TikTok FREAKBAIT "Today's Mission"

FREAKBAiT's 'Today's Mission'

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Updated Mar 18, 2023 at 03:36AM EDT by Rebecca Rhodes.

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FREAKBAiT's "Today's Mission" refers to a series of viral TikTok and Instagram videos uploaded by the account @officialfreakbait which give the viewer an absurd "mission" for the day. Each mission is demonstrated by a VHS-style animation that shows silhouettes reenacting each task while a male voiceover speaks. The tasks are similar to pranks. FREAKBAiT started posting the animations in late 2021, continuing into early 2023. Then, TikTokers started posting duets and stitches with FREAKBAiT, using the TikTok sounds to show themselves completing "Today's Mission" with the voiceover.


On October 28th, 2021, the TikTok[1] account @officialfreakbait posted a video that was a VHS-style animation showing a single purple silhouette dancing. A voiceover on the video stated, "Today's mission: See how many times you can sneak the phrase 'Legend has it' in a conversation." Over the course of a year and a half, the video received roughly 3.2 million plays and 543,900 likes (shown below). On the same day, the animator posted the video to Instagram,[2] where it earned roughly 1,100 likes.


Legend has it I've been doing this for years…

♬ Rare Air – Mookielaka


After the virality of FREAKBAiT's TikTok[1] video, they posted more thereafter, which also earned millions of plays. For instance, on November 1st, 2021, FREAKBAiT posted a "Today's Mission" TikTok[3] that tasked its viewer with holding the door open for someone far away. The video received roughly 1.3 million plays and 304,100 likes in a year and a half (shown below, left). Going into the new year, on February 16th, 2022, FREAKBAiT posted a "Today's Mission" TikTok[4] that earned roughly 4.7 million plays and 745,400 likes in one year (shown below, right).


bonus points if you let the door go just a little too soon

♬ I have seen the butth0le of god and HE DOESNT WIPE – FREAKBAiT


It works even better if you're hiding in their closet and they don't know you're in there and it's not your friend and it's a complete stranger

♬ No Room Left – Mookielaka

Starting in early 2022, FREAKBAiT's "Today's Mission" videos were reenacted by other TikTokers who used the sounds of the original videos. For instance, the first notable instance of a creator doing so was uploaded on March 3rd, 2022 by TikToker[5] @embfam who successfully completed the mission that was stated in FREAKBAiT's February 16th TikTok.[4] TikToker[5] @embfam's stitch received roughly 32,000 plays and 3,400 likes in one year (shown below).

@embfam #stitch with @officialfreakbait tiktok addict smh 😴🥊 #fyp #chocolate #wordle #CorollaCrossStep ♬ No Room Left – Mookielaka

Going into early 2023, FREAKBAiT's "Today's Mission" videos continued to gain virality. For instance, on March 5th, 2023, FREAKBAiT posted a "Today's Mission" TikTok[6] that gained roughly 12.7 million plays and 2.9 million likes in 12 days (shown below, left). On March 9th, 2023, TikToker[7] @pabl0_131 posted a stitch with the video, showing him completing FREAKBAiT's mission. Over the course of eight days, the stitch gained roughly 2.5 million plays and 541,900 likes (shown below, right).


It's even funnier when it's your friend.

♬ No Room Left by Mookielaka – FREAKBAiT

@pabl0_131 MISSION COMPLETE… #fyp #funny #today #mission #todaysmission #chalenge ♬ No Room Left by Mookielaka – FREAKBAiT

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[1] TikTok – @officialfreakbait

[2] Instagram – @freakbait

[3] TikTok – @officialfreakbait

[4] TikTok – @officialfreakbait

[5] TikTok – @embfam

[6] TikTok – @officialfreakbait

[7] TikTok – @pabl0_131

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