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Sunday, January 17, 2010

But I Hate to Tap...

Earlier this week, in one of her fitness updates, Apryl (Women Love Sports) posted a little video called, "I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap." Now, vigorous dancing is a good form of aerobic exercise (aerobics are coming up later this month, so hang in there!), but tap is so old school!

Besides, right now I'm talking about strength building. There are certainly forms of dance that focus on muscle fitness, such as belly dancing. (There's a whole show devoted to it on FitTV.) Hip hop is also great for muscle conditioning, but the royalty of fitness dancing has got to be the Latin rhythms.

When I went searching for something fun for today I thought, "What dance might everybody know?" The Macarena, of course! But I didn't go for the Los del Rio version, oh no. You all know I'm an animation nut, so I went to the show I think may be the greatest cartoon ever made... Animaniacs! It's perhaps best known for spawning Pinky and the Brain, but Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner lampooned everything from Fellini films to Abbott and Costello routines.

So, without further ado, I present Yakko, Wakko, Dot, her background singers Minerva Mink and Dr. Scratchensniff's nurse, and all their Animaniac friends as they perform their music video "Macadamia Nut." (And yeah, that security guard at the beginning, he really needs a workout...)

(And if you've never seen Animaniacs before, then you're in luck; you can watch the classic short Star Truck right here. As Wakko would say, "Live long and perspire!")

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Animation is awesome.

    The tap video cracked me up. I couldn't help but post it!