35 Challenge Accepted Memes That Will Take You Back to 2012

Our sense of humor is always evolving. This means that the way we express that humor, whether it’s through verbal jokes, funny messages, or memes also changes. Sometimes it’s good to look back on older memes to reminisce about how everything evolved. One of the most popular memes back in the day was the “Challenge Accepted” meme.

What is the “Challenge Accepted” meme?

“Challenge accepted” is an expression that is used to express that the speaker is willing to undertake a difficult task. You’ll often see this phrase accompanied by an image of a stick figure crossing his arms with a smug facial expression.

Origins

The “challenge accepted” catchphrase was first popularized by a character named Barney Stinson in the television series “How I Met Your Mother.” He first said this in the show while attempting to seduce an older woman.

In 2010, the rage stick figure that this meme is commonly associated with was posted in a forum thread.

Popularity

The meme quickly showed up in other places on the internet. A Tumble blog called “Fu** Yeah Challenge Accepted Guy” was created, followed by a “Challenge Accepted” Facebook page that racked up 145,000 likes within two years. A meme generator page was also created using the meme format.

Here are some of the best “challenge accepted” memes we’ve found for you!

1. Walk without walking? Challenge accepted.

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Pinterest

2. This cat has probably never seen a ball of yarn this big, but that does not mean he will shy away from the challenge of playing with all of it!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Runt of the Web

3. Too many grocery bags to carry? No problem!

Source: Runt of the Web

4. Don’t forget that crossing your arms to accept a challenge is not always the best way to win it!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Pinterest

5. Dads sneezing has to be the loudest noise there is in the galaxy — challenge accepted!

Source: Memedroid

6. Looks like we’ve got a risk-taker over here!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Eagle News

7. Creating memes that will pass moderation is easy enough if you’re up to the challenge.

Source: Memedroid

8. Getting to China from this side of the world? Challenge accepted.

Source: Pinterest

9. What do you say when you’ve accepted a challenge that doesn’t turn out quite as planned? Close enough!

Source: Memedroid

10. Not everybody is skilled enough to take on this challenge.

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Runt of the Web

11. Flirting with 20 women? No big deal.

Source: Know Your Meme

12. Anything for cake!

Source: Memedroid

13. It won’t be hard to swallow pills with that kind of throat, so challenge accepted.

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Memedroid

14. Meme or die? I think not! Challenge accepted.

Source: Memedroid

15. It takes some serious skills to wash a spoon without getting wet.

Source: Memedroid

16. That is one long line, and this guy accepts the challenge.

Source: Runt of the Web

17. Not only has this challenge been accepted; but it has also been completed — though we can’t guarantee the person won’t be in trouble for it!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Runt of the Web

18. Every Super Mario Bros. game is quite the challenge!

Source: Know Your Meme

19. Here’s a pigeon. Challenge accepted.

Source: Meme Creator

20. Looks like jigsaw underestimated his victim’s determination to take on even the worst challenges.

Source: Know Your Meme

21. Watch me do it!

Source: Memedroid

22. Only those who have practiced will be able to do this challenge in the restroom.

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Daily Mail

23. Can’t walk into Mordor? Watch me!

Source: Quick Meme

24. This bird has some guts to accept this challenge!

Source: Know Your Meme

25. Teachers often underestimate their students.

Source: Pinterest

26. This is not a challenge for everybody; be warned!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Memes Monkey

27. Meme-ception.

Source: Imgflip

28. Acceptance of the challenge.

Source: Imgflip

29. Nobody is a match for walking on legos!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Imgflip

30. Don’t speak too soon, now.

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Know Your Meme

31. I see what you did there!

Source: Reddit

32. This meme format deserves to be revived!

Source: Reddit

33. Mom underestimates my power!

Challenge Accepted Memes

Source: Memedroid

34. Netflix doesn’t know what’s coming for it.

Source: Reddit

35. You underestimate this guy’s magic hands.

Source: Relatably

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I'm a photography amateur with a love for all things vintage — I just so happen to like writing, too. When I'm not rummaging around for my next vinyl record, hiking a mountain, or frolicking by the sea, you'll find me writing up a storm right here on BlazePress.

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