X SCOMO TIKTOK TREND pic.twitter.com/mkV67ssQzb
— Jo Bradley (@JoLucyBradley) March 29, 2020