There are some phrases that everybody knows, and are said in a humorous/mocking way like:
- Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
- Dear diary...
Or Russian have this phrase about their failed attempts of learning English, this being the only thing they remember:
- "London is the capital of Great Britain"
Eddie Izzard in one of his comedy shows shares his French learning experiences, remembering this line. Google seems to agree that it is a popular phrase.
- "Le chat est sur la chaise"
So is there a name of this type of common "knowledge" phrases that are so overused that they are somewhat funny, but not just called "memes"?