Prepare for the Return of 'Empire' With the Show's Best Memes

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With the third season of Fox's smash hit Empire returning to small screens Wednesday night (Sept. 21), fans will be keeping up with the Lyons on a weekly basis once again. The explosive season 2 finale may have left us with some questions, but the Internet can still count on a generous amount of meme madness following each episode.

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In anticipation of Empire's comeback, LOL with us while browsing through the best memes about the show below:

 

Not here tho ✋-- @empirememes -- The only place you will find original memes. So stay tuned 'cuz we got some nice ones coming up. --

A photo posted by --The 1st Empire Memes Page-- (@empirememes) on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT

 

Why have one meme when you can have many? 

 

#cookielyon #tarajiphenson #tarajihenson #empire #empirefox #empireseason3 EmpireBBK.com

A photo posted by Empire Fox Boo Boo Kitty (@empirebbk) on Sep 17, 2016 at 12:43am PDT

 

Count on Cookie to keep it real. 

Y'all still playing ------ #Empire pic.twitter.com/qHfvOXa4ys

- DeMarko Gage :) (@DeMarko_Gage) September 24, 2015

#empire bruhhhhhhh -------- pic.twitter.com/wNkVisqoSR

- Keante'&tradeⓂ️ 94K (@Flyallogy) September 24, 2015

In an efforts to prove her point to Jamal -- in the words of DJ Khaled -- Mama Lyon gave her cub "another one."

Anita arched that back like #EmpireSeason2 pic.twitter.com/ZqPSzGYpIh

- ----♛ (@meemurz) September 24, 2015

Boo Boo Kitty's twerking scene in the season two premiere of Empire sent timelines into a frenzy, as she awkwardly danced for Mimi.

Droppin tomorrow on #Empire records, bruh. pic.twitter.com/dODZvF43t6

- Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) March 19, 2015

When Cookie learned Lucious killed her cousin Bunkie and tried to suffocate Lucious with a pillow, the patriarch dished out special gifts to the family, including a pillow for Cookie. Hence, this Drake-inspired meme.

Jamal Lyon lol #Empire pic.twitter.com/I845OxxZHD

- Shady Fan Blog (@Eminem_2016_) March 19, 2015

Instead of showing up to a rap battle to actually rap, Jamal hopped onstage and earned respect by singing "So what I'm gay, it don't matter/ God ain't make you no better than me."

@EmpireFOX This one forsure loooool #MEMEMPIRE pic.twitter.com/aYLSgDqFtc

- Abenazer Albe (@Albefamous) April 15, 2015

While Cookie is the feisty matriarch on Wednesday nights, Kerry Washington has held down the primetime slot on Thursdays with Scandal, and fans couldn't help making joint memes pitting these leading ladies against each other.