People on TikTok are lamenting their ruined childhoods thanks to a song from a mockumentary.
Over the past decade, we’ve seen an endless slew of reboots. Everything from iCarly to Sex and the City and Spider-Man to Powerpuff Girls has gotten a modern reimagining. Some people aren’t too keen on the new versions of their old favorites — and they’re using a hilarious song to prove it.
Most people will recognize the meme of a man tapping his temple and smirking. It usually circulates as a GIF. The man is actor Kayode Ewumi and the meme is from the 2016 BBC Three web series #HoodDocumentary, a mockumentary that follows the fictional rapper Roll Safe and his wacky adventures.
A different clip of Roll Safe has now become a TikTok meme. The user @teqfla uploaded a soundbite of Roll Safe’s comedic rapping.
The audio has over 63,000 videos associated with it. The sound is being used to mock reboots of nostalgic properties or celebrate the original versions.
Meanwhile, @sarah.seddon was all about the throwback Strawberry Shortcake lip balms.
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