But perhaps Leap Day's most popular pop culture crossover is that of 30 Rock's Leap Day William, the spirit of Leap Day, who emerges every four years and exchanges children's tears for candy. He also happens to be Kenneth in a bald cap. Which is to say, there's a lot of fodder out there for Leap Day memes, many of them 30 Rock-related. Below, all the Leap Day memes to share until the next one in 2024. And for those of you who were born on February 29, happy birthday for the first time in four years!
For when you need to talk yourself out of regretting your life choices. Also, by the logic of "pics or it didn't happen," in this case, without the pics — it didn't happen.
For when you want to cheat the system:
If you need a reality check about the extra-ness of the holiday:
uh a leap day isn't an "extra" day. our society operates on a weekday/weekend calendar and nothing else. give me a day between Saturday and Sunday called Plutoday and we can talk about calling it extra— phil (@PhilJamesson) February 28, 2020
And of course, there's his signature rhyme: Leap Day William, Leap Day William / Bursting from the sea / Will he bring his bucket of sweets / For mom and pop and me?
In the words of 30 Rock's Criss Chros (played by James Marsden): "It's Leap Day! Real life is for March!"