This is one of our favourite recent funny tweets from SparkNotes — the study guide brand that’s massive in America and absolutely killing it on social media.
Date ideas for Valentine's Day:
– Get dinner
– See a movie
– Resurface after 5 years with a large fortune and a new identity to win the heart of the girl you love
– Throw a party that symbolizes the moral corruption and superficiality of the rich
– Die in a pool
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) February 14, 2020
Many of SparkNotes’ viral tweets require the reader to recognise references to classic literature in order to get the joke. With this type of comedy, being ‘in the know’ is part of the appeal. This topical joke for Valentine’s Day is no exception. It’s also a strong example of list-based comedy, which is a great way to make text-only content stand out on social media.
Missed The Great Gatsby reference? Don’t worry. There are plenty of people posting memes in the comment section to help you catch up.
Want to see more fine examples of comedy in social media marketing from the SparkNotes Twitter account? We’ve compiled our favourites here. It’s funny tweets like this that make SparkNotes one of the funniest brands on social media!