The Brief: TikTok's #ThisIsMyFamily meme trend showcases two parents, either real or fictional, and their child in the style of a cheesy TV intro.
“This is my family” TikTok videos feature images of two parents and their “child,” who may or may not be their actual child. These videos are typically set to an audio clip by user @steeerling that goes: “It all started when my mom met my dad. And they fell in love and had me. Hi, I’m Ryan, and my life? It’s kinda crazy.” Steeerling’s original video presents Mr. Clean and a bald Brittney Spears as his “parents.”
These memes give TikTokers a chance to showcase two celebrity lookalikes who could pass for their parents or to show actual photos of their parents. According to Know Your Meme, the audio clip is original to TikTok. Its tone and content are reminiscent of a corny TV introduction such as the one for the former MTV show Life Of Ryan.
On TikTok, videos associated with the hashtag #ThisIsMyFamily have been viewed over 1.5 billion times and over 664,000 videos that use STEEERLING’s audio have been posted.
It looks like Howie Mandel and the creator of the TikTok This Is My Family trend might be half brothers…
@nadineyaniI already know everyone’s going to get triggered lol #foryou #featurethis♬ This is my family – steeerling
@ogturtleneck🤭my roomate roasted me for this don’t let it flop… or do I don’t care🤭♬ This is my family – steeerling
@theryantolcesIt all makes sense #fyp #foryourpage #theoffice♬ This is my family – steeerling
@noeneubankswhy does my dad look like a frickin e boy♬ This is my family – steeerling