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Everything old is new again, if you wait long enough, and we're talking about dance videos.

filed under , 2 March 2013, 20:23 by

So the Simpsons are showing up late to a trend, attempting to seem still-culturally-relevant in an age of viral video, near-simultaneous reblogging and linkbait, and a perpetually hip weberatti that’s much too hip to keep up with a show that’s only on broadcast television and only updates once a week:

Seen in that light, this could be called lame (has been called out as such in many corners online)

Ah.

But note Bart.

In his Bart-Man costume.
Doing the Bart-Man.

Viral video. Dance crazes. Taking over the broadcast platform.

Oh my yes, the “Homer Shake” is a blatant ripoff in a play for continued cultural relevancy — but who, exactly, is ripping off whom?



Comment

  1. Watch that Bart-Man clip to the end.

    “Directed by Brad Bird”

    …thank you, I rest my case.

    Comment by Matt Blind — 2 March 2013, 20:40 #

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