The Facepalm meme usually features an screen capture image of Captain Picard from the television show Star Trek the Next Generation, as he clutches his face in disbelief. Facepalming is, of course, placing one’s hands on one’s face, a gesture that conveys dismay or a reaction to someone’s lapse of judgement. It can be self-deprecating or directed at another individual.
The screen capture of Picard originated in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Deja Q” from Season 3 of the series. Picard places his face in his hand after a mischievous character named Q requests boarding of the Enterprise. This reaction-face meme first appeared in 2004, and is still popular. Variations include “What can I get you to drink? - Nothing, I’ll just have water.”
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