These 32 memes of Jo from Little Women saying ‘I can’t’ are painfully relatable
I can’t, I can’t, I’ve tried and I can’t
Little Women was a cinematic masterpiece, don’t fight me on that, I will win. And it produced a lot of great moments, but not a lot of memes. Until now.
Remember the proposal scene when Laurie, aka gorgeous Timothée Chalamet, asked Jo to be his wife and she turns him down straight away? Well it’s been turned into a very relatable meme.
In the scene Jo says over and over again “I can’t” in response to his question and one Twitter user has shared the video.
— e (@debickix) January 19, 2020
In case you’re going to be lazy and not watch those five seconds Jo says “I can’t, I can’t, I’ve tried it and I failed”. And loads of people are applying it to a lot of situations, like getting out of bed, using dating apps or attempting to got the gym before work. Never going to happen btw.
Some Twitter users are applying it to songs and the results are hilarious.
These are the funniest Little Women “I can’t” memes:
Girls Aloud when you ask them to speak French instead of letting the funky music do the talking pic.twitter.com/rid1tz40FV
— Joe (@JoePassmore) February 18, 2020
2. There is a chair there for a reason
when someone tells me I should just put my clothes away after I wear them instead of piling them on various pieces of furniture throughout the room pic.twitter.com/9E0QIcFSVz
— heather mason (@NerdHeather) February 17, 2020
3. I literally can’t
me trying to think of other adverbs besides “literally” pic.twitter.com/81jUWsMm8U
— bella (@cerseironan) February 17, 2020
4. Have you seen the boys on Tinder?
me to my coupled friends when they suggest I try meeting someone nice on dating apps: pic.twitter.com/EjDH2Xw8HO
— Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) February 17, 2020
5. Sorry, but that does not work in my universe
“just wake up early and go to the gym before work”
— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) February 18, 2020
6. Or the motion in the ocean, the sun in the sky
Tracy Turnblad when she tries to stop the beat pic.twitter.com/aiyQzmcP6X
— John Robert Allman (@Johnny_Allman) February 17, 2020
7. It’s too difficult mum
Me in 2013 to my mom after she suggested finding a job on LinkedIn pic.twitter.com/vijNp1AW3H
— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) February 17, 2020
8. I will do no such thing
“stop talking about florence pugh in little women” pic.twitter.com/hexp11ACk2
— amy march’s bangs ⴵ (@chaoswaIking) February 14, 2020
9. Sorry what?
Comments: stop calling it Baby Yoda. It’s The Child.
— Nerdist (@nerdist) February 17, 2020
10. It’s literally impossible
literally everyone: you should try the 1p saving challenge! it's easy, you just sav-
— Monzo (@monzo) February 19, 2020
11. No one wants to see your Eiffel Tower pics
trying not to post “ugh take me back ?” throwbacks from study abroad on my story every day pic.twitter.com/gZNoxXOg1H
— mariam (@skintinty) February 19, 2020
12. Need to stop adding things to my ASOS basket
me every time i scold myself to stop impulsively buying shit. pic.twitter.com/Sjt9Zya1ad
— ᴇʟʟᴇ (@_quaintrelIe) February 19, 2020
13. It’s just sooo hard
Me, on getting out of bedpic.twitter.com/XN1CQSWmqH
— asad bhaiyya (@sadizid) February 19, 2020
14. Oh, English A-Level flashback
Gatsby when someone tells him to stop saying old sport so much pic.twitter.com/qHRewZJcgG
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) February 18, 2020
15. What would be the point anyway
greta gerwig attempting to make a film without saoirse or timothee pic.twitter.com/qERBZOc005
— painted by: amy march (@GERWlGRETA) February 13, 2020
16. It’s the best Pixar movie, don’t fight me on this
trying not to talk about ratatouille for a day pic.twitter.com/rvJsyyfgyA
— ????? (@DAREDEVllLS) February 17, 2020
Shakira’s hips when asked to tell a lie pic.twitter.com/lNTbYndSiS
— elaina borg (@elainalinborg) February 18, 2020
18. There was space for both of them
jack: please let me on the door
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 18, 2020
19. If you don’t know this song, what the hell?
Kylie Minogue trying to get you out of her head pic.twitter.com/SZUb9Ethlm
— lou (@lousaysthings) February 18, 2020
20. Why would I do that?
me when someone suggests i simply take coffee cups out of my car when i’m done drinking them instead of letting my car become a giant trash can
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonly) February 17, 2020
21. It’s honestly impossible to do it well
Me watching a winged eyeliner tutorial pic.twitter.com/MXMe6zJA95
— Carrie Wittmer? (@carriesnotscary) February 17, 2020
22. I have zero self control
“Stop eating dessert after every single meal” pic.twitter.com/9GByCTPfE7
— dudi jench (@misterjench) February 17, 2020
The Weeknd when he tries to feel his face pic.twitter.com/dTQtRIi6TR
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) February 18, 2020
24. I don’t think that’s going to work with my schedule
When your boss tells you that you need to start arriving to work on time pic.twitter.com/5JRRdiVJ0J
— New York Post (@nypost) February 18, 2020
25. Just a few more TikToks
“if you’re so tired maybe u shouldn’t go on tiktok for 3 hours every night” pic.twitter.com/1dH2BjdZP3
— bennett ! (@bennett_725) February 17, 2020
26. I’m just so enthusiastic!
me trying not to end every sentence in an email with an exclamation mark pic.twitter.com/knF6WoS1cy
— timothée in the french dispatch fan club president (@morganaomi) February 17, 2020
27. God, what a tune
miley cyrus when they ask her if she can be tamed pic.twitter.com/wXIbhmLsbO
— ??? (@jehriellaureano) February 17, 2020
28. Must be orange all year round
Every single person I know: stop fake tanning in the winter
— Molly (@thescheadroom) February 10, 2020
29. Really hate myself sometimes
me trying 2 take a pic without my hands going✌?pic.twitter.com/IqU75snTFq
— ✨ uma⁷ ✨ (@goddamnituma) February 11, 2020
30. Just no
them: why don’t you try making friends with other boys?
gay six-year-old me: pic.twitter.com/FclKhD7h5B
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) February 18, 2020
31. Why am I always awake this early?
Me trying to sleep past 8am on a weekend pic.twitter.com/ursqaPXz0N
— Nicole Gallucci (@nicolemichele5) February 17, 2020
32. And another variation for the lols
French tutor: Repeat after me, 'bonjour'.
— Nuhdeen Coyle (@NuhdeenCoyleNow) February 18, 2020