The Best Memes From This Year's Late Late Toy Show

The Best Memes From This Year's Late Late Toy Show
By Simon Kelly Updated
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There's nothing quite like Late Late Toy Show night. What was already a staple of the Irish calendar for the whole country has exploded in recent years as a new tradition is born: everyone piling onto Twitter for a national watch-along.

And with that comes great memes. Like, really great memes. Irish Twitter rarely fails to deliver on Toy Show night and this year was no different. So sit back, relax and pour through the best reactions to this year's show.

The very best Late Late Toy Show memes

First and foremost, it's always important to start off right and have your Toy Show bingo card at the ready.

After a trippy enough musical number introducing the theme of the night, The Wizard of Oz, Tubridy, kicking off his thirteenth year hosting the show, was straight off the mark with an impressive amount of bad puns. After about fifty of those and some diminishing returns on "wahays" from the audience, it was time to swiftly move on to the first guests of the night.



Almost straight away we were introduced to one of the heroes of the night. None other than Billy from Kildare, sporting an impressive mullet. As Billy himself said, it was business in the front and party in the back.

Billy is a simple man with simple pleasures, all he needs in life is a good haircut and a Centra pasta bake. The future Garda was quick to steal the hearts of pretty much everyone watching.

The next kid to win us over had an equally impressive head of hair. It was Cealan Green from East Wall, who absolutely loved Liverpool because "unlike most teams that only have one good player, Liverpool players are all good." We're sure Arthur Melo is delighted to hear that.



Cealan was greeted by the first guest of the night and it was a big one; Liverpool and Ireland goalkeeping sensation Caoimhín Kelleher. Just like Cealan, we were buzzin' - even if plenty of viewers found the idea of Kelleher explaining the Toy Show to his teammates a hilarious one.

Cealan got the chance to take a penalty against Kelleher, and buried it in the top corner. Some viewers joked that his club and national team managers wouldn't have been too impressed.

Next up was the iconic Áron Gibbons and his love for planes. Sporting a stylish pilot's get-up, the young man had everyone howling as he lead Tubridy through security and onto a plane play-set.

Hitting us right in the feels was Saoibh and her excellent jokes. Ryan brought out Saoibh's best mates from her time in hospital in a truly special moment. And they all got gifted a trip to DisneyLand, unreal.

The show was bringing the star power this year as we saw Catriona, who champions her autism with absolute class, get a touching message from one of her idols, Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

Cuckoo and her band of grandchildren Cuckoo's Nest kicked off the musical numbers, rocketing their chances to represent the country at next year's Eurovision into the stratosphere. They were followed by Caillin Joe and an audience-consuming song from Wicked.

The final surprise came for young football fan Emmie, who was surprised by a visit by the Irish women's team, including Katie McCabe. Emmie and her family were also told they will be going to next year's Women's World Cup - and viewers were blown away by the classy touch from the WNT.

It was a strong show all in all, and the memes were plentiful. Overall, the show managed to raise over 3 million euro for the Community Foundation of Ireland. Once again the Irish people showed their incredible generosity and had a great laugh while doing so, that's what it's all about. We just hope nobody got stuck with a dodgy stream and missed all the fun.

SEE ALSO: Late Late Toy Show: All Of Ireland Wants A Word With Woo Man

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