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The 11 best TikTok videos and trends of this week

  • TikTok is a popular short form video app with over 100 million monthly users.
  • It's now a major part of internet culture, with TikTok videos being shared not only on the app itself, but also on platforms like Twitter and Tumblr.
  • Here are 11 of the best TikTok videos that we saw this week.
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It's 2020, and TikTok is an integral part of internet culture. 

It's nearly impossible to escape TikTok's influence, from its ability to help catapult songs up onto the Billboard Charts to viral TikTok videos that regularly grace Twitter timelines and Tumblr dashboards.

Still, there's a lot of content, and if you're not already immersed in the culture of the app itself it can feel impossible to keep up with new dance challenges, popular songs, and meme trends.

Insider has put together a list of 11 of the best TikToks that we saw this week, culled from our own For You Pages (TikTok's central landing page). 

'You want a hot cheeto?'

This video from user @hoitytoityofficial is perfect goofy interaction with a Halloween twist. At what appears to be a haunted hayride event, the passenger in a car asks one of the costumed performers on the side of the road, "You want a hot cheeto?"

The performer, who appears to be TikTok user @riibbon per a duet of the original video, replies, "No, I'm allergic."

fun times at the ##hauntedhayride ##halloween ##spooky ##horror ##thepurge ##foryoupage

A white mom at the mall

This TikTok shows user @the.dean.dome putting on the airs of a suburban mom navigating the wilds of Forever 21 and Gap.

##pov a white mom at the mall ##WorldSeries ##GamingLife ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fyp ##trending ##karen ##whitemoms ##sketch

Visiting home as the protagonist

"Protagonist" — i.e. the main character of a story — memes have started to pick up on TikTok, and this video from @ladyyasmina1 perfectly captures the experience of going back to your hometown and "accidentally" overdressing to go out with your old friends.

Reply to @sarahjenkinsxoGetting that first invite out when your visiting home as the protagonist ##smalltowngirl ##WorldSeries ##fyp##viral

'Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams'

A jingle about Remy, the rat from "Ratatouille," is blowing up on TikTok. While the original ditty was posted by user @e_jaccs in August, a musical theater recreation from @danieljmertzlufft is blowing up now too. This duet, featuring @nobodyfamouslol2.0 belting "I'M A RAAAAAAAAAT," is the cherry on top.

##duet with @danieljmertzlufft HAHAHA ##WorldSeries ##GamingLife ##remi ##ratatouille ##fyp ##foryou ##broadway ##musical ##singing

 

mxmtoon getting killed in 'Among Us' by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Earlier this week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streamed on her Twitch channel for the first time, playing popular video game "Among Us" with a variety of Twitch streamers, internet personalities, and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar. This moment, posted by TikTok-famous musician mxmtoon, captures Ocasio-Cortez's first kill… who just happens to be mxmtoon herself.

Happy birthday to Wendy the cat

This video from @samathic shows a Zoom birthday celebration for a cat  — and in the middle of class, no less.

"This is my cat, Wendy," @samanthic's professor says while holding the cat up to the screen. "Today is her 10th birthday."

MY PROFESSOR’S CAT’S BIRTHDAY ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ LUV U WENDY

An Otomatome covers "Better When I'm Dancin'"

"Better When I'm Dancin'" by Megan Trainor has become a popular TikTok sound recently, and this video from @zeke_the_otomatome totally nails its spirit. An otomatome is a musical instrument that has a synthesizer-like sound — it's best to just see it in action.

please don’t be mean I’m trying my best ##music ##masterpiece ##humble ##betterthanbeethoven

Feeding a baby cow

In this video with nearly 3 million likes, user @haycap24 feeds "Daisy," who couldn't be more thrilled to get some milk.

"Simmer down," @haycap24 says as Daisy sucks at the bottle. "There we go."

Sorry for the wait on videos ##fyp ##viral ##trending ##cow ##farm ##coldestwater @thecoldestwater

'Moms weekend gone wild'

This video from @miagillespiee shows a group of "moms" taking on Aly and AJ's "Potential Breakup Song," which has been experiencing a renaissance on TikTok as of late. It's a perfect track for a sassy lipsync. Even if this group of moms don't nail every lyric, the energy is certainly there.

moms weekend gone wild🤪🤪 ##moms ##besties ##ItBeLikeThat

Underwater dancing

This video from @hunter_malsch takes TikTok dances to an entirely new level. Filmed upside down in a pool in a way that makes it appear as if the surface of the water is the floor, it's an impressive feat.

Reply to @.m.o.i.nI got you!! Thanks for the feedback!! ##foryou ##fyp

'Tried to capture just how many times my kids say 'Mommy' in a single meal'

This video from @janeparkang captures her child asks for her attention while eating, but has a perfect, self-aware twist at the very end.

Tried to capture just how many times my kids say “Mommy” in a single meal but then…##dinnerconversation ##soysaucemoms

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