The Square Hole tiktok and viral video of someone placing a block into a puzzle with a square hole.

The Square Hole

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Updated May 24, 2022 at 02:57PM EDT by Zach.

Added May 22, 2022 at 08:17PM EDT by Autumn Able.

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About

The Square Hole refers to a viral video on TikTok in which user @brock1137 incorrectly puts pieces into the shape sorter toy, which was followed by a viral reaction video from TikToker @tired_actor in which she gets increasingly frustrated and distressed as @brokc1137 continues to put all the pieces through the square hole. The video is also used as a video caption format and inspired fan art and memes in the following years.

Origin

The original TikTok[1] video was posted by @brock1137 (formerly known as @brockbenson8) on December 30th, 2020. In the video, Brock places toy blocks into the shape sorter toy but only uses the square hole instead of other shapes as all pieces fit into it. The video (shown below, left) received over 20.2 million views and over 4.6 million likes in one year. On January 1st, 2021, TikToker[2] @tired_actor posted a duet video in which she gets increasingly frustrated and distressed as all the pieces get placed into the square hole. The video (shown below, right) received over 5.3 million views, and over 830,000 likes in one year.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6912243945200225542
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6912855387788102918

Spread

On December 31st, 2020, iFunny[3] user TheWinstonDude posted a Wojak Comic meme referencing @brock1137's video, which was featured on the app and gained over 34,700 smiles in one year (shown below).


No, you can't just put every block in the same hole! That goes in the square hole. J TIN TOR ifunny.co

On January 1st, 2021, Twitter[4] user @chriswade_ then posted @brock1137's video to Twitter, where it gained over 2.6 million views, 44,300 retweets and 145,800 likes in one year (shown below).


On January 2nd, 2021, @brock1137 posted[5] another video in which he placed the pieces in the correct holes that gained over 642,600 views and 91,300 likes in one year (shown below, left). On the same day, @tired_actor responded[6] with a video in which she gets calmer and happier as she correctly predicts @brock1137's choices. The TikTok gained over 1.9 million views and 423,000 likes in the same period (shown below, right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6913234581172866309
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6913255492038970629

On January 22nd, 2021, Twitter[7] user @sanjazakovska posted the first reaction TikTok by @tired_actor, captioning it, "Devs watching QA test the product." The tweet went viral, with the video gaining over 7.5 million views, 68,200 retweets and 332,600 likes in one year (shown below).

Following the viral spread of the clip, it has been referenced and used as source material for memes throughout 2021 and 2022.

Various Examples


A SQUARE CAN YOU GUESS WHICH SPOT THAT GOES IN? THIS IS UP NEXT, WE GOT AN AVALI! THAT'S RIGHT! IT GOES IN THE SQUARE HOLE! YOU GUESSED IT, IT GOES IN THE SQUARE HOLE! 2 TikTok IT WAS MADE FOR ME! "C TH- THIS IS MY HOLE!

Search Interest

External References

[1] TikTok – @brock1137

[2] TikTok – #duet with @tired_actor

[3] iFunny – TheWinstonDouble

[4] Twitter – @chriswade__

[5] TikTok – @brock1137

[6] TikTok – @tired_actor

[7] Twitter – @sanjazakovska

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