An episode of Billy on the Street from 2013 has inspired a meme, and both Billy Eichner and the star of the first iteration of the meme — Chris Evans of The Avengers and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer fame — approve of it.
The joke started earlier this month when Twitter user Lissy dubbed a clip from Captain America: Civil War‘s airport fight scene with audio from the Billy on the Street “Lesbian Lightning Round” (video here) in which Eichner and five gay women run around Manhattan yelling “Let’s go, lesbians!” and querying people with celebrity questions. The audio fits surprisingly well:
After Eichner found the video and tweeted it at Chris Evans, the Avengers actor revealed a part of his process:
With Evans’ approval and Eichner’s joking protestation, other Twitter users were encouraged to make their own versions, like this motivational Rocky scene:
The jokes continued throughout the week with re-dubbed clips from Forrest Gump, The Matrix Reloaded, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Lion King, Ant-Man, Mamma Mia!, and Avengers: Infinity War.
Eichner even suggested another use for the audio: Sex and the City‘s Cynthia Nixon‘s bid for the governorship of New York.
This meme may even earn Eichner some accolades and perhaps become an enduring legacy.