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‘HIS MOUSE MOMENT’: Pedro Pascal eating a sandwich is TikTok’s favorite new reaction meme

'Pedro Pascal really took over my whole FYP.'


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 23, 2023   Updated on Mar 23, 2023, 1:42 pm CDT

That One Sound is a column from internet culture reporter Charlotte Colombo that explores the origin of popular sounds heard on TikTok.

The Last of Us and The Mandalorian season 3 have re-amplified Pedro Pascal content on TikTok. In addition to a scene from last year’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent becoming a meme, a more recent image of Pascal eating a sandwich is now everywhere.

The sound

The audio on TikTok has a few components: Munching sounds of various volumes accompany Austin Farwell’s somber instrumental piano track “New Home.” And people used the Cap Cut feature to insert Pascal into any scenario.

The travel account GetByBus posted one popular version in early March, and the sound has been used more than 48,000 times. The “mouse eating sound” also accompanied other versions of it, and people referenced TikTok’s “mouse moment” trend. The meme has been used in TikToks about people eating their lunch early, waiting for something to happen, decompressing, and more.

@ls.collective #CapCut ♬ New Home by Austin Farwell – GetByBus
@kaylwrighty Amazing self control to even wait until 9:30 #officehumor #officehumorfyp #officeworkersbelike #pedropascalmemes #officememes ♬ New Home by Austin Farwell – GetByBus
@thechelseydream Hmu for the sauce 💰 💰 💰 im not helpin if you cheap or scary 😂 jkjkjk #fakepaystubs #fakestubs #thechelseydream #paystubs #paystubservices ♬ New Home by Austin Farwell – GetByBus

Padma Lakshmi used the sound, and claimed that she eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to counter all the calories she eats on Top Chef.

@padmalakshmi The pre-bed palate cleanse is essential to filming #TopChef @bravotv @bravotopchef #pedropascal #sandwich ♬ New Home by Austin Farwell – GetByBus

Where’s it from?

While Pascal wore that brown knit cardigan to the Mandalorian season 3 premiere, that’s not where this sandwich clip originated. It’s actually from an episode of LADbible’s Snack Wars series, posted in early March, in which Pascal and Jon Favreau try American and Chilean snacks.

Towards the end of the video, Pascal eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while Favreau talks, and that’s the clip that’s all over TikTok. The video has more than 4.5 million views.

And no, the sandwich is not as crunchy in this video as it is in some TikToks.

Sound off

While the Pascal-ification of TikTok has been happening for a while, Pascal memes are now being used to boost the views of business accounts, too. One viral post from Skyway Behavorial Health’s social media manager suggests that “Pedro Pascal eating a sandwich” is a slam-dunk social move.

@skywaybehavioralhealth I could listen & watch this trend all day long #pedropascal #pedropascaledit #pedropascalmeme #CapCut #emotionalsupportwaterbottle #owalawaterbottle #workhumor #officehumor ♬ New Home by Austin Farwell – GetByBus
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*First Published: Mar 23, 2023, 1:41 pm CDT