Your Boos Mean Nothing, also known as Your Boos Mean Nothing, I’ve Seen What Makes You Cheer, is an exploitable image macro depicting animated character Rick Sanchez from the Adult Swim TV show Rick and Morty. Typically, the meme is used to show when an individual doesn’t care about what someone thinks of their opinion or statement. It is used in a similar capacity to I’m Tired of Pretending It’s Not and Why are you booing me, I’m right.
The still and quote used in the meme originally come from Rick and Morty season four, episode three, called “One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty” that aired on November 24th, 2019. The line is uttered by Rick Sanchez, voiced by Justin Roiland, to a crowd who are booing when it is revealed that Rick doesn’t respect heisting and says, “Your boos mean nothing, I’ve seen what makes you cheer!” (seen below).
Shortly after airing, the scene was used as a meme format within days, and the earliest known example was posted on November 26th, 2019, by the Instagram account subparpowerliftingmemes (shown below), where it received nearly 3,000 likes in roughly 10 months.
On November 27th, 2019, the Facebook page Dank Memes Melt Steel Beams posted another example to their feed (seen below, left), receiving over 5,200 likes, 2,000 shares and 300 comments in 10 months. On December 1st, the Facebook page Being Libertarian posted a version which was widely shared (seen below, right), receiving over 7,900 likes, 5,100 shares and 142 comments in roughly 10 months.
On December 10th, the Instagram account thedad posted another version using a one-panel image (shown below, left), accumulating more than 8,700 likes in roughly nine months. On January 6th, 2020, the Instagram account zucctheberg reposted a meme from Reddit (shown below, right), accumulating over 16,300 likes in roughly eight months.
On January 7th, Redditor vocchiogrosso posted another variant to the /r/dankmemes subreddit referencing Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes (seen below, left), receiving over 1,200 upvotes in eight months. On May 13th, Redditor LordStrongDong posted a version to the /r/memes sub (seen below, right), receiving over 16,600 upvotes and 239 comments in four months.