The next ubiquitous viral video

Behold: The next ubiquitous viral video (it was even on AOL’s Welcome Screen this morning) is comedian Judson Laipply’s "The Evolution of Dance." There’s nothing revolutionary about Laipply’s faithful renditions of popular dances set to "Mr. Roboto," "Cant Touch This," and "Cotton Eye Joe," but strung together, he captures both the winning ridiculousness of modern boogie crazes, and that certain brand of feel-good nostalgia that’s usually only experienced during really raucous wedding receptions. I’m not sure if the six-minute clip will land Laipply a much-deserved guest spot on a Dancing With the Stars results show, or maybe a job as choreographer for Taylor Hicks’ inevitable concert tour, but I hope something positive comes out of his reminder that it’s never too early in the day to… get out your seat and jump around! (Jump around!)

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  • Alex

    Wow, Slezak, you are behind the times — that video’s been making the rounds for at least a couple of months.

  • Bren

    And have you heard about this new summer movie that’s making a lot of buzz on the Internet, this Snakes On a Plane? Oh, and Mandisa got voted off American Idol!

  • Sarah

    I have seen that, its funny!!

  • Jeremy

    HAHAHA I love this!!! I can’t lie. I did miss seeing the Electric Slide from his line-up. Although, I can go to any straight bar in Texas on a Saturday night and see it…so I guess I’m not THAT sad.

  • Miles

    this is old news… I think it’s okay, I think six minutes is too long and makes the joke run thin, but it is cute… should slim it down and combine dances, to make it move faster…

  • Big Ben

    Holy Crap, is this old news. You really should pull this posting down. It destroys your credibility as a pop culture watchdog. This thing even pre-dates the Bus Uncle video.

  • starstattoo

    He should have vogued.

  • sal

    I agree that this is old news. Kinda takes away ol’ E-Dub’s cred in breaking hot stories.

  • Dan Daoust

    Uh, Michael? You might want to take a look at this article in which that underground phenomenon going by the name “cnn.com” writes about this guy: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/06/06/internet.dancer.ap/index.html
    And then you might want to exit your cave.

  • xtina

    yeah, that one’s old, and not nearly as funny as this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFfPyEMRpk&search=mother%27s%20Day

  • Bloggo The Magnificent

    Yes indeed, your popwatch credibility has been shattered. My very uncool, unhip sister-in-law sent this to me about a month ago. Still kinda funny, but this is now the pashmina of videos.

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