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This TikTok has a lot of people thinking about Candice and Martina

Are you Donna, Candice, or Martina?


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 26, 2021

It’s 5 o’clock. What’s your Candice and Martina?  

A TikTok from creator and YouTuber Snarky Marky is being used to interpret people’s 5 o’clock routines. Well, whatever that means during a pandemic. 

The original video was posted Jan. 4 and is longer than the audio going around TikTok. It features a whole storyline involving him as Donna, talking to co-workers Candice and Martina about leaving work and going to Applebee’s. It’s a girl’s night out, and you’re not invited. 


POV: Donna’s leaving work and is about to have a Girl’s Night Out, and you ask if you can join her and the other employees

♬ original sound – mark

But the first half of the TikTok is being more widely used: “Candice, you ready?” and “Martina, you ready?” are stand-ins for habits, thoughts, comfort items, playlists, or after-dark activities. 


Living for 5pm today and every day

♬ original sound – mark

It’s become a Twitter meme, too.

The original TikTok now has more than 5 million views, but Snarky Marky has a series of Donna POV videos, going back to late December. And people seem very invested in all the workplace drama.


POV: you’re the new person at work and you meet Donna

♬ original sound – mark

We reached out for comment.

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2021, 12:33 pm CST