A Potato Flew Around My Room

A Potato Flew Around My Room

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Updated Oct 01, 2020 at 01:06PM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Oct 27, 2014 at 03:39PM EDT by Don.

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"A Potato Flew Around My Room" is a misheard lyric from Frank Ocean's 2012 R&B song "Thinkin' Bout You" that became a popular subject of online mockeries on Vine after it was first said by Viner pg bree in a video clip he uploaded in October 2014.


On October 14th, 2014, Viner pg bree uploaded a video of herself singing a lyric from the song “Thinkin Bout You,” in which he mistakenly sings the word “tornado” as “potato” (shown below). In the first two weeks, the video gained nearly 10 million views, more than 169,000 likes and 147,000 revines.

The Vine has since been removed. However, on November 8th, 2014, YouTuber[5] TrendingSound uploaded the video, where it has since received more than 2,000 views as of February 2018.

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On October 18th, Viner lil syd from the trap[2] uploaded a video of a potato tied to a spinning ceiling fan and accompanied by the audio track from pg bree's original video, which garnered upwards of 150,000 likes and 144,000 revines in nine days (shown below, left). On October 23rd, Viner KingJone$[3] uploaded a video clip of Frank Ocean singing “Thinkin Bout You” with pg bree's cover rendition dubbed over the original track (shown below, right).

On October 26th, Tumblr user condom[1] submitted a post containing the phrase "A potato flew around my room before you came," which accumulated more than 230 notes in the first 24 hours.

As of late October 2014, there are more than 1,400 videos associated with the phrase "a potato flew around" on Vine.[4]

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