The Brief: The "All This Time She Was Standing There" TikTok trend sees creators poking fun at the times they've bothered their mothers while playing around, typically in the middle of the night.

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TikTokers are poking fun at the times they’ve disturbed their sleeping mothers while goofing off. These videos are performed to a cover of Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.” These videos began rising in popularity in late November. There are over 163,000 videos linked to the sound.

Lyrics:

All this time she was standin’ there
She never took her eyes off me

The audio traces back to an Oct. 5 TikTok by @funnyboy_mal. It poked fun at his sibling goofing off in the bathroom. He then bursts in and asks his sibling what is their problem. It garnered over 686,000 likes, 3.3 million views, as well as a ton of comments surrounding his use of the word “retarded” in the on-screen text.

The audio became a viral hit and was then used by TikTokers joking about waking up their moms while playing with their friends and cousins in the middle of the night.

Creator @Vincentmarson’s video is one of the most popular takes, receiving over 9.3 million likes and 39.6 million views.

@vincentmarson

This is me and my cousins every time we have a sleep over 😭😭 #fyp #foryou || Insta: Just_Me_Vince and YouTube: Vincent Marson

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Another take features a baby shark and its mom. The video received over 117,000 likes and 489,000 views.

@sam_the_shark_

This is my first vid!! #samtheshark #fyp #fypγ‚· #foryoupage #first

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There’s also this one which swaps a mother for a kidnapper. It amassed over 2.6 million likes and 12.6 million views.

@jay.willz

#fyp #foryou #jaywillz

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Other takes:

@liamsilk

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@matayasweeting

Sleepovers be like…. #funny #concert #HolidayCountdown

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@funnyboy_mal

Everyone got that one special family member πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #foryou #fy #fyp #foryoupage

♬ Legendary Family Member – M A L L O 🀣 😈