Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


English, Linguistics, and Communication

First Advisor

Ohl, Jessy

Major or Concentration



Memes have become an increasingly popular form of digital communication since the rise of social media. However, academic study of memes is often limited to those that are connected to specific social, cultural, or political movements. In this paper, I discuss the popularity of the Evil Kermit and the But That's None of My Business Kermit the Frog memes, and argue in favor of widening the genre of memes that academic study tends to focus on. An Analysis of Kermit the Frog Memes was written for COMM 460, the Seminar in Digital Rhetoric, and the sponsoring professor was Jessy Ohl, PhD.