TikTok’s ‘oh no’ trend is making fail videos cool again

In the olden days, “fail” videos were all over the internet — footage of attempted stunts gone terribly wrong. Before that, we had “America’s Funniest Home Videos” to gawk at, and now, we have the TikTok “oh no” trend.

The trend is simple — TikTok users are sharing footage of their “fails” set to the song “Oh No” by Capone. When the “fail” moment happens, the video freezes and zooms in on either the face of the fail-ee or the fail itself. We’ll explain.

In a video shared by breelynn14, a cat appears to be visiting her as she’s taking a bath, gently prattling about in a precarious spot, as cats often do.

It, predictably, goes wrong: the cat slips and throws its paws maniacally in the air, and that’s when the chorus hits and the camera zooms in on its shocked face. We don’t see what happens after that, but do we really need to? The video got 8 million likes anyway.

In another video shared by mariaaangeless, a young girl wipes out on roller skates.

Her face is priceless.

“I’m just scrolling through this sound watching people die,” one TikTok user commented.

In what might be the funniest thing I have seen all day (and I have seen a lot of things today), a playground game goes horribly wrong. Thank you, joliegosling.


The best video I’ve ever made @madswoodlouse #fyp #foryou #viral #funny

♬ Capone – Oh No – 由user043998上传

“She came in like a wrecking ball,” one user said.

“Good thing you paused, she could have gotten seriously hurt,” another wrote.

Last one, and then I’ll send you off to enjoy these for yourself — user k.v.i.i.i showed what happens when you try to pet a wild animal.

Thankfully, everyone in these videos is OK — maybe better than OK, even, because now they have tons of TikTok clout. Still, don’t try this at home.

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