The internet is an amazing place, mainly because your shameful obsessions become validated, even glorified, with the realization that you’re not the ONLY PERSON who loves weird things, like Antiques Roadshow. Antiques Roadshow is one of those shows that you pretend you hate, but in the dark of night you can be found accurately guessing the price range of dozens of odd historical objects. You’ve probably even wondered whether those stained boxes in your parent’s garage have any valuables in them (pro tip: they don’t), fantasizing about bringing a creepy doll or an old painting to the old Roadshow in hopes that it’s really a unique and rare relic of the past.
Even better than having a shameful nerd show secret, is knowing that OTHER people have a shameful nerd show secret, and that those people are funny. Keaton Patti, a comedian and writer based in New York, started the Antiques Roadshow meme last year, poking some good-natured fun at the absolute absurdity of some of the items (and their sometimes equally absurd owners) in a way that captures the socio-economic weirdness of antiques. So roll out your ancient diaper collection and check out our favorite Antiques Roadshow memes!
Antiques Roadshow Red Lobster Meme
Out of all the silverware I’ve swiped from Red Lobster, none of it even compares to this spread. I could definitely use those giant spoons for cereal.
Antiques Roadshow Owl Meme
Tell me you’ve seen a worse owl than this one.
Antiques Roadshow Pinball Meme
Chastity is spendy.
Antiques Roadshow Coat Meme
Can you not… just don’t… dammit.
Antiques Roadshow Trains Meme
No relationship status = no problem.
Antiques Roadshow Fiddle Meme
That is a broad price-point for a piece of history.
Antiques Roadshow Jail Blanket Meme
It probably goes up in price if the blanket writes a tell-all book about serving time.
Antiques Roadshow Clock Lady Meme
Kind of wondering if the clock can come too? Just so she can have a nice hiding spot