But, for now, Trudeau has the last laugh, and social media is laughing with him.
With the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs, the baseball memes were quick to follow.
Cartoonists also obliged, poking fun at the conservatives Trudeau trounced.
Trudeau was the subject of memes well before his election victory. Some reveled in his youthful facial scruff, others marveled at his rather odd party trick of balancing babies with one hand.
And then at least one person decided to use their photo-shop skills.
On election night, though, it appeared Trudeau had the Internet all figured out. Around the time it became clear his Liberals had won a majority in parliament, Americans Twitter was agog with chat about a new trailer for the forthcoming Star Wars film. Lo and behold, viral synergy: