I Could've Dropped My Croissant viral video from the meme.

I Could've Dropped My Croissant

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I Could've Dropped My Croissant refers to a viral 2014 Vine clip in which the person filming scares his friend, who is holding a croissant on a plate, resulting in him yelling, "Stop, I could've dropped my croissant!" The video went viral shortly after appearing on Vine, inspiring numerous reactions, tributes and two viral sounds on TikTok over the course of seven years.

Origin

On February 6th, 2014, Vine[1] user @terryjr12, aka Terry, uploaded a video in which he scares his friend Terrel as he's turning the corner with a croissant. Terrel screams then exclaims, "Stop, I could've dropped my croissant!" as Terry laughs. The video gained over 6.7 million loops, 141,000 re-Vines and 149,000 likes before Vine was shut down in 2016. The video was then reuploaded to YouTube[2] on February 10th, garnering over 4.6 million views in a comparable span of time (shown below).



The video was reposted and shared across social media platforms numerous times over the following year, gaining significant attention by 2015. On March 14th, 2015, Instagram[3] page @h0odvine_ posted the video, garnering over 19,400 likes in six years. On April 15th, Facebook[4] page LOL Network shared the video, garnering over 249,000 reactions, 171,000 shares in a comparable span of time.

Spread

The "croissant Vine" has been included in countless Vine compilations and is often considered one of the platform's best videos. On February 16th, 2016, Ellen DeGeneres reacted to the video on her television show (seen below).



On July 7th, 2017, YouTubers[5] BROTHER, a page run by Terry and Terrel, posted a storytime video sharing the tale of the croissant Vine (shown below). In the video, Terrel notes that people have yelled "croissant boy" to him before at college because of the video.



On January 3rd, 2018, Twitter[8] user @zephanijong began a thread where they posted drawings of single frames from famous Vine videos. On January 4th, they added a drawing of a frame from the croissant Vine to the thread,[9] garnering over 41,700 likes and 9,500 retweets in three years (shown below). The thread itself gained over 183,000 likes and 106,000 retweets in a comparable span of time.



TikTok Sounds

Sometime in February 2020, an original sound consisting of a number of original Vine audio clips went viral on TikTok, mostly used in a game where users try to lip-sync to the sounds they know as they come up (examples shown below, left and right). The croissant Vine is the first clip in the sound, which has been used in over 50,000 videos in a year.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6805697044812991750
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6792112451769928966


On April 10th, 2020, TikToker[6] ciscokidd23 uploaded the original croissant Vine to the platform, garnering over 10 million views in a year. The original sound[7] for the video inspired over 55,000 videos over the course of the year, many reenactments and tributes to the original in which someone skillfully saves a croissant from falling to the ground (examples shown below, left and right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6847291354616171781
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6843438545852484870


Various Examples


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6853100043642244357
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6840198731980115206
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6838268567683632390
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6796877387029040389
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6837172272617344262
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6926677720696933638

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