In the “I like you, have a cupcake,” trend, people name what they like and dislike in a range of categories from celebrities to grammar. But even if you haven’t seen this viral meme on your FYP, you might recognize the sound.
Origins of the “I like you, have a cupcake” sound
Fish Hooks was a popular animated series that aired for three seasons from 2010 to 2014. In a scene, Albert Glass, a nerdy glassfish, voiced by The Middle’s Atticus Shaffer, doles out cupcakes to his class. Albert gives a cupcake to each student he likes, skipping the one he doesn’t.
“I like you, have a cupcake. I like you, have a cupcake,” Albert says until he comes across a girl he doesn’t like. “Uuuugh…” he groans before continuing, “I like you, have a cupcake.”
The “I like you, have a cupcake” TikTok trend
For this new meme, people use the sound to list things they like and things they don’t. Typically a user will pick a category like clothing or food. They’ll list two things they like and when they get to Albert’s groan, name the thing in the category they abhor. The trend currently has 512,000 videos associated with the sound.
The video to launch the trend was by @chrisevanssonsgf, who used the sound to rate Captain America’s Chris Evans different facial hairstyles. She rated his buzzcut, full beard and long hair highly, but she was not a fan of Evans with a mustache.
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