This month of October has brought us a lot of amazing shows on Netflix, especially American drama-comedy series, Emily In Paris. The show revolves around a Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper who lands an unexpected job opportunity in Paris where she discovers love but also learns how to juggle her new life there.
The show has gained much popularity in Malaysia after many netizens on social media especially Twitter have decided to make several parodies of it by photoshopping Emily’s picture and placing it in a more local environment.
Emily in Perlis pic.twitter.com/664ILeC936
— izzi (@IzzRaifHarz) October 16, 2020
One example can be seen in Twitter user @IzzRaifHarz, where he photoshops Emily in Perlis. In the tweet, Emily is seen photoshopped in several landmarks in Perlis such as eating at Nasi Kandar Yasmeen Arau, taking a selfie at the Padang Besar morning market, taking pictures of Perlis’s famous Satay fish stall, Lokchin and lastly eating with her friend at Ikan Bakar Kola.
The tweet has gone viral with 17.4k retweets and 24.9k likes, but most of all, it has influenced many other people all over Malaysia to hop on the trend and photoshop Emily in their vicinity.
Emily In Ampang pic.twitter.com/qZCL4EzVnF
— معظيم (@dzulmuazzem) October 16, 2020
Emily in Ampang is another example, where she is seen taking a selfie with one of Ampang’s best landmarks which it’s highly long and horrendous traffic jam heading towards Jalan Ampang uploaded by Twitter user @dzulmuazzem. Twitter user @sortahari took a jab at the meme with their depiction of her in Klang.
anyway stream dynamite ♡ https://t.co/wbtLPi5RdM
— haribo (@sortahari) October 18, 2020
In this particular tweet by Twitter user @ijaicool featuring Emily in Bangi, the replies contain a long thread of pictures of Emily in various places beside landmarks such as Tealive, Sunway Pyramid and local beaches.
Emily In Bangi pic.twitter.com/hsNm22c9uN
— Faizal Rosly (@ijaicool) October 16, 2020
Relating to current water disruption problems right now, Twitter user @strbwerry had also shared a meme of Emily in Selangor taking a picture of people lining up for the Air Selangor truck.
Emily in Selangor pic.twitter.com/nNPE93ld0w
— faqihah (@strbwerry) October 16, 2020
The engagement of the trend has been uplifting, as many netizens have been praising each other for being creative and relating to one another as well about the landmarks that have been chosen. I guess internet peeps are doing Netflix’s marketing for them since many are now keen to watch the series.
My life in perlis earlier hahahahaha https://t.co/Md2fZ8L5nQ
— chah (@AllTimeChah) October 17, 2020
I would watch the heck out of this show. https://t.co/IIpSZ8l8Eb
— Sharmilla Ganesan (@sharmillag) October 17, 2020
If you’re interested to hop on the bandwagon too, we have found an easy generator called Emily in Somewhere. It’s simple. All you have to do is add a picture that you like and add your Emily.
It’s great that many Malaysians are coming together and sharing their famous landmarks in their own specific part of town. We hope to see more of it!