K-Drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” Inspires K-Pop Idols’ New Favorite TikTok Trend
TikTok has become increasingly popular in the music industry, especially K-Pop, as it is utilized to promote comebacks via dance challenge trends.
Yet, many idols also like to have fun on the video-sharing app, participating in other popular trends. And many fans love it since it can be very relatable.
Most recently, the “Jiggle Jiggle” TikTok challenge was the one in which over 20 of the hottest K-Pop idols participated!
“Jiggle Jiggle” is a single by British-American journalist and documentary maker Louis Theroux. The song was originally created based on a rap trend that Theroux participated in on the show Weird Weekends, and it was popularized after he rapped it on Amelia Dimoldenberg‘s interview series Chicken Shop Date. The sound is produced by Manchester-based DJ duo Duke & Jones.
As with almost any TikTok audio trend, it must originate from somewhere. So, like “Jiggle Jiggle” it came from a TV show of sorts. Likewise, the newest TikTok obsession among idols is a trend that originates from not just any TV series but the latest hit K-Drama.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo is currently on air as ENA‘s first K-Drama, and it has the industry shook as the drama’s first episode had a 0.9% rating and has grown by 10x in only three weeks (The drama releases two episodes per week). It’s already in talks for a U.S. remake, although you can watch Extraordinary Attorney Woo on Netflix internationally. Viewers have fallen in love with the brilliant attorney on the Autism Spectrum, the show’s heartwarming storylines, and its charming cast, including Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh, and Kang Ki Young.
About an autistic 27-year-old lawyer. Due to her high IQ of 164, impressive memory, and creative thought process, the brilliant Woo Young Woo graduated at the top of her class from a prestigious law school.
— IMDb’s plot description
Like any great pair of friends or friend group in a K-Drama, Woo Young Woo and her best friend Dong Geu Rami, played by Joo Hyun Young, have a greeting unique to them like a friendly handshake.
They always uniquely greet each other whenever they meet by saying their names in a rhythm and doing a hand gesture before dabbing.
Not only do the actors do it IRL when greeting, especially press…
salam bestie😂 #extraordinaryattorneywoo #parkeunbin #joohyunyoung
Naturally, it became a TikTok trend, and some have even made it into a dance challenge!
최 to the 준 to the … #김해준 #최준 #우영우 #키위랩
It’s become so popular that idols, including the likes of TXT, Stray Kids, IVE, and many more, have attempted it, whether during live broadcasts, on a world tour, on social media, etc. Check them out below.
1. LIGHTSUM’s Juhyeon and Yujeong
Juhyeon and Yujeong did the TikTok trend together!
#우영우인사법 👭💗🐳#LIGHTSUM #라잇썸 #JUHYEON #주현#YUJEONG #유정 #이상한변호사우영우#우영우벽화
2. WEi’s Yoo Yong-ha and Kim Jun-seo
WEi is a six-member boy group formed by Oui Entertainment. Yoo Yong-ha and Kim Jun-seo did not one but two videos!
위 to the 아 to the 이💙💜 #위아이 #WEi #유용하 #김준서 #YOOYONGHA #KIMJUNSEO #우영우 #우영우인사법
유 to the 용 to the 하❣️김 to the 준 to the 서❣️ #위아이 #WEi #유용하 #김준서 #YOOYONGHA #KIMJUNSEO #우영우 #우영우인사법
3. E’LAST’s Won Hyuk and Choi
E’LAST is an eight-member boy group under E Entertainment. Won Hyuk and Choi In did the challenge together.
우to the 영 to the 우 / 우영우 인사법 😝 #elast #엘라스트 #wonhyuk #원혁 #최인 #choiin #우영우 #우영우인사법 #fyp
Triger is a 4-member boy group under DY Entertainment, and some members recently did the TikTok trend.
요즘 인사법 🙋♂️ #우영우 #우영우인사법 #trend #fyp
5. TXT’s Soobin and Yeonjun
TXT’s Soobin and Yeonjun, already friendship goals, recreated it when talking about the K-Drama during a live broadcast.
omg TXT's yeonjun and soobin did this chant too!!! i got my crumbs🥺#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo #ParkEunBinpic.twitter.com/ANQ12hTr4x
— yeet🐰 (@kdramabining) July 10, 2022
Soobin also did it by himself!
SOOBIN ON VLIVE DID THE DONG TO THE GEU TO THE RAMI FROM EXTRAORDINARY ATTORNEY WOO #txtinhouston #TXT_WORLD_TOUR pic.twitter.com/dsi3gHN9QU
— angel ⁷ (taylor’s version) 🌊 (eras tour 5/27!!) (@jinminswift) July 18, 2022
6. IVE’s Leeseo, Liz, Yujin, and Rei
Likewise, IVE’s Leeseo and Liz recreated it during a live broadcast but used their own names (in Korean).
Liz also did it with Yujin and Rei!
WUAA IVE’S YUJIN REI AND LIZ DOING THE WOO TO THE YOUNG TO THE WOO TREND 😭 #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/6IWWM3H2uX
— chaa ༊*·˚ (@mintchaaa_) July 13, 2022
7. STAYC’s Sumin and Yoon
STAYC’s Sumin and Yoon also recreated it with their own names during a live broadcast.
🐯: we can do it like this… bae to the su to the min!
🐰: sim to the ja to the yun!
(reference to the greeting youngwoo and geurami do in <extraordinary attorney woo>)@STAYC_official
— 🌟 (@stayctime) July 11, 2022
8. Golden Child’s Donghyun and Sungyoon
They may not have done the greeting together, but they did it individually during live broadcasts.
kim donghyun extraordinary attorney woo enthusiast pic.twitter.com/wk8PEboWKO
— 『逆夢』 (@jangjunsenpai) July 19, 2022
gol to the den to the ness !! #sungyoon #goldenchild #extraordinaryattorneywoo
9. Stray Kids’ Changbin and Han
Stray Kids’ Changbin and Han did the greeting during a recent concert on their 2nd World Tour Maniac.
changbin & jisung definitely are watching extraordinary attorney woo😂😆👍 pic.twitter.com/BlEVjPTnGq
— 댕꾸 ◡̈ (@SEUNGM1NE) July 10, 2022
He is a huge fan and has been telling his own fans to watch it. So, it was no surprise to see him do the trend during a recent fansign.
WONHO WATCHES EXTRAORDINARY ATTORNEY WOO pic.twitter.com/HkYdQHJEeK
— ૮₍ ˃̵͈᷄ . ˂̵͈᷅ ₎ა | slow (@514LMH2) July 10, 2022
11. VERIVERY’s Dongheon and Gyehyeon
The two recreated the greeting during a live broadcast.
dab #dongheon #gyeheon #verivery #extraordinaryattorneywoo
12. DKB’s Lune
He greeted Extraordinary Attorney Woo style during a live broadcast.
다 to the 크 to the 비 😆#DKB #LUNE pic.twitter.com/tFLczu8qto
— fai ✨ (@svngminxlune) July 9, 2022
13. SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi, Woozi, and DK
Both Hoshi and DK recreated the greeting on Weverse with fans.
💎Kwon to the Soon to the Young, you probably have done this to your sister before right? (Extraordinary Attorney Woo thing)
🐯I did this to Woozi yesterday
Lee to the Ji to the Hoon~@pledis_17 😆howoo shenanigans pic.twitter.com/AbUmNb4VaV
— mi원우지💜 (@miwon17_) July 13, 2022
DK (Dokyeom) from SEVENTEEN watched Extraordinary Attorney Woo: pic.twitter.com/ZHNAj0iyK9
— typedmaru (@typedmaru) July 15, 2022
DK also did the greeting during a video fanmeeting.
220717 #세븐틴 #도겸 #DK
도겨미랑 우영우 인사법 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/tHMdDZbV5y
— 쁨 (@prettydkkkk) July 17, 2022
And Hoshi recruited Woozi for the TikTok dance trend!
14. Treasure’s Choi Hyunsuk
He responded to a fan’s post on Weverse.
"woo to the young to the woo"
"dong to the geu to the rami"
OMG hyunsuk knows the greetings on "extraordinary attorney woo" ♡ #최현석 @treasuremembers pic.twitter.com/DvXrRE7NbU
— 💭 (@HYUNH4YI) July 16, 2022
15. ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo
Cha Eunwoo did it at a recent fanmeeting.
a fan do the 'woo to the young to the woo' and #ChaEunWoo replied with 'dong to the geu to the rami'
#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo is a whole cultural reset 🤍pic.twitter.com/dJL06wOaJ1
— daisy han (@kdramadaisy) July 20, 2022
16. GOT7’s Youngjae
Recently, GOT7’s Youngjae endorsed it during a radio show and even did the iconic greeting featured in the show.
😆 he said he's watching Extraordinary Attorney Woo and it was really fun/he enjoyed it pic.twitter.com/7Rb7tvQdWq
— jas 🍭 영재쟁 🍒 | 갓7 (@forgot7ss) July 18, 2022
Jin, RM, and Jimin did their own version ahead of J-Hope‘s listening party for Jack In The Box!
"bang to the tan to the jin" they really made there own version pic.twitter.com/40bfIQiRdW
— Shru⁷ (slow) (@bangtinyboyys) July 27, 2022
18. Lea Navvab Huening
TXT’s Hueningkai and Kep1er‘s Huening Bahiyyih‘s older sister and former member of the girl group VIVA did the trend recently.
우to the 영 to the 우 😎 #우영우#우영우인사법 (dc : @KOJOOBOO )
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