The Most Epic Pop Culture Elf on the Shelf Ideas Every Parent Needs to See

He's back! Alfie, our favorite Elf on the Shelf, is up to his creative antics, and this year he's cracking us up with all of his pop culture references. From busting a move to "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" to sharing his excitement for The Peanuts Movie, this clever Elf on the Shelf certainly knows what's trending.

Michele Bell, a former first-grade teacher and POPSUGAR editor, is the creative genius behind #AlfieBell and constantly jots down ideas throughout the year. She draws inspiration from what's going on in the world and tries to use Alfie as a way to talk to her kids about current events and pop culture phenomenons. "I did a tribute to Nelson Mandela when he died, and it was a great conversation starter for who he was and why he was so admired," Bell said. Check out some of this Elf on the Shelf's most recent adventures here!

Prince and David Bowie

Prince and David Bowie

Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

Alfie and Crew Dabbing

Alfie and Crew Dabbing

Lemonade + Ice T = Arnold Palmer

Lemonade + Ice T = Arnold Palmer

Alfiémon Go!

Alfiémon Go!

Alfie Participating in Brexit

Alfie Participating in Brexit

Seinfeld's Festivus

Seinfeld's Festivus

Alfie Winning During the Miss Universe Snafu

Alfie Winning During the Miss Universe Snafu

College Beer Pong

College Beer Pong

It's a fratty Friday night for Alfie, complete with a few rounds of marshmallow pong.

Alfie Gothic

Alfie Gothic

Alfie and Barbie give "American Gothic" a run for its money.

The Rockettes

The Rockettes

It's a Christmas Spectacular to remember when Alfie gets to kick it with the Rockettes.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Alfie and we are major fans of The Wiz Live!

The Beatles

The Beatles

Alfie Road has a nice ring to it.

Good Morning America

Good Morning America

Alfie certainly earned his 15 minutes of fame on GMA.

Salvation Alfie

Salvation Alfie

Alfie wants everyone to get in the spirit and pay it forward with the Salvation Army.

Alfie, Harold, and the Purple Crayon

Alfie, Harold, and the Purple Crayon

Alfie has a sleepover with Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Spider-Man vs. Alfie

Spider-Man vs. Alfie

Spider-Man and Alfie are surfing their version of the world wide web.

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead is nothing without Alfie Garcia.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Joyful Alfie is surrounded by Anger and Sadness.

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall introduces Alfie to her chimpanzee friends.

The Mensch on the Bench

The Mensch on the Bench

Alfie and the Mensch swap holiday stories and Instagram photos.

Burning Man

Burning Man

Burning Alfie already has his ticket for next year!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It's better not to mess with a very hungry Alfie . . .

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Alfie Nelson's version of "On the Road Again" brings us to tears.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Alfie's tribute to the great humanitarian.