If you are a follower of TikTok, you may have recently noticed that the social media site is filled with creative videos of all different sorts that contain the term ‘AS.’ If this is something that you have observed, you are not alone.
TikTok can be difficult to understand at times because fads appear to take root in a matter of hours, but this particular trend has left a few users truly stretching their creative muscles.
The term “AS” is used in the videos as a hashtag, and it is also used in the videos themselves; however, what exactly does the abbreviation “AS” stand for, and why on earth do people even bother to use it in the first place? Another week, and yet another craze on TikTok.
TikTokers are once again demonstrating to their followers just how extremely inventive they can be by duplicating Adult Swim’s well-known “bumps.” If you’ve never seen or heard of Adult Swim, you’re probably wondering what the hell it means and why everyone is so infatuated with the videos. This is especially true if you’ve never watched the show or ever heard of it.
This article will provide an explanation of the current Adult Swim TikTok fad, as well as links to some of the most popular viral videos that have been shared up to this point.
What is the Meaning of Adult Swims?
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is a block of late-night programming geared toward adults that offers television shows that are not at all intended at the younger demographic that the network primarily caters to.
The shows Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, and The Eric Andre Show are examples of those that are typically broadcast on Adult Swim. Reruns of classic cartoon shows such as American Dad!, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers can also be found on Adult Swim.
The bizarre, strange, and even occasionally wholesome bumpers or “bumps” that show on the channel before and after their ad breaks to market their own programmes have served as an inspiration for the newly emerging trend.
What Does AS Mean on Tiktok?
TikTok users are encouraged to build their own Adult Swim bumpers as part of the platform’s ongoing trend. These bumpers can either include the text ‘[adult swim]/[as]’ or random sentences or ideas that are captioned over the video.
This user, @supvano, is mostly responsible for the trend’s explosion in popularity. He is the one who uploaded multiple Adult Swim-inspired “bumps” that use a self-produced beat.
On TikTok, the #AdultSwim hashtag has had more than 777 million views, and several of the trend’s most popular videos have also received a substantial number of likes and views in their own right.
The videos almost always take place in an unrelated location, and they frequently show people either strolling into or out of frame or going about their daily lives without ever addressing the camera.
TikTok users who are particularly creative have taken the idea a step further by including a surprise revelation of the ‘[as]’ logo at the very end of their films.
Which Song is Used in the Trend?
Vano 3000, who is a TikTok producer, is the one responsible for making popular the song that has contributed to the trend going viral. The drum track was taken from BADBADNOTGOOD’s song “Time Moves Slow feat. Sam Herring.”
The programming block is aware of the trend that has gained traction on TikTok, and they have turned to the site in order to let users know that they are paying attention to what they are doing.
In the latest video, the following message can be seen: “We’ve been talking to you like this for a long time”.
What is Included in the Video?
Videos were created by users by cutting together a series of short clips that they had previously taken and sharing them online. There were some videos that adhered to the theme, but others were more general and did not focus on a particular subject.
Some users additionally added informative text to the video for viewers to read and better comprehend their “Adult Swim bump.” The movement is quite all-encompassing and may cover a wide range of subjects; yet, there is one aspect that is constant across all of the videos. Each and every trend video comes to a close with the symbol [as] appearing on the screen. Some people insert it through editing, while others craftily hide it within the film such that it isn’t discovered until the very end of the clip.