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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay entered the pantheon of memes thanks to a decade-old clip from Hell’s Kitchen where he shouts at his team, “Where is the lamb sauce?!” Someone distorted the photo, added glowing red laser eyes and the caption “Lamb sauce: Located,” and the rest is meme history.
Lamb Sauce is one of those total non-sequitur memes that’s funny for its sheer weirdness. Because it barely means anything, it can be used in any context, and that’s what makes it one of the year’s new classics.
Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Sauce refers to a series of shitpost style images referencing a 2006 episode of Hell’s Kitchen in which Chef Gordon Ramsay berates a kitchen full of chefs, demanding to know where the lamb sauce is for a dish.
In a clip from a 2006 episode of his show Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay profanely berates a kitchen of chefs, eventually demanding to know where the lamb sauce is for a dish.The clip inspired several YouTube Poop and remix videos in the coming years, becoming one of the more widely referenced clips of the show.
Over the years, the quote has become part of a few remixes and “YouTube poop”-style videos, but it’s finally taking off as a meme this week. It’s a very good one.
All you need is a pic of Ramsay (preferably one with glowing eyes) and a joke about trying to find the lamb sauce.Lamb Sauce plays extremely well with other memes because it’s not just a single image; it’s an entire narrative with a protagonist and motivation. Ramsay really wants that damned lamb sauce.
It’s not entirely clear where the resurgence of the Ramsay/Lamb Sauce theme came from. I couldn’t find the original source of the canonical lamb sauce Located meme, the one with the glowing eyes, but Reddit’s r/dankmemes would be a fair guess; that community has done the most to push Lamb Sauce forward so far.
Look for this meme to keep going strong throughout January, and for people to incorporate it into any new meme formats that show up throughout the month. Or until Ramsey finally finds his lamb sauce.