Actress Mindy Kaling, a Dartmouth alumna, delivered the college’s commencement address on Sunday afternoon. You might have heard she was in Hanover this weekend, especially if you follow either Kaling or Dartmouth College on Twitter. The famous grad posted this pic outside her old dorm room on Saturday.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 10, 2018
And then, on Sunday, she did something pretty epic: She acknowledged a Dartmouth meme Facebook group in her speech. Wigs flew.
Dartmouth Memes for Cold AF Teens, a collegiate meme group that actually is pretty dang funny, scored a shout-out from Kaling her address. From the speech (jump to 5:02 above if you wanna watch it go down):
I bet none of you remember a time before the internet. Hell, you probably don’t even remember a time before the Facebook page, “Dartmouth Memes for Cold AF Teens.” Yeah, yeah. I know about that. Made me feel like a real creep researching it. “Hello, I’m a 38‑year‑old woman who wants to join your teen Facebook group. It’s for research, I swear!”
In a post made to the meme group’s page shortly after, Class of 2020 student and group admin Luke Cuomo tagged Kaling and said, “Mindy, I will make you admin if you join the group.” He included a video excerpt of the moment Kaling mentioned the page.
The page’s banner and name also was changed to “Mindy Kaling Ultimate Fan Club” in honor of the recognition.
It’s Mindy’s world, we’re all just living in it. #living
RELATED: Check out the Valley News‘ full coverage of Dartmouth’s commencement ceremony here.