Screenshots from the viral video and Okay Let's Go meme.

Okay Let's Go!

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Updated Nov 09, 2023 at 09:54AM EST by Mateus.

Added Aug 31, 2023 at 07:58PM EDT by Mateus.

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About

Okay Let's Go! or OK Let's Go refers to a viral video and meme of an amusement park ride enthusiast that went viral in the Netherlands in 2014 after a TV show grouped two Turbo Polyp fans (one younger and one older) with the kid showing a miniature version of the ride who says, "ok let's go," which subsequently became a memorable catchphrase said by the ride's operator. The video was first posted to YouTube in 2014 and was reposted as a meme in mid-2020, with a green-screened edit spreading in August 2023 to TikTok, leading to subsequent exploitable image macro memes in which the teen would be positioned in random places with a coinciding caption related to the start of something new.

Origin

On June 20th, 2009, a Dutch TV show aired an episode dedicated to Maikel Van Hoof, a man who loves amusement parks and the Turbo Polyp ride. The video (shown below, left), uploaded to YouTube[1] by user @FlyLo123, garnered over 962,000 views and 4,500 likes in 14 years. The interview became a popular meme Netherlands and, five years later, the same TV show decided to do another episode about Van Hoof's obsession with the Turbo Polyp ride. This time, however, they brought a teen who was also an enthusiast of the amusement park ride. In one particular moment of the program, the teen holds a mic and says "Okay Let's Go!", which is a catchphrase commonly said by Maikel Van Hoof and the Turbo Polyp's operators. The interview was uploaded on YouTube[2] on January 29th, 2014, by user @kermistube, amassing more than 4.9 million views and 80,000 likes in nine years.



Spread

The video resurfaced on July 16th, 2020, as YouTube[3] meme page @memesammler reposted the clip showing the teen saying "Okay Let's Go!" (shown below), which amassed over 24 million views and 596,000 likes in three years.



Subsequently, after the resurfacing of the clip, remixes and parody music videos started to be posted online. For example, on August 13th, 2020, YouTube[4] user @djlightstar6589 posted a remixed version of the meme (shown below, left), garnering 528,000 views and 11,000 likes in three years. On November 24th, 2020, YouTube[5] user Douzzah uploaded a similar remix video (shown below, right), which amassed more than 29,000 views and 378 likes in three years.



On July 12th, 2022, YouTube[10] channel @deutschememeshirts8037 posted a video showing how the "okay let's go!" kid, named Joury Raaphors, years later. The post (shown below) garnered over 219,000 views and 2,100 likes in a year.



TikTok Green Screen Videos

On July 9th, 2023, TikTok[6] user @clips..zz posted the viral "okay let's go" clip (shown below), amassing more than 15 million plays and 1 million likes in a month. On August 25th, TikTok[7] user @igreenscreenthings posted a green-screened version of the meme (shown below, left), garnering 6 million plays in a week.

@clips..zz ok lets goo #okletsgo #fypシ #fyp #fypシ゚viral ♬ original sound – Clipsシ

@igreenscreenthings Ok Let’s Go | Green Screen #okletsgo #meme #cringe #CapCut #dance #trending #fyp ♬ Ok Lets Go – I Green Screen Things

The video was then used as an exploitable meme for other content, like this POV of a "Christian Party" posted on August 29th, 2023, by @kike_krikoso[8]. The post (shown below, left) garnered roughly 1 million plays and 202,000 likes in three days. On August 30th, 2023, the @xiaomiuk TikTok[9] account used the green-screen exploitable to comment on their cyberdog product. The post (shown below, right) garnered over 11,000 plays and 1,600 likes in a day.

@kike_krikoso ven, estará de pelos👻 #tiktok #fiesta #paratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii #okletsgo #meme #parati #fypシ #humor #xd ♬ original sound – Clipsシ

@xiaomiuk Waiting for it to do tricks and stuff 😂 Still completely worth it though! #xiaomi #xiaomiuk #robot #robotdog #lifeisroblox #ambatakum ♬ Ok Lets Go – I Green Screen Things

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https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7271399621082090784
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7272509336168009002
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7273039219436555552
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7271244147275746593
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7272886816083037482
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7271835222453374214

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