This is where the ‘fetch me my fifty thousand pounds’ TikTok audio actually comes from
I’ve started saying it to anyone and everyone, I can’t stop
TikTok is awash with people doing the vintage suit filter and telling you to “pop along to the bank and fetch me my fifty thousand pounds.” Or, more accurately, “myyyyyy fiftythousandpounds.”
It fits with anything: London bartenders when you buy one pint, uni landlords when you leave one single fork in a drawer after you move out, or Klarna reminding you to pay for all those tops you ordered last month.
It’s a great audio – and this is where it actually comes from.
The ‘fetch me my fifty thousand pounds’ TikTok audio is taken from the film Legend, where Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins
Legend is a 2015 film about East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray – aka the Kray Twins. In the film, Tom Hardy plays both Ronnie and Reggie. Think Armie Hammer doing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, but they’re both absolute nutters, and you get the general idea.
In the film, Ronnie has the grand idea to start a city in Nigeria with just fifty thousand pounds.
David Thewlis – Lupin in the Harry Potter films – is telling him that fifty thousand pounds is simply not that readily available. A fair point.
But Tom Hardy will not accept that. And so, full of rage, he says: “you will trot along down to the fucking bank, and you will fetch me my fifty thousand pounds”.
A meme is born.
These are the funniest TikToks using the ‘fetch me my fifty thousand pounds’ audio
Honestly, there are tons of hilarious examples. From this Tango Ice blast classic:
To this one, which captures the inhumanity of uni landlords when it comes to deposits:
@mattkezzaClassic ##fyp ##foryou ##uni ##britishunis ##british ##exeteruni ##exeter ##exetah ##durhamuni ##bristoluni ##notts ##cardiffuni ##university ##freshers♬ original sound – Loz
If minor delivery fraud is your thing, the meme has you covered:
@stevinshiRefund please. ##uber ##foryou ##foryourpage ##fy ##mcdonalds♬ original sound – Loz
And if you’re a bit too keen on Klarna, this will hit hard: