Does this count as an audition for Dancing With the Stars?
Over the weekend, Alfonso Ribeiro — a.k.a. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s preppy, conservative, Tom Jones-loving Carlton — led an army of Angelenos in what fitness company ViSalus is calling the world’s largest simultaneous flash mob. (Apparently, equivalent dances were also done in “hundreds of cities” across the U.S. and Canada.)
But forget the corporate sponsorship. What’s important here is that whether he’s doing his patented “It’s Not Unusual” arm swinging or thrusting his hips to The Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache (Jump On It),” Ribeiro still knows how to shake his groove thang. Sure, the concept of the flash mob is about as dated as wearing a pair of Uggs with a miniskirt. But it’s tough to mind when the mob is this fun to watch. See for yourself:
Which other great pop culture dancers would you like to see lead flash mobs, PopWatchers? Imagine hundreds of people simultaneously doing Ross and Monica’s routine, or Elaine Benes’s jerky Little Kicks! And I bet Jon Heder’s available to help put together a Napoleon Dynamite-inspired mob…
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