Once you hear the millennial comedian drop the line “that is a scarecrow,” you won’t be able to get it out of your head. The country song was featured on his 2016 album Make Happy but is seeing a resurgence of interest thanks to TikTokers. People have turned a small segment from the comedy track into a full-blown trend.
What does “that is a scarecrow” mean on TikTok?
TikToker @mochadrift uploaded a snippet of the comedian’s song “Country Song (Pandering)” on TikTok.
“Good girl, in a straw hat, with her arms out in a cornfield,” Burnham sang. “That is a scarecrow.”
Now people use the latter half of the lyrics to describe something in an overly complicated way and the punchline (“That is a scarecrow”) to reveal what the thing is in actuality.
Examples of the “That is a scarecrow” TikTok trend
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