Hello How Are You I Am Under the Water

Hello How Are You I Am Under the Water

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Hello How Are You I Am Under the Water refers to a 2015 video by Instagram user Just Sul in which he uses a filter to make it appear as if he is underwater while comically describing that he is drowning due to too much rain. A variation of the video was popular on Vine in 2015, and became popular through reposts to various sites in 2020.


On October 28th, 2015, Just Sul[1] recorded a video of his face with an underwater filter, saying, "Hello, how are you? I am under the water, please help me, here too much raining," followed by an "ooh" sounds. Throughout the video, Just Sul is smiling, contrasting what he's saying about drowning. The video was reuploaded to YouTube[2] on October 28th, 2015 by Biglife, garnering over 607,000 views and 16,000 thumbs ups in 5 years (shown below).


The video was reuploaded to YouTube numerous times, with the most popular being uploaded on October 31st, 2015 by i-movies-i, garnering over 21 million views in 5 years.[3] On October 28th, 2015, Konstantin Krill uploaded a video to YouTube[4] titled, "Adele – Hello how are you" which begins with the opening of Adele's Hello then cuts to Just Sul's video after Adele sings the titular lyric (shown below, left). The video garnered over 314,000 views in 5 years, and is one of the earliest memes made of Just Sul's video. It was popular on Vine that same year, although exactly how popular is unknown due to Vine shutting down in 2017. The video was re-uploaded to the Popular Vines Daily YouTube page[5] on November 21st, garnering over 96,000 views in 5 years.

On April 9th, 2019, robloxratty uploaded a video of a Roblox character under water set to the sound of Just Sul's video to Instagram,[6] garnering over 260,000 views in 20 months. The video was reuploaded to YouTube[7] by Loi on June 4th of that year, garnering over 770,000 views in 18 months (shown below, left).

On October 13th, 2019, gingaparente reuploaded the video to TikTok[8] under an original sound, garnering over 548,000 views in 14 months. On March 11th, 2020, Instagram meme creator Labrynth.mp4 uploaded a video to Instagram[11] featuring the video of Just Sul edited to make him look like Mario underwater, garnering over 58,000 views in 39 weeks (shown below, left). On July 6th, raeraerandy uploaded a video edit to Instagram[12] using the clip of Jus Sul, garnering over 127,000 views in 4 months (shown below, right).

Since December 9th, 2020, gingaparente's original TikTok sound has been used in over 3,900 videos across the platform, many attributed to memes and videos of subjects underwater for comedic effect (examples shown below, left and right).[9][10]


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