Skibidi Toilet is a series of very short animated videos that have become a YouTube phenomenon and seem bizarre. The clips show repulsive heads rolling their eyes and shooting out of toilets and have generated exorbitant click numbers. It seems absurd and could be dismissed as nonsense if it hadn’t created tremendous hype on YouTube. The videos are superficial and have no deeper meaning, but they still inspire not only millions, but billions of people.
What is Skibidi Toilet? Memes, meaning, explanation, definition
A whole group of monsters lives in toilets and has an evil plan, because it wants to gain world domination. They can only be stopped by another group that seems equally bizarre: they are uniformed men without heads. Instead of human heads, there are surveillance cameras on their necks.
The visual appearance of the persons as well as of the clips in general is not very appealing, not to say frightening. Associations with drug dreams from horror movies are not absurd. The animation is technically immature, looks amateurish. Nevertheless, these short videos get the attention of billions of YouTube users, who eagerly share them in their WhatsApp groups and other social media.
Who is the inventor of the Skibidi Toilet videos?
The mini-videos first appeared in February 2023. A YouTuber named DaFuq!?Boom! uploaded a video on his channel back then, which he called Skibidi toilet. A short time later, this video had millions of clicks. This was only possible because the YouTuber was no stranger and had been uploading seconds videos for quite some time. But this one was different, and from the very first second it caused fascination that was also mixed with a certain aversion.
Already the previous animation videos of DaFuq!?Boom! were bizarre. He had produced them with the animation software Source Filmmaker, a software that makes it very easy to create fan animated movies for Source games. Particularly popular games in this category include Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2. DaFuq!?Boom! punctuates his clips with pop culture references, but sometimes political ones as well. Joe Biden appears in one, Vladimir Putin in another.
The YouTuber shows no fear of „verbalizing“ the well-known personalities, which¬ is probably one reason for his success. No clip is longer than a few seconds. The most successful of this small series is a tribute to the video game GTA, which has been popular for decades. Content: While his friends are in the middle of a shootout, main character Big Smoke demands more and more for his nachos. This short video can definitely be rated as a silly gimmick, nevertheless, or maybe because of that, it has been viewed 44 million times.
New Skibidi Toilet clips – successful after the old pattern
YouTuber DaFuq!?Boom! enriches his Skibiti Toilet series with new material almost daily. Episode 24 is already the most successful clip of the series with 163 million views and will probably be topped.
a fans celebrate each new short video euphorically, their enthusiasm seems boundless. Due to the extraordinary success, there are many imitators who post similar videos on the web. Still others publish images with allusions to the Skibiti Toilet series.
he currently hyped videos are very similar to DaFuq!?Boom!’s first videos, both visually and in terms of content. They seem to continue his series. Now a head rises from the toilet, turns and shows a ghastly grimace.
Meanwhile, he sings a musical collage of the song „Promiscuous,“ the original of which is by Nelly Furtado. A music collage mixes pieces of different performers together. With 55 million views, this video is by far the most successful on YouTube (as of June 2023). They all seem to be full of dedication to the Skibiti Toilet cosmos, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting tired of it anytime soon.
If you look for a deeper meaning in it, you won’t come to any conclusion. Why this internet phenomenon could develop like this will probably remain a mystery. Maybe it’s just a lot of fun that a significant number of mostly young people can’t get enough of.