The Brief: The "Don't Use If Straight TikTok" Knocking On Doors memes see creators hilariously trying to get attention and gain access  into places they aren't welcome.

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TikTokers are using the sound of someone knocking aggressively on a surface to hilariously illustrate how people try to demand attention and barge into places they aren’t welcome.

These videos typically begin with on-screen text describing the type of individual and where or what they are trying to gain access to. The meme is often punctuated by another person or inanimate object, which is edited to have a real set of eyes and lips, staring in dismay. It is what it is.

There are over 53,000 videos linked to the sound under the name Don’t Use If Straight TikTok. The audio traces back to the account @militarnime (hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia). Their earliest video using the knocking noise was a July 6 TikTok featuring a bird attacking a camera.

https://www.tiktok.com/@militarnime/video/6846462134784740614

The sound has since been linked to over 53,000 videos that typically depict people and animals trying to barge their way into places they aren’t wanted. Self-proclaimed Nicki Minaj stan @Nmillz1’s TikTok sees him banging on the rapper’s front door in an attempt to see her baby. It garnered over 365,000 likes and 1.3 million views.

@nmillz1

#greenscreen

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@Stelluhb’s video captioned “Tr*nsph0bes and raec1sts tryna get into heaven” amassed over 440,000 likes and 1.8 million views.

@stelluhb

did i get the woah right😀👌 ib; @mattheperson 😁💓

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There’s also this take about kids who hit the glass windows at the zoo. @Fazeangels video received 392,000 likes and 3.3 million views.

https://www.tiktok.com/@fazeangels/video/6855826320316763397

Others takes:

@thisaintjay

it’s always the back of the bus too 💯 #comedy #foryou

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https://www.tiktok.com/@nibba.69/video/6853780906377825541

@itsjustgalvin

Let me in let me innn #fyp #GreekFreakOut #PetsOfTikTok #TooManyShoes #MeetMyParents #moths #foryou

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