What's The 'Dancing, Walking, Rearranging Furniture' Meme? Why Is Family Guy's Carter Pewterschmidt All Over TikTok?
Like any TikTok meme, Carter Pewterschmidt singing "Dancing, Walking, Rearranging Furniture" came completely out of left field and has totally saturated the "For You" pages of some meme enjoyers. The Family Guy character is of course singing a cover of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," but why is it the biggest meme on TikTok right now?
To fully understand where the Cartermiroquai meme came from, you gotta look back to YouTube and iFunny for the answer. It sounds daunting, but it's worth it for this ironic, nonsensical meme that makes Lois' dad an insane house husband.
What Family Guy Episode Did 'Dancing, Walking, Rearranging Furniture' Come From?
On January 17th, 2016, season 14, episode 12 of Family Guy entitled "Scammed Yankees" aired on American television. On that fateful day, Carter Pewterschmidt was featured in a cut-away gag where he'd been left home alone. The gag was a parody of the famous music video for Jamiroquai's song "Virtual Insanity." In both videos, the furniture is moving, a bird is flying and they're going insane.
Where Did The 'Dancing, Walking, Rearranging Furniture' Meme Come From?
Before its usage on TikTok, the Family Guy scene was used in memes on YouTube and iFunny, predominantly starting in November 2021. Many credit iFunnyer @Radicunt as the true originator who also posted their videos to YouTube. Somehow, the meme got wrapped up with the SpongeBob 'All The Small Things' covers (don't bother asking why).
How Did 'Dancing, Walking, Rearranging Furniture' Spread To TikTok?
In January 2023, TikTokers resurfaced the old iFunny trend for their own amusement. Initially, most of the memes simply captioned the video with text related to depression, loneliness and craziness. However, as time went on, the memes became more absurd, similar to the evolutions of ""Yeah I'd like to solve the puzzle":https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yeah-id-like-to-solve-the-puzzle, 'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' Guy or any other meme that gets exploited via CapCut templates.
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For the full history of "Dancing, walking, rearranging furniture," be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.
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