The Animatronic Characters Here Do Get A Bit Quirky At Night meme example and catchphrase from Five Nights at Freddy's depicting a twerking Freddy Fazebear.

The Animatronic Characters Here Do Get A Bit Quirky At Night

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The Animatronic Characters Here Do Get A Bit Quirky At Night is a quote from the first Five Nights At Freddy's game spoken to the player character over the phone as a vague warning that the animatronics in the game come to life at night. The catchphrase became popularized as an exploitable in memes including video edits and image macros in early 2020, later becoming a lip-dub sound on TikTok in January 2021.


On August 8th, 2014, the first Five Nights at Freddy's was released. During the game's first night, the player character picks up a red phone and a nervous man warns the player, "Uh, the animatronic characters here do get a bit quirky at night" while walking them through the job description, vaguely referencing how the animatronics come alive and become murderous at night (shown below).

"Uh, the animatronic characters here do get a bit quirky at night, but do I blame them? No. If I were forced to sing those same stupid songs for twenty years and I never got a bath? I'd probably be a bit irritable at night, too. So remember, these characters hold a special place in the hearts of children, and we need to show them a little respect, right?


On January 9th, 2020, YouTuber Jimmybagodonuts posted a video that begins with the audio clip followed by footage of the FNAF animatronics dancing together, implying this is what's meant by "quirky," gaining over 40,700 views in two years (shown below, left). Later that year, YouTuber[1] AJ On Top posted a similar video, gaining over 40,000 views in a similar span of time.

On April 25th of that year, Instagram[2] user matthew.niverse posted a meme using the audio clip, along with the written phrase, photoshopped onto a Barnacle Boy's Sulfer Vision meme, gaining over 2,100 views in a year and a half (shown below).

On January 1st, 2021, Instagram[3] user afrokami posted a lip dub video set to the audio where a kid twerks after the line is spoken, gaining over 7,000 views in a year. At the same time, the audio clip became popular on TikTok with an original sound[4] that's been used over 13,000 times as of January 2022. The original video and source of the sound has been removed. Most videos see the TikToker lip dub to the line then cuts to them doing something quirky (examples shown below, left and right).[5][6]

On January 7th, TikToker[7] @mistameanor posted a video in FNAF cosplay using the audio, gaining over 711,000 views in a year (shown below).

On May 31st, Instagram[8] page schassisirony posted an video macro using the phrase and a clip of Usher. The meme was reposted by Instagram[9] user mememonk_ in June, gaining over 426,000 views in seven months (shown below).

On August 4th, YouTuber i repost funny videos posted a video using the clip over footage of a twerking Freddy Fazbear, gaining over 1.5 million views in five months (shown below, left). On December 22nd, YouTuber xiemxia posted a similar video with the Security Breach version of Fazbear, gaining over 94,000 views in a month (shown below, right).

On December 24th, 2021, TikToker @poisxnight posted a video using the quote, gaining over 10.8 million views in roughly two weeks (shown below).

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[1] YouTube – AJ On Top

[2] Instagram – matthew.niverse

[3] Instagram – afrokami

[4] TikTok – a bit quirky at night original sound

[5] TikTok – micromegamango

[6] TikTok – paulalmao

[7] TikTok – mistameanor

[8] Instagram – schassisirony

[9] Instagram – mememonk

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