What is the ‘Woodchuck Revolution’ on TikTok?

There’s a Woodchuck Revolution on TikTok and humans should be afraid — be very, very afraid. 

The Alt TikTok meme is about an alternate reality where woodchucks, the small rodents also known as groundhogs, have revolted and humans are no longer the dominant species. 

So how exactly did the Woodchuck Revolution start on TikTok? 

The TikTok user @piptersen uploaded a video where he appeared to be in a (green screen) cave. As he huddled in the cavern, a song about woodchucks played and a caption explained the scenario. 

“POV: You live in a society that was overthrown by woodchucks and you hear their battle song in the distance and know you and the resistance have to fight the final battle for your freedom,” @piptersen wrote. 

The meme took off with over 2.7 million views. 

“Normalize living in a society that was overthrown by woodchucks,” one user joked

“You’ve created something bigger than all of us,” another commented.

What song is the song used in the Woodchuck Revolution meme? 

AronChupa & Little Sis Nora’s “The Woodchuck Song” is sampled in @piptersen’s video.

The track uses lyrics from the tongue twister, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”

The Woodchuck Revolution has since taken off — here are some of the best TikToks on the matter.

@piptersen

little did they know, this city will not be safe for much longer… #woodchuckchallenge #humanswillwin #GWW

♬ original sound – Pip

The Woodchuck Revolution is more like an ongoing narrative where TikTok users role-play. Its originator, @pipersten’s story didn’t end with a revolution.

In his next skit, the woodchuck “refugee” finds himself dealing with the emotional fallout of the revolution in New York City. 

But of course, @pipersten wasn’t the only soldier in the battle. Another user, @haydenzych told his side of the last great war in a sketch. 

“You are the last winged Resistance fighter. Both of your smoking engines have been struck by the chuck’s wooden arrows. You realize that crash landing on their front lines would give the remaining humans on the ground a fighting chance,” @haydenzych wrote in the caption. 

TikToker Kelley Heyer provided some chilling footage of the woodchucks infiltrating her property.

Sadly the dispatch was a cry for help and the woodchucks may have gotten her but the video did earn 1.1 million views.

“We lost a good soldier today. But she will not be forgotten,” a person said

“The resistance will prevail,” another stated

If there is one thing we can all learn from the Woodchuck Revolution meme, it’s that you can still have fun on the internet without taking things so seriously. 

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