Memes! There are so many of them. Where did they all come from?
YouTuber hatinhand spent hours in the Internet's belly poring over archives to find the origins of some of the web's better known "inside jokes," and compiled a montage of the clips that started it all.
Unfortunately, for a video captioned "context, context everywhere," A Mess of Memes offers little by way of actual background. Nonetheless, most of the memes should be readily apparent.
For everything else, there's Know Your Meme.