Sadly No Use of Muppets Anywhere
March 20, 2015 12:10 PM   Subscribe

Start your weekend right with this supercut of dance-scenes from 80+ different movies, from youtuber MsTabularasa and set to Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance."
posted by Navelgazer (46 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
John Travolta danced in a bunch of movies he was in.
posted by mgriffioen at 12:18 PM on March 20, 2015


Two thumbs up. Over each shoulder. Clap twice. Spin around and bow.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:21 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


It's almost like he's better at dancing than at acting.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:22 PM on March 20, 2015 [4 favorites]


That was fun, thank you. I liked how the clips were not simply stuck together but were curated and organized and even had a bit of a story to tell along with the lyrics. Enjoyed it a lot!
posted by hippybear at 12:30 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I really enjoyed it, too, The clips were thoughtfully chosen and artfully arranged. And it was for me, as you say, "fun".
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on March 20, 2015


Wow that was good! Lovingly curated and beautifully assembled, indeed. man i wish i could dance
posted by KathrynT at 12:40 PM on March 20, 2015


Wish there was a list of sources! I recognize a lot, but not all.
posted by curious nu at 12:48 PM on March 20, 2015


"This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds"

I don't know what SME is but they have blocked it in the UK.
posted by antiwiggle at 12:49 PM on March 20, 2015


man i wish i could dance

You can! (unless you have very specific mobility issues, I guess)
posted by curious nu at 12:49 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


Wish there was a list of sources! I recognize a lot, but not all.

First comment in the YouTube link!
posted by Navelgazer at 12:50 PM on March 20, 2015


Thank you indeed!
This was even more fun to play name the movie with than the beginnings and endings clip posted on here yesterday.

And curious nu, here's a list from one of the youtube comments:
0:04 Silver Linings Playbook
0:06 Reality Bites
0:08 Something Borrowed
0:12 Love Actually
0:15 Charlie's Angels
0:17 Dirty Dancing
0:20 Big
0:23 Reservoir Dogs
0:25 American Beauty
0:27 Happy Feet 2
0:29 13 going on 30
0:31 Slumdog Millionaire
0:33 Save the Last Dance
0:37 Alice in Wonderland
0:40 Kick-Ass
0:42 Pulp Fiction
0:44 (500) Days of Summer
0:46 Flashdance
0:48 This Is the End
0:51 Grease
0:53 Intouchables (French movie)
0:57 Tangled
1:00 The Replacements
1:02 Pride (UK movie)
1:05 Blue Valentine
1:07 The Wolf of Wall Street
1:10 Grind
1:11 Ted
1:13 Beetlejuice
1:14 American Pie
1:16 Blast from the Past
1:17 King of New York
1:19 Clerks II
1:21 The Mask
1:23 Mamma Mia!
1:25 New Year's Eve
1:27 The Proposal
1:29 American Pie: The Wedding
1:30 Footloose
1:32 Magic Mike
1:34 Get Smart
1:36 West Side Story
1:38 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1:39 Scary Movie
1:41 The 40 Year Old Virgin
1:44 Hitch
1:47 Risky Business
1:49 The Breakfast Club
1:53 Penguins of Madagascar
1:55 Mermaids
1:57 Nothing to Lose
2:01 Billy Elliot
2:04 Shall We Dance
2:06 Hairspray
2:08 Napoleon Dynamite
2:10 Puss in Boots
2:12 She's All That
2:14 The Heat
2:16 Rush Hour
2:19 West Side Story
2:21 A Night at the Roxbury
2:23 Burn after Reading
2:25 Step Up
2:27 Dirty Dancing
2:28 The Sound of Music
2:30 Silver Linings Playbook
2:32 The Ugly Truth
2:35 Scent of a Woman
2:38 Beauty and the Beast
2:40 Pretty in Pink
2:42 Grease
2:43 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2:45 Along came Polly
2:47 White Nights
2:49 Cry Baby
2:51 Tropic Thunder
2:53 The Blues Brothers
2:55 Mary Poppins
2:57 Footloose (2011)
2:59 Friends with Benefits
3:00 The Sweetest Thing
3:02 Coyote Ugly
3:04 Saturday Night Fever
3:06 Center Stage
3:08 Rock of Ages
3:10 Little Miss Sunshine
3:12 Disaster Movie
3:14 Bring it on´╗┐
posted by wyndham at 12:50 PM on March 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


There's a Bollywood version of this that's 3,249 hours long.
posted by GuyZero at 12:53 PM on March 20, 2015 [14 favorites]


You can! (unless you have very specific mobility issues, I guess)

OK that's true! I can and I do, and I love it though I do it clumsily and dorkily. What the specific wish is, when I unpack it, is "I wish I could dance as well as I sing." The problem is that I sing very, very well, and I'm dyspraxic, so that is unlikely to ever be true. But WHO CARES let's dance.
posted by KathrynT at 12:53 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Nollywood version would be great too I bet.
posted by wyndham at 12:53 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


"There's a list in the comments" also works.
posted by phaedon at 12:59 PM on March 20, 2015


I don't know what SME is but they have blocked it in the UK.

"So Much for Entertainment!"
posted by Celsius1414 at 1:05 PM on March 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


::shakes fist::

Darn it, I was slowly compiling a FPP on multi-fandom fanvids, inspired by this vid. ::slinks away abashed::
posted by suelac at 1:13 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


That was fantastic and delightful and I am fantastically delighted.

Also, I really like dancing movies, apparently, because I almost never recognize half the movies in these supercuts, and I think there were only about 7 I didn't recognize in this one.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:16 PM on March 20, 2015


You can!

Oh, if only that were true. I mean, sure, I can do something that an independent panel of observers would guess correctly was "dancing" some 55% of the time (other popular guesses: "needs to pee," "having a fit," "temper tantrum," "trying to scratch an itch without using his hands" etc.) but do something that feels like what I see when I see someone who can dance dancing? No. And I love dance. I subscribe to the ballet, to a modern-dance series, I love Bollywood films and Hollywood musicals etc. etc. etc. But dance myself? Sigh.

The 60s really ruined dancing for people like me. I think I could have learned formal dancing well enough to fake it (waltzes and fox trots etc.), but the whole "do your own thing, man, just move with the music" is like "just flap your arms and fly to the moon--so long as you believe you can do it you can't fail!" for me.

Anyway, I enjoyed the video, although it could have done with more pre-80s films.
posted by yoink at 1:20 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


suelac: do your post anyway! You can still include this one in the list, but expanding on this concept would make for an excellent longform FPP!
posted by hippybear at 1:20 PM on March 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


Agreed! I wanna see what you were putting together, suelac.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:21 PM on March 20, 2015


yoink: just say that you specialize in the Humpty Dance.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:22 PM on March 20, 2015


The 60s really ruined dancing for people like me. I think I could have learned formal dancing well enough to fake it

You may not be a fan of country music (or maybe you are, no judgement either way), but I will tell you that if you can find a CW bar that does line dancing, you will have more fun at a bar for an evening than you have possibly ever had. It's exactly what you are looking for -- formal repetitive moves with a group of people, and you don't have to do them super well, you just have to learn them and have fun doing them.
posted by hippybear at 1:23 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


Darn it, I was slowly compiling a FPP on multi-fandom fanvids, inspired by this vid. ::slinks away abashed::

Oh man, if you do, please let me know! I have also been thinking about an FPP on fanvids, particularly multifandom fanvids and/or gen fanvids. I really find them interesting in how they juxtapose video and music to say something that may or may not have anything to do with the original message of either. (There are a couple of fanvids of Nicki Minaj's and Kristin Stewart's work which keep making me think about the commentary of the authors on the career of those celebrities, for example...)

Also, guys, if you liked this one you may also like the somewhat older Safety Dance vid. (That site is down right now, but it should be up in a couple of hours.)
posted by sciatrix at 1:23 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


You may not be a fan of country music (or maybe you are, no judgement either way), but I will tell you that if you can find a CW bar that does line dancing, you will have more fun at a bar for an evening than you have possibly ever had.

I'm a fan of country music, though probably not of the variety that would get played in the kind of bar you describe. But I suspect that this is actually really good advice, regardless. Thanks.
posted by yoink at 1:25 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Sadly No Use of Muppets Anywhere" applies far too often in the course of human events.
posted by argonauta at 1:30 PM on March 20, 2015 [16 favorites]


*weeps that he has only one favorite to give argonauta*
posted by hippybear at 1:34 PM on March 20, 2015 [6 favorites]


Obama delivers State of the Union Address. Sadly no use of Muppets anywhere.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:38 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


Biden may be half Muppet.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:39 PM on March 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


I think I could have learned formal dancing well enough to fake it

I know how that goes. I have very little sense of rhythm and I could get through intermediate east coast swing and bare-bones lindy okay (although admittedly I get to be the follow; it is a little tougher on leads.) If I'm in one of those "do whatever" scenarios, though, I probably do look like a goofball, but oh well, so does nearly everyone else.
posted by tautological at 1:48 PM on March 20, 2015


Dancing only really looks "good" on film or on stage or what have you. It is a deeply, fundamentally goofy thing to do, no matter how good one is at it. Probably because it is one of the most fundamentally human things to do as well.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:52 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


They forgot Fish Tank.
posted by lagomorphius at 2:17 PM on March 20, 2015


sciatrix: "Darn it, I was slowly compiling a FPP on multi-fandom fanvids, inspired by this vid. ::slinks away abashed::

Oh man, if you do, please let me know! I have also been thinking about an FPP on fanvids, particularly multifandom fanvids and/or gen fanvids. I really find them interesting in how they juxtapose video and music to say something that may or may not have anything to do with the original message of either. (There are a couple of fanvids of Nicki Minaj's and Kristin Stewart's work which keep making me think about the commentary of the authors on the career of those celebrities, for example...)

Also, guys, if you liked this one you may also like the somewhat older Safety Dance vid. (That site is down right now, but it should be up in a couple of hours.)
"

Wasn't bad, but the song was a cover and the video was a little Depp-heavy for me, but otherwise, quite joyous like the main link. Cheers!
posted by Samizdata at 2:21 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Navelgazer: "Dancing only really looks "good" on film or on stage or what have you. It is a deeply, fundamentally goofy thing to do, no matter how good one is at it. Probably because it is one of the most fundamentally human things to do as well."

This is why I require gin and tonic in buckets before I dance. Lack of social consciousness, relaxation, AND the ability to ignore the condition of my joints.
posted by Samizdata at 2:23 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: This is why I require gin and tonic in buckets
posted by hippybear at 2:34 PM on March 20, 2015


re: youtube comments: I saw that first comment but somehow missed the "expand it" button, I figured it was just a comment that identified, you know, the first 5 seconds of it. ;p Usually the poster puts that in the info part of the video. Thanks for posting, regardless. =)
posted by curious nu at 2:36 PM on March 20, 2015


hippybear: "MetaFilter: This is why I require gin and tonic in buckets"

YAY! My very first suggested Metafilter tagline. I am SO happy! You like me, you REALLY REALLY LIKE ME!

[quietly sobs to himself]
posted by Samizdata at 2:51 PM on March 20, 2015 [4 favorites]


This made my day. Thank you!!
posted by The otter lady at 4:43 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


You may not be a fan of country music (or maybe you are, no judgement either way), but I will tell you that if you can find a CW bar that does line dancing, you will have more fun at a bar for an evening than you have possibly ever had. It's exactly what you are looking for -- formal repetitive moves with a group of people, and you don't have to do them super well, you just have to learn them and have fun doing them.

If you like folk music more than country music, another good option is finding a contra dance night somewhere in your area.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 5:38 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


CONTRA DANCE IS SO MUCH FUCKING FUN OMG!

It's a called dance, like square dancing, but the moves are much simpler, and the caller will walk the lines (contra dancing is danced in lines) through the moves of the dance before each set.

If you live in bigger metropolitan areas, you might also find gender-free contra dancing, where instead of male and female dancing parts they have "armband" and "bare-arm" parts, and anyone can dance as anything.
posted by hippybear at 7:18 PM on March 20, 2015


Also-- the smile this put on my face reminded me of something and I didn't remember what, until now-- but it's Where the Hell is Matt -- which I mention here for all you "I can't dance!!" people :) Dancing is silly, dancing is fun!
posted by The otter lady at 7:45 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yoink--I've also found that there seems to be a burgeoning swing scene in a lot of cities. They often offer lessons for cheap in an attempt to encourage more people to get involved with partnered dance and get used to the movement. There's a blues club near me that does the same thing--you pay $5 to get in, if you arrive early there's a free half hour lesson, and then you can dance as long as you want until the night ends at 2am. I go now and again and although I had never in my life danced before I went, just getting used to moving around and faking confidence--90% of dancing in my experience is fully committing to moving my whole body with itself--anyway, although I'd never danced before, I really felt like I improved a lot. And certainly no one in that scene was particularly judgemental, either. (Best of all, as with hippybear's it's a club that basically goes "anyone can be a leader, anyone can be a follower," and expects you to make your preference clear when you ask someone if they'd like to dance.)
posted by sciatrix at 7:51 PM on March 20, 2015


Thank you for posting that, The otter lady! I've been watching it and grinning this whole time, and it gave me an idea for another thing I'd like to share with you all....
posted by sciatrix at 7:56 PM on March 20, 2015


suelac's FPP
posted by hippybear at 11:03 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


I kind of was hoping to see Pee Wee Herman in there. Oh well
posted by aubilenon at 8:09 PM on March 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Contained way more Winona Ryder than I would have expected. Hunh.
posted by Mchelly at 5:12 AM on March 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


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