The survival drama hit series Squid Game on Netflix has inspired countless of memes, including this fan-made animation of one of the show’s most unforgettable images.
Since its release in mid-September, Squid Game has taken over the worldwide video streaming platform as it is set to dethrone Regency-era drama Bridgerton as Netflix's biggest show ever.
With this popularity come the memes inspired by the show.
One of these is a fan-made animation of the show’s “red light, green light” animatronic girl that now has almost 60 million views and over five million likes on TikTok.
It is at the show’s first episode where the seemingly innocent animatronic girl appears. This is also where the show’s brutal nature is revealed.
Players, all 456 of them in numbered green track suits, are corralled in an enclosed area as big as a football field. On the other side of the field is the animatronic doll with two masked workers on each of her side.
The players have the length of the doll’s song mugunghwa kochi pieotsumnida to move forward and cross the designated line. Those who fail to stop and are caught moving by the doll’s motion-detector eyes will be eliminated, which under the games’ rules means they will be killed.
The video that @punyaibenk created of the animatronic doll waving its hands and dancing has also spawned memes, where K-pop tunes of Girls’ Generation, EXO and Loona are overlaid in the original video.
Check out the videos below:
Squid game doll dancing to EXO’s Paradise ? pic.twitter.com/8oGkIg8Wu5— RYE ?? (@nonStopKSoo_) September 28, 2021
Squid game doll vibing to Hula Hoop by LOONA pic.twitter.com/AsFksCpKYr— & VIVI ⸰ ? ͙ࣳ (@vivinfluence) September 28, 2021
the doll in squid game vibing to holiday by snsd ??? pic.twitter.com/e7ULwiL0sm— ًr (@soshyul) September 27, 2021
Banner and thumbnail photos from Netflix and @punyaibenk on Twitter