The meme died as quickly as the hype for Morbius, which currently boasts a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but, just like the vampiric Michael Morbius himself, “It’s Morbin’ Time” refused to die.
A few months latest, “It’s Morbin’ Time” was deepfaked into a couple scenes from the Morbius trailer and we were off to the races again.
The meme had spread so far so quickly by June that distributor Sony decided to return Morbius to theaters, where it flopped once again.
It’s safe to say that “It’s Morbin’ Time” will far outlive the movie that inspired it and I don’t even know why. “It’s Morbin’ Time” is the entire meme. Perhaps the sheer clunkiness, the abject awkwardness of the line is what makes it so endearing, but who knows.
When you go on Twitter, it’s Morbin’ time. If you watch Twitch streams, it remains Morbin’ time. If you’re in a particularly juvenille Discord server, it is never not Morbin’ time.