Sparkles and Champagne or Shannon Sharpe Fit Checks refers to a meme trend where a photo slideshow of football player Shannon Sharpe in fitted suits is shown alongside a caption about showing up somewhere composed and proud after doing something shameful or embarrassing. The meme, set to CJ SO COOL's song "Tired," became popularized on TikTok throughout March and April 2023.
American football player and tight end Shannon Sharpe is known to occasionally post fit checks to Twitter where he poses in nice suits. Between September 7th and November 10th, 2017, Sharpe posted six fit check photos like this to Twitter (examples shown below).
On March 25th, 2023, TikToker @sasoomiii posted a video consisting of an edit of these photos and an additional photo of Sharpe archived to Pinterest into a slideshow, captioned, "math teachers after creating the most ridiculous and outrageous word problems," gaining over 654,000 views in two weeks (shown below).
Memes using the slideshow spread across TikTok over the following weeks in videos making similar jokes. Some TikTokers also used photos and drawings of other people and characters posing similarly over the same song in the memes. On March 25th, TikToker @kazutoraforlife posted a version of the meme, gaining over 476,000 views in two weeks (shown below, left). On March 31st, TikToker @aespavlyr posted a version of the meme, gaining over 535,000 views in a week (shown below, right).
On April 2nd, TikToker @iamkeilduh posted a video where he strikes similar poses over a caption about falling for every April Fools' Day prank, gaining over 70,000 views in six days (shown below).