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    TikToker Caitlin Reilly's Viral Impressions Are So Good, They're Scary

    "Can I speak to the manager?"

    Like many of us, I worked a plethora of minimum wage service jobs in my teen years and early twenties. And I encountered a certain person quite often...I think we all know the type.

    Alas, I have put those days behind me and try not to interact with this type...and then I came across Caitlin Reilly's TikToks.

    And they hit...a little too close to home.

    Me after watching that video:

    Meet Cheryl — er, Caitlin Reilly, the actor and comedian behind Cheryl and a bunch of other characters on TikTok.

    Caitlin has gone super viral on TikTok for her impressions — and not just her impressions of a WASP mom, which is her favorite to do ("There is so much material there," Caitlin told BuzzFeed). You may also know her as "the girl who bullied you in high school."

    Or your friend who just went abroad.

    Or an LA mom.

    Caitlin posted her first TikTok back in February, and since then she has amassed over 1.2 million followers and 22.2 million likes for her videos.

    Caitlin told BuzzFeed she started making these videos as the only creative outlet she had during quarantine: "I just wanted to make people laugh and take their mind off things!"

    The response has been huge — Caitlin told BuzzFeed it's been really overwhelming and unexpected.

    the lady that does the wasp mom videos on youtube infuriates me like no other,,,acting legend

    Even though her characters definitely trigger bad memories for some, Caitlin says that people have been really nice. She's also been recognized: "[I was recognized] the other day at the supermarket, which is wild because I was wearing a mask."

    the lady who does the WASP mom tiktoks is so good at that i feel my blood pressure spike just seeing her face

    Her videos are popular among other TikTokers, who often duet her (aka react as another character in the situation).

    One user in particular who regularly duets Caitlin's videos is Wendell Scott, who perfectly captures the frustration and muted fury we all feel around "Cheryl" types.


    #duet with @itscaitlinhello Cheryl dines in at Joe’s Pizza...this takes me back to my flight attendant days. 30,000ft of sass. #foryou #fyp

    ♬ original sound - itscaitlinhello

    Wendell is me as a server.

    When asked what's next, Caitlin told BuzzFeed she's still stuck at home because of quarantine but is currently writing a show for all her characters!

    She'd like to explore the LA mom character a little more, as well as the lounge singer ("I just think lounge singers are hilarious; I don't know why"). Caitlin says that some of her favorite characters to do have been characters she's only done once.

    And finally, Caitlin wanted everyone to know that she loves dogs and to "VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!" Follow all of Caitlin's characters on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

    And if you're looking for recommendations for other TikTokers to follow, Caitlin named some of her favorites: @erikaxpriscilla, @her.atlas, @juliansewell, @atomictwins, @bomanizer, and @bretttheastronaut!