Twitter users went heads “ogre” heels for Theo Karras after after his sister, Maria, posted a video of him reciting a scene from the Academy Award-winning film, Shrek.

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Twitter is in love with this teen who acted out a ‘Shrek’ scene from memory

The responses to the viral video were 'ogre'-whelming.


Kristina Nguyen

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 10, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:28 am CDT

We met Salt Bae, Plane Bae, and even Thanos Bae. Now “shrek” out “Shrek Bae.”

Twitter users went heads “ogre” heels for 18-year-old Theo Karras after his sister Maria posted a video of him reciting a scene from the American classic film Shrek.

The video, which currently boasts over 2 million views, showed Theo’s rendition of Shrek and Donkey’s meeting scene and featured his impressive singing and accent skills. Maria told the Daily Dot that he started doing the impressions out of sheer boredom while on a car ride back from a family camping trip.

The siblings had no idea the video would blow up. “He keeps calling me and texting me ‘WHAT IS GOING IN RIGHT NOW,’” Maria said via Twitter DM. “It’s still hard to believe.”

They initially planned to send the video to their Snapchat group chat with their 11 cousins but posted it on Twitter instead since it was too long, Maria told BuzzFeed.

“He always does things like this. I’m surprised other things I’ve shared hadn’t gone viral yet. We always joked that something he did would eventually turn into something like this,” Maria told the Daily Dot.

Theo told BuzzFeed that he has been impersonating scenes and characters from Shrek since he was young—and that he has it memorized from seeing the movie so many times.

Theo told the Daily Dot he’s been involved in theater for eight years and plans to pursue a college degree in drama or musical theater. He also wants to start a YouTube video and connect with all of his new followers.

“With all of this attention I have gained I have honestly been quite overwhelmed. But on the other hand I’m super flattered by all the love,” he said.

That’ll do, Theo. That’ll do.


H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Jul 10, 2018, 5:51 pm CDT