The „Okay Let’s Go“ meme is a viral video of a Dutch amusement park enthusiast who is recorded speaking into a microphone and repeating the words over and over again. The whole situation seems funny and kind of weird, since it’s a miniature version of an amusement park that he’s blasting with his motivational phrases. The video shows a boy and an older man, who is probably the boy’s father.
The two Turbo Polyp fans (that’s the name of the fairground attraction the two are blasting) and the funny, sometimes nonsensical choruses they give into a microphone as self-proclaimed animators went viral on social media in the last two years. No one can really explain this hype. What exactly this meme is about and what background it has, the following article should provide a few interesting facts. A social classification as well as a critical view will also be given.
Definition of the title „Okay Let’s Go“
The title „Okay Let’s Go“ comes from English, even though both main actors in the short video are from the Netherlands, and translates roughly as „Okay, let’s go!“ What is meant by this is that the little boy is a presenter, who is sounding the „Turbo Polyp“ fairground attraction with his clever sayings and sound effects. By shouting „Okay Let’s Go“ into the microphone, the Turbo Polyp starts moving with the passengers. This doesn’t really happen, though, as it’s a miniature version of an amusement park.
The words „Okay Let’s Go“ are also accompanied by various sound effects and sound quite weird, or rather whimsical. This is one of the reasons why the video went viral on social media. It combines a relatively crude but funny content with a catchy title.
Origin and meaning of the „Okay Let’s Go“ short video
The „Okay Let’s Go“ meme originated back in 2014 after the two fairground enthusiasts became part of a Dutch TV show and were supposed to comment on the Turbo Polyp attraction in a segment. However, the segment turned out to be extremely trashy and made many viewers laugh. „Okay Let’s Go“ remained in the memory, which is repeated again and again in the video. More Dutch expressions, some of them incomprehensible, follow, making the ride on the Turbo Polyp altogether memorable. In the mid-2020s to early-2023s, the video was then gegreenscreent as a meme and went viral first on the social media platform TikTok before doing so on Instagram and Facebook as well as YouTube.
Uses of „Okay Let’s Go“
The meme is now often brought into use in random places where the start of something new is to be initiated. This can occur in a wide variety of situations in everyday life. It is particularly popular to use it in the following areas:
- on social media
- in special internet forums
- in spoken everyday language
The subsections that follow now are intended to provide even more exciting details about the use of the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme in the areas mentioned above.
As a meme on social media
On social media, the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme is mainly used to produce individual short videos. For example, Stories, Reels or YouTube video thematize individual situations in which „Okay Let’s Go“ is added as a tonal background. On the one hand, this is meant to be funny, on the other hand, it takes away a certain seriousness from the situation. It is noticeable that the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme is rarely used as a complete video, but only its sound. Sometimes, however, short excerpts of the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme are inserted as cutscenes. In addition, the phrase „Okay Let’s Go“ is also used in the form of hashtags or image as well as video captions.
The expression „Okay Let’s Go“ is now also firmly integrated in various Internet forums. Here, it serves as slang for situations in which a group of forum members starts a new project or wants to comment on a conversation in a funny way. The use of „Okay Let’s Go“ is particularly popular in gaming forums and on Reddit.
Spoken everyday language
In addition to the purely digital use of „Okay Let’s Go,“ the use of the meme in spoken everyday language has also become established in recent years. Here, the wording serves as a witty remark in individual everyday conversations and softens serious or unpleasant-seeming situations. Attempts are made to perfectly imitate the voice pitch of the original, which is achieved by using broken English with a slight Dutch accent.
Social classification of the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme
Socially, the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme can now be classified to all ages and demographics, although this tends to be understood by younger people. Although the meme originated back in 2014, it has only really experienced hype since 2020. However, popular target groups are members of generations Y, Z and Alpha, who are also the main users of the social media platforms TikTok, Instagram as well as YouTube. Older people can classify the clip in many places, but on the whole it does not correspond to their sense of humor, as it is either too crude or too gleeful.
Critical view of the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme
The „Okay Let’s Go“ meme is viewed extremely critically by many people, as it shows a young boy and an older man and makes fun of them afterwards. This shows little respect and conveys the message that it is okay and desirable to judge other people in this way. At the same time, the educational value and purpose of the meme is highly questioned.
Conclusion on „Okay Let’s Go“ and similar contexts
In summary, the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme represents a now highly viral short video on social media that depicts a young boy and an older man who would like to be fairground presenters. They use expressions such as „Okay Let’s Go“ to soundtrack a miniature fair, which comes across as partly weird, but in any case funny and entertaining.
Related to the „Okay Let’s Go“ meme are the „Ashley Look at Me“ meme and the „Canon Event,“ among others. Both memes are viral social media trends, but they address different situations.