The Friend Who Listens To Everything Meme Explained And Some Great Examples
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The Friend Who Listens To Everything Meme Explained And Some Great Examples

Zoe Kramer March 21, 2023

Say what you will about TikTok, but it’s great for finding and sharing memes. There’s nothing like a good Internet joke to make you laugh and brighten up your day. One of the latest memes that has become popular on the app is the Friend Who Listens To Everything meme. It’s not exactly self-explanatory, so if you’re unfamiliar with this meme, it may be a bit confusing. Not to worry — here is everything you need to know about this popular meme, and some of the best examples.

The Friend That Listens To Everything Meme Explained

Like many memes, the Friend Who Listens To Everything Meme, sometimes written as the Friend Who “Listens To Everything” Meme has become popular in part due to its format that can easily be replicated. The meme features a greenscreen clip of Pedro Pascal driving with Nicholas Cage in the passenger seat. The camera cuts from Nic Cage looking concerned and upset to Pedro Pascal grinning as he drives.

Captions can vary from post to post, but are usually some variation of “When the friend who listens to everything gives you the aux” or “When the friend who listens to everything gets in your car.” The idea is that the two people have had a conversation about what music play, and the friend tells them they can play whatever they want because they “listen to everything.” They proceed to play the most obscure and unlistenable music possible.

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Each rendition of the meme features a different song. The album art is sometimes used as a backdrop for the greenscreen clip. Watching different versions of the meme is fun as users outdo each other with the most baffling, hard to listen to, and strange music imaginable. Others simply use it as a way to share their unusual music tastes.

Where Is The Pedro Pascal Driving Clip From?

Pedro Pascal has become one of the Internet’s favourite actors. Whether you know him from Game of Thrones, Narcos, The Mandalorian, or more recently, The Last of Us, Pascal has been in some of the most well-loved and iconic series of recent years. Curiously, however, the clip from the Friend Who Listens To Everything meme isn’t from any of these popular shows. Instead, it’s from a film called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an action-comedy from last year.

Examples Of The Friend Who Listens To Everything Meme

Of course, if you’re curious to learn more about this meme, the best way is to see for yourself. Here are some of the best examples.


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♬ Take Me (Live at Chuo Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Feb. 1982) – CASIOPEA

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.