The 18 Best Good Morning Memes

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Good morning! Is it time to go back to sleep yet?. dutko / iStock / Getty

Morning means different things to different people, and there has always been a sharp divide on the subject between morning people and night owls. Some people are able to roll out of bed at the crack of dawn, a spring in their step, while others shuffle along like zombies until their morning coffee has kicked in. Good morning memes exist in the battleground between these two camps, and neither side has any interest in taking prisoners.

What Do Good Morning Memes Mean

Good morning memes can mean a few different things, because they aren't always played straight. Some good morning memes literally mean nothing more than good morning, while others are meant to express a negative attitude toward waking up and the morning in general. There is a substantial overlap, in terms of theme, between good morning memes and coffee memes, since so many coffee memes also deal with the difficulty of waking up in the morning and facing the day.

How Are Good Morning Memes Used?

Some good morning memes are used to say good morning in an amusing or cute way. These are the good morning memes that play it straight, and they usually have a very basic message and meaning.

Other good morning memes are used to convey the user's negative feelings toward the fact that it is the morning, or toward people who manage to be happy and cheerful despite the pure agony involved in waking up each morning. These memes can be used in either a serious or joking context, such as posting a Grumpy Cat meme in response to someone who has said good morning.

Examples of Good Morning Memes:

Example #1
Image: Overly-Attached Girlfriend
Text line one: Good morning. How did you sleep?
Text line two: Don't lie to me. I was watching you.
Meaning: This is a variant on the Overly-Attached Girlfriend meme, which uses a picture of an intense young woman overlaid with something an obsessed girlfriend might say. In this case, a friendly good morning is followed by a creepy statement about watching someone sleep.

Example #2
Image: A cat edited to remove half of its body, with a top hat, pipe, and cane added.
Text line one: Good morning! Lovely day, isn't it?
Text line two: Terribly sorry, must dash. Toodle-pip!
Meaning: This meme uses an old altered image of a cat that is funny on its own, and combines it with a good morning message that enhances the humor of the original image. This is an example of a good morning meme that could be used to say good morning with a playful spin.

Example #3
Image: A skeleton relaxing on a couch.
Text line one: Just sitting here waiting on someone to tell me
Text line two: Good morning
Meaning: This is a variation on a common meme that uses a skeleton to suggest that the user has waited so long for something to happen that they have died. In this case, posting this meme would suggest that nobody has wished the poster a good morning, and that they don't expect that to change any time soon.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the 18 funniest good morning memes:

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That feel when no QT 3.14 GF to stare creepily at you while sleeping. More »

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Pip pip, cheerio, and all that rot. More »

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Bae did not deliver. More »

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 But I've never met them. More »

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Just don't cross the streams, or you'll doom us all. More »

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 Morning. It is morning. And I'd like to go back to bed. More »

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If you bread your cat and drop it on the floor, will the cat land on its feet or on its face? It's a question for the ages. More »

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But only if the earlier bird didn't get there first. Better luck next time.  More »

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Why does pee o'clock always come just when the dream you're having is getting really good? More »

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Pee o'clock is the most magical time of the day, Grumpy Cat. Just accept it. More »

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Yes, but do you have a moment to discuss our lord and savior Beagle Chiweenie? More »

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How is it legal for pugs to be so adorable. More »

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This is getting dangerous. More »

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This is a very reasonable demand, though. More »

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Because the only thing I like about the morning is the part when I'm asleep.  More »

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Nothing could go wrong there. More »

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Just doesn't have the same ring to it. You do you, Dennis. More »

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 Good morning anyway. More »