The 10 Most Creative TikToks for the AS (Adult Swim) Trend

The AS (Adult Swim) trend is the newest craze to hit TikTok, and the weird part is that many people don't even know what it is or how it started.

It's a clear template to follow. The background music is a Vano 3000 remixed version of "Time Moves Slow" by BadBadNotGood, and the initials [as] (meaning Adult Swim) are revealed at the end. Occasionally the text is added, a sarcastic joke or genuine life advice, but it's not required. The lack of a strict format means you can be as creative and out of the box as you want.

But what inspired these videos? Adult Swim is a network aired by Cartoon Network. Between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Cartoon Network switches over to Adult Swim, which features more adult content like Family Guy, Robot Chicken and Rick and Morty. Between each show, they feature short videos called "bumpers" or "bumps," ranging from artistic camera editing to ridiculous jokes, and almost always ending with the Adult Swim logo. This trend was started on TikTok by Vano 3000, who made the AS-inspired remix and the first TikTok bump. There's no explanation why it went viral, but the results have been so entertaining and creative. It's hard to narrow it down, but here are the 10 best TikToks for the Adult Swim Trend.

AS: Adult Swim logo

(via Adult Swim)

1.jayfitzman

Jay Fitz put a cool technological spin on the challenge.

@jayfitzmanMusic for an inbetween space ##oscillotok ##synthtok ##videogamemusic ##deluge ##op1♬ original sound – Jay Fitz

 

2. sadgirlmeg

This video looks like a professional advertisement—and it's totally in season with the arrival of summer.

@sadgirlmeg##adultswim♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

3. makanaaaaaaa

This guy should be sponsored by Starbucks and Adult Swim, because the reveal in this video is amazing.

@makanaaaaaaa##starbucks ##vano3000 ##adultswim ##as ##barista ##starbucksdrinks♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

4. kawaii.klaws1

Kawaii Klaws understood the assignment and they included a cute positive message.

@kawaii.klaws1Anyone that wasn't allowed to watch AS? ##adultswim ##adultswimbump ##vano3000♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

5. abby_maltese

Everything about this video, from the concept to the editing, is extremely impressive.

@abby_maltese.. future employers this is a joke #engineering #engineeringstudent #womeninstem #femaleengineer #aerospaceengineering #adultswim #adultswimbump♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

6. joostin

Justin's take on this trend is a literal cinematic masterpiece.

@jooystinnew banger dropping 😉 ##fyp ##adultswim ib: @8illy♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

7. hadi_sr

Who knew you could actually make math cool?

@hadi_srAnother one ##adultswim ##vano3000 ##math ##fyp ##foryou♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

8. imanixnick

They created one of the most original and fun takes on this trend, and who doesn't love rollerskating?

@imanixnickGrand finale is this trend over yet?##rollerkskating ##rollerskatechallenge♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

9. shawty.arabia

Aamalila's artistic TikTok is a really simple concept that is executed perfectly.

@shawty.arabiahad to join in ##adultswim ##vano3000 ##adultswimbump @supvano♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

10. blackquarterzip

This is hands down the most creative and well-done TikTok in this trend—even Lizzo thinks it's the best!

@blackquarterzip##vano3000 ##adultswim♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

 

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