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Steven Here... I'm Looking For Fifi

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Updated May 17, 2023 at 03:44AM EDT by Rebecca Rhodes.

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Steven Here… I'm Looking For Fifi refers to a viral video captured on a Ring doorbell camera that shows a guy named Steven (or Stephen) at night, looking for a woman named Fifi. The homeowner said there was no Fifi to which Steven said, "I knew this was a rip-off." The original video was posted to Facebook and YouTube in early 2023, purportedly taken in the city of Detroit, Michigan in the area of Southfield and Fort St. It soon spread to TikTok and elsewhere in early 2023, causing memes and reactions en masse, similar to "open na noor."


On March 7th, 2023, the Facebook[1] page CrimeInTheD posted a Ring camera video purportedly submitted to them by a resident of Detroit in the area of Southfield and Fort St. The video showed a man who called himself Steven looking for a woman named Fifi. When turned away at the door, he said, "I knew this was a rip-off," among other statements. Over the course of two months, the post received roughly 59,000 views and 1,100 reactions. On March 8th, 2023, the video was posted to YouTube[2] by CrimeInTheD, where it gained roughly 3 million views and 104,000 likes in the same time period (shown below).


On March 9th, 2023, TikToker[3] @ypaycable12 reposted the video to the new platform, gaining roughly 103,200 plays and 4,400 likes in two months. More viral reposts surfaced later in March 2023, such as a video shared by TikToker[4] @jtgta on March 22nd, 2023, which gained roughly 13.3 million plays and 1.4 million likes in two months. Soon after, memetic exploitation of the video surfaced on the platform. For instance, on March 27th, 2023, TikToker[5] @kfc_shop posted a video that made a slideshow audio, gaining roughly 18,300 plays and 840 likes in two months (shown below).

@kfc_shop #fyp #shitposting #slideshowaudio #slideshowsfinnagocrazy #stevenhere ♬ original sound – Raul

On March 28th, 2023, TikToker[6] @jameson_scoots posted a "John Pork is calling" meme using Steven, gaining roughly 69,200 plays and 3,200 likes in two months (shown below, left). On April 11th, 2023, TikToker[7] @goofy.man7 posted a video that labeled the video as an "emotional moment caught on ring doorbell," adding emotional music to the video. The TikTok earned roughly 2.9 million plays and 377,800 likes in one month (shown below, right).

@jameson_scoots Pick up😡😡😡 #fyp #stevenhere #imlookingforfifi ♬ som original – emii

@goofy.man7 i knew this was a ripoff…😔 #stevenhere #fifi #ringdoorbell #emotional #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound – goofy.man7

Viral renditions of the original video continued to surface on TikTok[8] going into May 2023.

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