Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage

Meaning

What does Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage mean?

Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage, also known as Nicolas Cage Looking at Pedro Pascal, as well as Make Your Own Kind of Music, is a viral exploitable video and object labeling meme format, taken from “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, starring the two actors.

At one point in the movie, the pair is seen driving in a car on LSD, with Nicolas “Not the BeesCage looking at Pascal suspiciously, who looks back to him ecstatically.

The scene became a popular object labeling and exploitable meme on TikTok, where the two differing emotions got recognized and associated with  real life situations, where one party is angry, while the other is happy. Both the format, and the original scene is paired with Mama Cass’ “Make Your Own Kind of Music”.

The “Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage” template is one of the most popular “Pedro Pascal Memes.”

@topbanter_ answer is always no 😂 #nicholascage #pedropascal #funny #work #memes #workmemes ♬ Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Mama Cass

Origin

What's the origin of Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage?

The meme originates from “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, which premiered in the United States on March 12th, 2022.

One of the scenes include “Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage” taking LSD and going for a drive, where Cage is looking at Pascal suspiciously, who looks back at him with in ecstasy.

Memes of the scene were already spreading befor the premiere of the film, as early as February 2022. They first started emerging on TikTok, with one of the earliest examples of the meme having been uploaded by @gh0uliasux on February 18th, 2022.

 

Spread & Usage

How did Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage spread?

The weeks following February 18th saw the increasing popularity of the “Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage” meme, with more and more posts appearing on TikTok, usually adopting the object labeling format. Typical posts identified the blissfully ignorant Pascal with the poster, while the disturbed Cage was equated to someone else.

By the end of the month, various green screen edits also made appearance online, further broadening the uses of the meme, allowing it be become an exploitable video format.

“Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage” became so popular, that Cage himself reacted to the meme in an interview, although he admitted, that he is not very active online.

The format also spread elsewhere, apart from TikTok, appearing in YouTube reposts of memes, as well as image macros, followign the original object labeling template.

 

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