Why the lazy “Hello, I’m Dory” trend took over TikTok

TikTok just keeps swimming with trends.

The latest revives the old lineage of Baby Dory from Pixar’s 2016 animated film Finding Dory — but with a twist.

“Hi, I’m Dory,” comes the sound, while a piano cover sample plays and the little fish adds, “Let’s go!”

And what better way than to include the iconic character: It’s as easy as a TikTok dance could be.

All it takes is waving your arms like you’re a fish treading water as you slowly step in place to the tune, then lip-synch “Let’s go!” as an invitation to viewers or others in the video itself to participate.

As with every viral sound on the platform – and one music clip alone has been repurposed more than 822,000 times – many users use it to crack a few jokes.

In a clip that has more than 1 million likes, a woman joked about her husband falling asleep on the couch even though he wasn’t “tired” and motioned for him to follow her to bed even though he passed out.

“I convince my sister to come out after her bedtime for an overpriced drink,” another user wrote on his video, which has almost 650,000 likes and uses the same sound.

Despite the apparent ease of this so-called dance, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t get in sync.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia discovered that genetics may have something to do with lack of dance skills, a new study suggested earlier this month.

The study, published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, found that 13 to 16 percent of rhythm-determining genes are actually hereditary. But that won’t stop the internet’s deep fascination with silly little dances that have a chance to go viral — minimal as they may be.

“I would say that a TikTok dance is less about the moves and more about the energy and the personality,” Nika Kermani, dance instructor and owner of dance studio NK Studios, told Vice last year. “You will see people literally barely doing anything in a TikTok dance and yet it still goes viral just because the energy they give off or the personality they convey in this video is just so captivating and kind of mesmerizing to watch is. ”

As Dory would say, “Let’s go!”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/why-the-fishy-hi-im-dory-trend-has-taken-over-tiktok/ Why the lazy “Hello, I’m Dory” trend took over TikTok

Emma Bowman

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