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In The “You’re Not Having Fun?” TikTok Trend, Creators Aren’t Impressed

Whether you’re trudging through a long day at the office, trying to make it through a cardio workout, or navigating the Sunday scaries, life isn’t always fun and games. You can always turn your day around, of course, but occasionally, engaging in everyday activities is exhausting! It’s OK to admit when an event or situation isn’t your vibe —  if you’re not into it, you’re not into it. Now, a new TikTok trend inspired by the HBO hit series Euphoria has creators highlighting moments when they, too, are having the opposite of fun. 

The “You’re Not Having Fun?” TikTok trend is perfect for less-than-ideal moments when you’re bored or entirely unimpressed. And in true TikToker fashion, creators recall plenty of times when they were stuck in situations they didn’t want to be in. For example, @sophiacuerqui decided to go out with friends but no longer has the energy to socialize, and @kaelaniskye is waiting in line at the amusement park but doesn’t have a FastPass, which is not amusing at all. Whatever your annoying situation may be, the “You’re Not Having Fun?” TikTok trend is a comical one to hop on when the answer to this question is clearly a “no.” 

Where did the trending sound originate? 

The “You’re Not Having Fun?” trend uses this brief soundbite from season one, episode four of Euphoria. In the original scene from the show, Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney) and Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie) run into each other at a carnival. The conversation is as follows:

Maddy: Hey.

Cassie: Hey.

Maddy: You’re not having fun?

Cassie: No.

Maddy: Yeah, me neither. 

Fans of the show will know that in the next line, Maddy asks Cassie, “Wanna do molly?” However, the original TikTok posted by HBO omits this part, and the clip ends at “Yeah, me neither.” 

Despite the original video being posted on TikTok a few months ago, the trending sound from Euphoria has only been used in a handful of videos so far, and I predict it’ll be a new emerging TikTok trend to watch. 

How are creators using the trending sound? 

Some of the best TikTok trends involve a comical mix of intelligence, sarcasm, and humor, and this Euphoria-inspired trend is no different. The goal is to recall a time when you weren’t having fun and use Cassie and Maddy’s dialogue in the background to emphasize your point in a funny way.

Many examples of the “You’re Not Having Fun?” trend notably involve work and academic life — both of which can be the opposite of fun. For instance, Grace, a PA student, doesn’t feel like working at the hospital today, and @aniyahmorinia is desperately trying to focus without getting up for a snack. Creator @bradylongoria dreads working retail on a slow day, and popular TikToker @corporatenatalie and her work bestie are barely skimming the surface of “fun” during their weekly meeting. 

If you’re a student, you’ll love the many college-inspired versions that TikTokers are posting, too; like @sanahansari8 who just spent five hours procrastinating but needs to study now, or this TikToker whose version simply says, “Me when biology.” Creator @vicki_d333 has track practice after school but it’s 20 degrees outside (big nope), and @thatasiangirlgigi would rather not dress up for her sorority’s formal chapter meeting. My all-time favorite college example comes from TikToker @sugarhoneymerci, whose video says, “When you’ve been on campus for 2 whole hours and no one has confessed their undying love for you yet” with the caption, “like what even is the point of this.” 

Trying the “You’re Not Having Fun?” TikTok trend is easy.

If you can think of a moment when you weren’t having a good time but can still laugh about it, you’ll appreciate the “You’re Not Having Fun?” TikTok trend. All you need to do is watch the original scene here and “bookmark” the trending audio clip on TikTok. Then, draft your text overlay and caption in your Notes app based on the punchline you want to share. Maybe you’ve been around people too long and your introversion is coming out, or your social battery ran out suddenly at a party, and now, the vibes aren’t there. Maybe you’re in a “book slump” like @mydarlingabigail and can’t find anything interesting to read, or you wish the club you’re dancing at would play better music. Whatever your example may be, give the trend a try and let us know what you create! (I hope it’s at least a little fun).

Tianna was an Associate Editor at Her Campus Media HQ where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, wellness, and TikTok trends. She graduated from North Carolina State University and received her masters from Columbia University. Tianna currently lives in New York City where you can find her sipping coffee, practicing yoga, and singing show tunes.