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This TikTok Page Is A Hilarious Treasure Trove Of Aussie Nostalgia

From memes to parodies and viral dance crazes, TikTok brings nonstop entertainment into our lives. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Time absolutely flies when you’re scrolling through the app, and there’s one TikTok user I’ve become obsessed with and find myself checking in on daily because their videos are an absolute treasure trove of Aussie nostalgia.

Samantha Andrew (@samanthandrew1) is a Melbourne-based composer and performer who creates extremely relatable content on TikTok. The kind of clips that you watch and find yourself enthusiastically nodding along to like you’re watching your own teen years play out before your very eyes.

Here’s her parody of shopping when you’re 12 years old. It’s just so perfect in every way.

@samanthandrew1##aussielife ##nostalgia ##shoppingasamillenial ##chadstone ##milennial ##trending ##foryou ##fy ##foryourpage ##melbournegirl ##early2000s♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

Her videos are hilarious and have found a cult following on the app: she currently has 80k followers and over two million likes. We spoke to Samantha — who unlike the app’s predominantly young teen demographic is in her mid-twenties — and she told us that she was surprised with how quickly she’s become popular on TikTok.

“Being 25 and a genuine novice on the app I was not expecting so many people to see the videos, let alone like them, comment and share! I’m still pretty startled by how quickly you click “post” and send a video into the virtual abyss. You’ll check back 10 seconds later and bam you’ll have 200 views. That is crazy to me.”

The first TikTok series Samantha posted that caught the most attention was her portrayal of retail assistants at different shopping outlets. It’s so accurate, it actually blows my mind.

@samanthandrew1Shop assistants in Australia ##foryou ##foryourpage ##fy ##impersonation ##aussielife ##shoppinglife ##melbourne ##trending ##millenial ##comedyskit♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

@samanthandrew1Shop assistants in Australia Pt.2 ##aussielife ##foryou ##foryourpage ##trending ##fy ##impersonation ##millenial ##comedyskit ##shoppinglife ##melbourne♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

@samanthandrew1Shop assistants in Australia Pt.3 ##aussielife ##trending ##foryou ##foryourpage ##fy ##impersonation ##comedyskit ##retaillife ##millennial ##shoppinglife♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

@samanthandrew1Shop assistants in Australia Pt.4 ##aussielife ##impersonation ##shoppinglife ##foryou ##foryourpage ##fy ##trending ##millennial ##comedyskit ##retaillife♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

Most of Samantha’s videos draw on experiences a lot of us had growing up in Australia, like going shopping, buying perfume, getting your first car, and attending school formals or assemblies.

“I think nostalgia and throwback comedy brings people together,” Samantha said. “It’s a great way to start a pretty busy comment section, with people either screaming about how read to filth they feel by the video or they can talk about how their experience differs. I think we also love to laugh at ourselves and how life was like when we were younger.”

A perfect example of this is Samantha’s series on things we did when we were younger that made us think we were unique. I feel seen.

@samanthandrew1Things that I did when I was younger that I thought made me unique pt.2 ##comedyskit ##aussielife ##foryou ##fyp ##tiktokaustralia ##aussiecomedy♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

@samanthandrew1Things that I did when I was younger that I thought made me unique ##comedyskit ##beunique ##aussiecomedy ##fyp ##foryou ##primaryschool ##foryourpage ##fy♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

Her school formal series is literally me when I was 15-years-old.

@samanthandrew1Aussie High School Formals be like ##onlyinaustralia ##aussielife ##formal ##year12 ##highschool ##prom ##aussiecomedy ##fyp ##foryou♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

@samanthandrew1Aussie High School Formals Pt.2 ##onlyinaustralia ##year12 ##prom ##aussielife ##comedyskit ##schooldance ##foryou ##fyp ##tiktokaustralia ##impersonation ##fy♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

Aside from TikTok, Samantha writes and performs her own comedy cabarets and musical theatre shows. She says she regularly types ideas in a notes app on her phone for whenever she gets inspired for potential TikTok gold.

“Most of the time I’ll get the idea that day, and it takes me around 45 minutes to film a sixty-second video. It’s funny because I’ll get an idea and go ‘wait, but how do I make that funny?’ and then the comedy will come from the delivery alone, or the exaggerated dialogue I come up with,” Samantha said.

“I’ve quickly learned to give an idea a chance before tossing it in the bin. You could do a video that’s called ‘sitting on a chair’ but it could be the funniest video you do depending on how you deliver it.”

She’s not wrong. Samantha’s most viewed video is her recreating an argument with her mum about buying shampoo and conditioner.

@samanthandrew1Shampoo and Conditioner – a short film ##comedyskit ##shoppinglife ##impersonations ##aussienostalgia ##foryou ##foryourpage ##fy♬ original sound – samanthandrew1

It’s actually art. You can follow Samantha on TikTok here.