These video memes portray users doing mundane activities, but Pascal's emotionless face while eating the sandwich makes everything hilarious.
Pedro Pascal has conquered "The Mandalorian," "Narcos" and "The Last of Us" and is now on a crusade to capture the internet with his memes. His popularity has spiked since his appearance in HBO's "The Last of Us," which premiered on January 15.
Now, TikTok users are using a CapCut template of Pascal eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—which came from a video of him and Jon Favreau comparing American and Chilean snacks in a segment of "Snack Wars" on Youtube—to portray themselves doing mundane activities or their inner thoughts.
Pascal's emotionless face while eating the sandwich makes everything hilarious. With multiple Pedro Pascal memes circulating the world wide web, TikTok users are noticing how often they see him. "I LOVE HOW PEDRO PASCAL IS ALWAYS A MEME HELP," said @f1lthn. "I love that the Pedro pascal clip is taken over the sad mouse one with the same music," added @snebbabella.
The 47-year-old has been trending on the internet thanks to his seemingly recurring role as a babysitter to both "Baby Yoda" aka Grogu and Bella Ramsey's character Ellie Williams. Channeling a stoic gunslinger, a softie with a heart of gold under a callous exterior, Pascal shot up in popularity enough to be crowned the "internet's daddy." Well aware of his fame on social media, Pascal graciously embraced the title during a lie detector test for Vanity Fair.
Pedro Pascal still thriving in his hot babysitter era, we love to see it pic.twitter.com/G46n0cHIfT— Shelby Young (@shelby_young) January 16, 2023
“daddy is a state of mind, you know what i'm saying? i'm your daddy” - pedro pascal pic.twitter.com/x9NsYLSUEX— Pedro Pascal Daily (@pascalarchive) April 25, 2022
According to Forbes, Pascal's swashbuckling role in "The Last of Us"—in which he plays a character called Joel, an antihero whose obsession with survival is fueled by his desensitization due to his daughter's death—also generated a 3-image meme based on a scene of him suffering a panic attack, which people on social media call "relatable."
His sudden popularity could be due to his steely masculinity laced with a raw vulnerability that people find so appealing. In another viral video of Pascal reading from the play "I, My Ruination," the actor can be seen laughing hysterically before breaking down in tears. It later became a meme that left people in stitches, evoking a poignant memory of pandemic blues.
pedro pascal laughing then crying hands over eyes face face read upset sad chaotic crazy space song by beach house in the background funny gay reaction video meme pic.twitter.com/P109jqeJyo— evas archive (@PlNKJINMIN) February 11, 2023
To further escalate the Pascal obsession, a clip from "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" sees a worried Nicholas Cage turning to Pascal, who gives him an unhinged yet haunting smile as they drive together to Mama Cass Elliot's "Make Your Own Kind of Music."
Speaking on "The Graham Norton Show," Pascal explained what it means to be the internet's daddy. When asked about it, Pascal admitted that he is "still trying to figure it out." Norton went on to read a fan comment about Pascal, highlighting how certain people on the internet refer to him as "daddy."
"What are you? Are you the father of the internet? What's the Internet Daddy?" asked Norton. To this, Pascal coyly replied, "Me! Uh, internet daddy, I'm still trying to figure it out. I feel like it changes—there's Daddy, there's Zaddy. Zaddy, with a Z. I'll take it all."