Matt LeBlanc's friend reveals what he really thought of the Irish uncle meme 1 year ago

Matt LeBlanc's friend reveals what he really thought of the Irish uncle meme

Matt LeBlanc is the gift that keeps on giving.

Ah, the Matt LeBlanc meme. A true Irish gem that will live in our hearts forever.


If you've no idea what we're talking about, let us jog your memory.

When the highly anticipated Friends reunion aired last month, fans tuned in in their millions to watch their favourite TV characters reunite for a one off special.

We laughed, we cried, we made probably too many Matt LeBlanc memes. One particular picture of Matt sat in Monica and Rachel's living room went viral across Irish Twitter.

Deemed "Ireland's uncle", the picture of him sat there with his arms crossed and giving off extreme aul fella in the pub vibes immediately resonated with every Irish person ever.


But what did Matt really think of the meme? One of his pals has spoken out about Matt's true feelings on the viral tweets.

Matt's Episodes co-star Stephen Mangan revealed that Matt may not have fully gotten what the meme was about.


Speaking with Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio One, Stephen said: "I’m not sure Matt really understands what was happening. Obviously, he is Italian, but he saw the funny side of it. He’s got a good sense of humour."

We're glad he saw the humour in it, even if it didn't really make much sense to him.

The meme covered just about everything any Irish uncle could possibly say to you, from what you'll do with your arts degree to not knowing what any child in the family got for Christmas.