I did not realize how many zooms would become a part of my life when it first entered the scene many moons ago. For the past year and a half, I’ve been zooming all day, every day. To make my zooming experience a bit more enjoyable, I use funny zoom backgrounds. Granted, working from home and staying away from others to avoid getting sick isn’t fun, but what are you going to do? We were out here trying our best to make a bad situation a little better, and these funny backgrounds were definitely helping.
The appeal of video-chatting your friends constantly or taking Zoom every morning has lost its novelty now that most of us have been socially distancing for over a year but there are ways to make it more enjoyable, and these funny backgrounds are a great place to start. Due to the vaccine distribution, these may even be your last Zoom calls ever, so make them count with a memorable background!
Zoom lets you change your background, so if you didn’t know that, then it’s time to step into the future. Changing your background is easy, so you should definitely do it! Zoom allows anyone to change the background of their video, and while there are a few backgrounds to choose from, you may find that they are, well, boring. Wouldn’t it be fun to make your friends laugh during a long meeting with a humorous Zoom background? I think it would be. All you need to do is save the image you chose to your computer and boom! A beautiful background appears. There are 45 available backgrounds on our list below, or you can Google search for options to your heart’s content. We recommend going with the latter option.
This list of backgrounds includes references to TV shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office, and SpongeBob Square pants. In addition to movie backgrounds, there are also White Chicks and Twilight (yes, even Twilight). Among the iconic celeb moments are a Kardashians’ fistfight, Rihanna grinding on Drake, and Demi Lovato in a parachute. Is there anything more you could ask for?
Here’s a little secret I’d like to share with you. Want to create a zoom background that’s truly funny? Here’s how. Be creative and go for something unexpected. Funny backgrounds can intentionally radiate some *hot mess energy*, if you know what I mean. You might want your office or vacation background to look realistic and convince your friends you’re not lying. If your background were the Jersey Shore house it would have all the dramatic ambiance of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in an episode of The Simple Life or the unexpected wonder of CardiB eating a mango on Instagram Live.
In case you haven’t guessed, we selected all the examples above, along with many others, as our favorites. Originally, there were 15, then 20, then 30, then 40, and now 45. Enjoy perusing and saving a few to spice up your Zoom sessions. You don’t have to tell your friends where you found them. You should just pretend you created them all on your own, and accept their praise as a natural comedian. I won’t tell anyone.
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Teletubby’s Sun Baby
My sincerest apologies to anyone who was scared by the Sun Baby as a child and this is giving them flashbacks! It will be instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up watching Teletubbies.
Emily and a Selfie in Paris
Put yourself in the shoes of Emily, the “queen of Instagram.” Just how did Emily become such a successful influencer with her mediocre Instagram skills?
Skincare routine for a cat
The cat doesn’t seem to be as enthusiastic about getting a facial as I am at the moment. Maybe I should look as awake as possible by using one of those crystal face rollers!
Pen15: The Witchcraft Episode
I wish you a Happy New Year, Pompano! Happy New Year! If you’ve watched Pen15 Season Two’s “Vendy Wiccany” episode, you might recognize this scene…
A fake boardroom meeting
Is it difficult for you to meet with your coworkers physically? You can use this fake boardroom meeting background to recreate those vibes if you work from home.
The Great British Bake-Off
There is a hidden message hidden in the image from The Great British Bake-Off that fans of the show will enjoy having as their zoom background.
You are watched over by Dolly
Dolly Parton is a queen after all, and she’d want to watch over her subjects like this. Anyone who has Dolly as their Zoom background will be in good hands.
I love these sweet niblets! Make this your background, watch Hannah Montana, and get this cute Hannah Montana t-shirt if you’re feeling nostalgic for old-school Miley Cyrus.
Mask of Mona Lisa
Now that Mona Lisa is wearing a mask, you might not be able to see her famous smile, but she’s definitely smiling underneath.
Goths at Bed Bath & Beyond
In this memorable scene from Portlandia, a couple of goth girls buy some home goods with a 20 percent off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Zack and Cody’s Suite Life: Screaming Scene
It’s been a long time! This is a scene from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody starring young Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Ashley Tisdale, and Brenda Song. Have you grown up yet?
Catching a cat by surprise
You’re not alone if this cat’s hilarious expression reminds you of yourself when you’re trying to do yoga.
It’s all garbage
Either an image expressing your true feelings on zoom, or just a general snapshot of the year. After all, 2020 was a total dumpster fire!
Patrick from the SpongeBob Square pants series
The next time you want a funny Zoom background, use an image of Patrick if you haven’t been living under a rock since quarantine started. Patrick knows how it feels.
The Iconic Kimmy Schmidt Scene from Unbreakable
What does Kimmy Schmidt look like in her classic third-grade outfit? What does Titus Andromedon look like in his knockoff superhero costume? I have always liked this funny Zoom background, and I won’t change my mind.
The Modern Family Cam
You’re sure to chuckle a little at this classic-and ridiculous photo of Cam, even if they aren’t huge Modern Family fans (Ugh, can you believe it’s over?).
White Girls’ Dance Battle
What could be more appropriate than a funny Zoom background for your next virtual dance party?
The cafeteria at East High School
You know, for anyone who’s a Wildcat at heart. It’s a great option for lunch meetings.
Twitter post from Grimes explaining Baby Musk’s name
I’m still not sure what it means, but I’m fascinated. How do you feel about it? Find out in your Zoom call.
Congratulations on your diploma
This is especially true if your IRL graduation was canceled and you are Zooming with your college friends. ha!
Intro to That’s So Raven
You are Raven! Tell your Zoom call, “Yup, that’s me!”
The sign that welcomes you to Schitt’s Creek
Additionally, it can be used to see if anyone else is watching the same show as you.
From Twilight: Edward and Bella
That’s why there’s a prequel. If you were #TeamJacob, you might want to change your background to Taylor Lautner.
The Message is Very Clear
Useful if you want to make a point during a business meeting.
Karaoke in the car
Consider yourself a guest on James Corden’s most popular segment! Spend time with Justin Bieber by standing in front of Corden! You can watch every single celeb sing-along from Carpool Karaoke on CBS All Access when you’re in the mood.
The Person with Whom You’re Zooming
Can you imagine how freaked out they would be to log on and see themselves? How meta.
Toilet paper stacked on top of one another
It’s you who has hoarded all the rolls! Zoom backgrounds like this are perfect for quarantine laughs, in my opinion.
Even though it’s not Coachella, it’ll do.
Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Greater Wynnewood
Who hasn’t binge-watched Tiger King (and who hasn’t?), will understand what I’m saying. While you sip on your Carole Baskin-hating mug, you might want to use this.
Hannah Ann’s Letter to Peter
When you know, you know. And this is one of the most iconic funny background choices ever.
Although Baby Yoda is cuter and less funny, I’ve included it anyway, because it’s the perfect Zoom background for me.
A Scene from You on Netflix
As you shop for expensive groceries at an upscale store (and while zooming), you’re being watched, and you like it.
Thanksgiving Episode of Friends (With Turkey)
It’s always funny and a classic. Fans of Friends cannot go wrong with this Zoom background.
Parachuting Demi Lovato
The first thing she was a skyscraper. Now she’s a parachutist. That’s Demi for you.
Love Is Blind’s Jessica
This one makes me laugh nonstop. Wouldn’t it be great if they could quarantine in LIB pods?
Meme of a confused woman
Despite being a classic, this meme is still relevant today. We’re all in a state of confusion.
A woman yells at a cat
A classic meme that never goes out of style. If you use this background, try to keep your sanity. You’re being challenged.
A fistfight between Kim and Kourtney
“My daughter is sleeping!” – Khloe.
They are the Cuomo Brothers
You cuomosexuals out there will enjoy this funny background.
A puppy dressed as Yoda
After all, don’t we all look like this when we work from home? Zoom Snapchat filters are the answer.
Disney’s At-Home Sing-Along Cast
The “We’re All in This Together” dance definitely got me up and moving. I wish Zoom would recreate its magic for me!
Taking a bite out of a mango
I screamed when Cardi B started cutting up a mango on Instagram live with those long nails. That was a quarantine moment! Get yourself a mango peeler, girl.
Feel free to wear a bathrobe if you really want to commit. But please don’t show too much skin!
Sharron in Too Netflix’s Hot to Handle
Put yourself in the show with some of the hottest people you’ve ever seen.
Jaws, the shark in the movie
Since I won’t be going to the beach this summer, I can finally watch Jaws without getting frightened.