The 1920's fad consists usually of a video modified to greyscale with scratchy lines, dust, and noise added to create the effect to look like aged silent films. Often editing will be topped off with handlebar moustaches, top hats, and monocles to further reflect the styles of the 1920's. Videos involving speech will insert cliché dialogue boxes to simulate silent films. On occasion, an edited still image will be substituted in place of a video. Musical accompaniment is usually a repeating loop from "Happy Days are Here Again" although any stylized music hearkening to the Roaring Twenties is acceptable. Other musical selections associated with this fad have been excerpts from the Cinderella Man - Cheer Up, Smile, Nertz soundtrack or the Battlefield 1942 theme.
Because of the nature of this fad, whereas a user takes existing material and transforms it to a stylized format, it is quite often combined with other fads.