As a young millennial/cusper, I remember this lil' thing called ~commercials~. From "Who are you calling a cootie queen, you lint licker?" to "Get connected, for free, with Education Connection" — commercials from the '00s were almost as entertaining as the show I was watching.
One of the commercials burned into my brain was this chaotic Starburst commercial advertising their new "Berries and Cream" flavor.
If you're like, "Wait, why did that sound familiar...?" It's BECAUSE "Berries and Cream" is the new TikTok sound that's sneaking its way into random videos:
"OK, so you know how last week, I was quoting 'Good soup,' like, non-stop? I'm over that now. Instead, I will be singing 'berries and cream' in many different versions — yeah, like the 2008 commercial, that's the one!"
In case you were curious, we have Justin McElroy to thank for uploading the "Berries and Cream" sound that has now cemented its spot in the zeitgeist against everyone's will:
And now it's EVERYWHERE! Some users are creating cursed mashups of the sound with popular songs. Like this user incorporated "berries and cream" into Panic! At the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies":