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"90s Sitcom When" TikTok Trend

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Updated Jul 01, 2024 at 04:34PM EDT by Zach.

Added Jul 01, 2024 at 02:49PM EDT by Phillip Hamilton.

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The "90s Sitcom When" TikTok Trend is a series of memes on TikTok in which users act out a stereotypical dramatic scenario that might happen in a 1990s sitcom punctuated by the use of a dramatic musical sting from Family Matters. The first instance of the meme appeared on TikTok in July 2023 and was popularized on the platform in June 2024.


On July 1st, 2023, TikToker[1] @darealtaah posted a comedy skit using a musical sting from a '90s sitcom captioned, "90s sitcom: the main antagonist was under the table the whole time and heard y'all whole plan," garnering over 2.8 million views in a year (shown below, left).

On April 9th, 2024, TikToker[2] @csapunch posted a similar video using the same song under the caption, "90s sitcom when the little sister was hiding and overheard the whole plan," garnering over 2.5 million views in three months (shown below, right).

@darealtaah she got the drop on ya’ll 😭 #foryou #foryoupage ♬ original sound

@csapunch Then it cuts to commercial break 🀣 ib: @BigBenji..$ ♬ original sound

On April 19th, TikToker[3] @fitdadceo posted a similar video, directly inspired by @csapunch, using a dramatic '90s sitcom stinger that is used in the sitcom Family Matters when something dramatic occurs,[4] garnering over 700,000 views in three months (shown below). This sound would become the main subject of the trend going forward.

@fitdadceo 90s sitcoms had the best commercial transition music πŸ˜‚ inspo: @Chrissy Allen ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton


The trend became notably popularized throughout June 2024. On June 25th, 2024, TikToker[5] @davidbookwormpopovich posted a version of the meme about the nerd finding out the cheerleader only used him for a good test score, garnering over 5.1 million views in six days (shown below, left).

On June 26th, TikToker[6] @bessapella posted a version of the meme that gained over 9.7 million views in five days (shown below, right).

@davidbookwormpopovich I thought what we had was special. #90sthrowback #90sitcoms #tgif ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

@bessapella #90ssitcom #DARE #nodrugs ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

On June 27th, 2024, TikToker[7] @camdrawsbeep posted a version of the meme captioned, "90s sitcom when it's revealed that the cool kid / bully has feelings," garnering over 1.2 million views in four days (shown below). On June 30th, X[8] user @HogfarmerChris posted a version of the meme that garnered over 300 likes in a day.

@camdrawsbeep "I look tough on the outside… but when the main character matches my energy and stands up for himself… it hurts. πŸ˜”" #90s #millennial #foryoupage ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

Various Examples

@bobbiedodds I remember that episode! 🀣🀣 #millennial #genz #comedy #funny #fyp #90snostalgia ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

@laurahfritz Annoying neighbor trope was a staple #90ssitcom #90s ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

@cassbabz Dad can you come get me #90skids #90ssitcom #throwback #badacting #cigs #comedy #sitcom ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

@shanicebayon Like damn sis, you just missed her #90s #90ssitcom #90skids #millennialsoftiktok #millennialmom ♬ The 90s drama – Dave FitDad Ogleton

Search Interest


External References

[1] TikTok – darealtaah

[2] TikTok – csapunch

[3] TikTok – fitdadceo

[4] YouTube – squaresyourtrue

[5] TikTok – davidbookwormpopovich

[6] TikTok – bessapella

[7] TikTok – camdrawsbeep

[8] X – HogfarmerChris

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