Anybody who thinks TikTok is barely used as a spot for bored teenagers to make humorous movies clearly hasn’t been paying very shut consideration. Within the comparatively quick period of time the app has been obtainable, folks have used TikTok to make poignant social commentary and impact precise change on this planet.
However, yeah, principally, it’s a spot for bored teenagers to make humorous movies. The latest “who put the muffins within the freezer” TikTok pattern is the right instance of a semi-funny factor that has been delivered to final meme standing due to these bored teenagers. We don’t get it, precisely, however we’re right here for it anyway. Right here’s what we all know concerning the pattern.
“Who put the muffins within the freezer” is TikTok’s newest pattern — nevertheless it did not begin there.
So, chances are high you got here throughout folks on TikTok saying “who within the hell put the muffins within the freezer?” and ended up right here. You’d be forgiven for pondering the meme began on TikTok, however from what we will inform, it was truly initially began on Vine (RIP). On Could 12, 2020, TikTok consumer @beanie_br0 uploaded this video (by the best way, there’s some NSFW language):
In case you possibly can’t watch it proper now, it exhibits a younger child opening a freezer door, shrieking “what the f–k?!” then asking “who within the hell put the muffins within the freezer?” That’s it. That’s the audio. He does say it in a fairly humorous means, although. You may’t deny there’s a catchy rhythm there.
@beanie_br0 isn’t the creator of the unique video. It was initially a Vine that gained recognition a number of years in the past (à la “and so they have been roommates!”). As soon as @beanie_br0 uploaded the Vine to TikTok, it discovered a brand new viewers of people that have been able to put their very own spin on it and reupload, advert infinitum.
In brief order, everybody started posting their very own “who put the muffins within the freezer” movies, both lip-syncing the sound or simply opening their very own freezer doorways to disclose muffins. Or one thing that wasn’t muffins. There aren’t actually guidelines to how folks take part within the pattern. Quickly, there was a brand new TikTok sound that includes a “who put the muffins within the freezer” track, and that took off.
Folks began saying they put the muffins within the freezer. Folks made new accounts claiming to be the muffin freezer. Everyone seems to be speaking about and singing about muffins in freezers. It reminds us of that Twitter pattern awhile again when everybody was riffing on William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Simply to Say” and creating their very own icebox-plums poems. One thing about chilly meals apparently will get folks’s creativity going.
Anyway, there isn’t actually an clarification behind the “muffins within the freezer” pattern, per se. It’s simply the newest instance of individuals listening to one thing humorous and latching onto it. Folks have been reacting this strategy to humorous memes since even earlier than we had the web. If it’s driving you loopy, although, you possibly can relaxation assured that quickly sufficient, this meme will probably be changed by one thing utterly completely different. Such is life.