Examples of schwifty
Examples of schwifty
Where does schwifty come from?
Schwifty comes from a 2015 episode of the Adult Swim cartoon, Ricky and Morty. The episode, titled “Get Schwifty,” features a song of the same name sung by the character Rick, featuring mostly nonsensical lyrics. A representative excerpt: “Take off your pants and your panties / Shit on the floor / Time to get Schwifty in here / It’s the schwif-schwifty / Hey, take your pants off.” When you’re getting schwifty, you may or may leave the party with your pants still on.
As a term, schwifty is apparently meant to sound like a hip-hop slang term for getting inebriated, e.g., getting lit or crunk. At its height, Rick and Morty drew 11 million viewers, and schwifty quickly caught on and spread among its devoted fanbase.
Who uses schwifty?
Rick and Morty’s many fans adopted schwifty as an allusive in-joke for getting intoxicated and going wild while partying.
Who wants to come get schwifty with me at Tsunami
— lohan (@lindseynwarren) November 22, 2018
I'm DJing a special New Year's set tonight at The Bank Bar and Lounge! Let's get SCHWIFTY! https://t.co/o7YHHd9CYW
— DJ Robzilla (@djrobzilla) December 31, 2016
It can also be used as a synonym for drunkenness or wildness more generally.
And yes, fans are still using it even years after the original air date of “Get Schwifty.”
"It's time to get schwifty!" 🕺 pic.twitter.com/J46ao70hVt
— WannaGate (@wannagate) May 6, 2019
Since the release of a Rick and Morty soundtrack in 2018, the lyrics to “Get Schwifty“ have been added to the likes of Genius and is available on streaming websites.
Get schwifty is my favorite song right now and I wish that was a joke
— Alex Wiley (@Alex_Wiley) June 17, 2017
Put it on repeat at your next shindig, just be sure to stay safe out there whilst you get schwifty.
PSA don’t be even more white trash on a white washed holiday by drunk driving tonight !! be safe, hydrate, and have some form of a DD if you’re getting schwifty
— who u callin basshead (@mi4rose) May 6, 2019