Everything’s coming up Milhouse! If you haven’t heard, the internet has a lot to be happy about today with the release of Frinkiac -a Simpsons Meme Generator.
Gone are the days of having to sift through millions of pre-made Simpsons memes to explain your exact sentiments to your Facebook friends and online trolls. To any non-Simpsons fan, this is groundbreaking stuff. Do you have any idea how long it takes to find the perfect Otto meme on Google?! Ages.
Named after Springfield’s favourite eccentric scientist, Dr. Frink, the site has over three million searchable screen grabs. Just type in the Simpsons quote you are looking for and the site will search through screen grabs where you can generate your own meme! So easy Ralph could do it.
“We had the idea several years ago when we were quoting The Simpsons at each other all day long, and it was surprisingly difficult to find an image of the scenes we were quoting on Google,” says Sean Schulte, who created Frinkiac with Paul Kehrer and Allie Young.
Although they had the idea around for awhile, they didn’t decide until six months or so ago to actually build it. And here it is in all it’s glory.
“One thing I wasn’t expecting—or didn’t know how to think about—was how people other than us would search for things,” says Schulte. “We started from an almost encyclopedic memory of Simpsons quotes, which is kind of the basic unit of thinking about The Simpsons for us. From seeing search queries, that’s not exactly common: many people seem to search for a description of the scene rather than just what is being said out loud.”
Now go friends! Comment below with your favourite Simpsons memes. All just in time for a new Netflix series brought to you by Matt Groening.
Photos courtesy of the Frinkiac website.