I Tip My Hat to You. One Legend to Another
“I Tip My Hat to You. One Legend to Another” is a two-panel image macro meme featuring characters from the 2011 movie Rango.
The first panel features the character Rattlesnake Jake, and the second panel features the characters Rango and Beans receiving Rattlesnake Jake’s compliment.
The movie Rango debuted in theaters on March 4, 2011. However, it wasn’t until March 5, 2019 that the first iteration of this meme appeared.
Redditor u/RulerofallKumquats posted this version of the meme as a meta-joke about other Redditors bringing their best with Rango memes.
But it wasn’t until June 14, 2019 that the meme gained serious traction. Redditor u/zody0 shared this version of the meme involving Keanu Reeves and Elon Musk, cementing the macro in meme history with over 8,000 upvotes.
“I Tip My Hat to You. One Legend to Another” is used to convey respect between two parties.
Generally speaking, the party featured in the first panel of the macro is an expert or established respectable party, and the second panel is devoted to bucky newcomers that have proven themselves respectable.