“a potato flew around my room” is a meme which originated from a vine by vine creator “pg bree”, it parodies the song “thinkin about you” by Frank ocean. In the original song frank can be heard saying “a tornado flew around my room before you came, excuse the mess it made” where as pg bree can be heard saying “a potato flew around my room before you came, excuse the mess it made” all while a video of a potato which is attached to a ceiling fan via a string can be seen spinning around the room.
The original vine was uploaded by viner pg bree on 14th october 2014.
The main use of is meme by viners and content creators is to parody the original vine, usually by creating a scenario which somehow features a flying potato in their vines.
I find this meme annoying at best and downright stupid at worst, it is one of those memes which makes me question why some people find memes such as this one to be funny or why they become viral in the first place.
The video is literally a potato moving alongside a fan for 6 seconds, I mean who would find that funny ?
Even the remixed videos are not funny or creative in my opinion, they often feature a scenario which has nothing to do with the original vine. Granted that there are not many scenario’s which are easily related to potato’s flying around ones room however this has not stopped other memes which are based on obscure topics from spawning creative and funny remixes.
Ultimately this meme went on to become one of the most popular memes of 2014 (even though I personally think it is stupid) and shows that just about any (unfunny) video has the potential to become a popular meme.
I rate this meme at 1/10 because it neither funny or entertaining.