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What is the Harlem Shake?

I have seen it mentioned on the Internet and Adult Swim had a bump about it in which they said people were doing it on the Today Show - what is it? Please help.

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The latest idiotic dance, replacing Gangnam Style and the Macerena

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What is Gangnam Style?
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helixaqua
WHY WON'T IT END!! >8(
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I still prefer the Harlem Shuffle.
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Or the Twist
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helix... thats what i was gonna say lolol
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*Slams face on keyboard*
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Mavericker, please tell me that's a freaking joke
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Ghostbusters!!!!!
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Dude, that was so random...
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Yes, yes I am
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still perfer the dont-do-anything-but-tap-your-feet dance
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It's a type of dance.....

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X( .....hehehe
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It is a dance where one person starts off dancing and "nobody notices", and soon everybody joins in. They are sometimes very funny. They're all over YouTube! Search em up! (:

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If dhats What You Think!!!!!
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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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One person dances then poof* a bunch join in and dance around (if you want to call it dancing). Nothing special after the first 1000 videos made. Just a bunch people of acting goofy.

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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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It's an excuse for people who aren't usually weird as heck like me to be complete idiots for 30 seconds.

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Ha ha
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its were one person is dancing randomly and then everyone starts dancing randomly

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No Its Not..
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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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the Harlem Shake is this new dance based on the song by Baaur and what happens is the music starts and one person is dancing and then when the beat drops everyone joins in and starts dancing crazy!! its really fun. :) me and my friends made a video in band class.

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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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actually if you bother to research this a bit further, you will see that the name of the song used and the dance are not actually connected and that the history behind the dance moves is cultural and once you have learned THAT then it is not quite so funny

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Its a form of dance. It starts off with one person doing one repetition of a dance movement, everyone else going about their business ignoring them. The beat drops then they all start doing separate repetitions of different dance moves. You can see soldiers doing it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hpEnLtqUDg

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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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Gotcha, well this was what I understood to be an example of Harlem Shake. Good to know, thanks.
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Harlem shake is an idiotic dance

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I think its a crazy dance .

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Well pretty much to summarize...Its a particular dance that involves the flailing of arms and random shaking at the drop of the bass...one single person is dancing before the bass is dropped...pretty easy..no specific dance...very entertaining...just find it on YouTube!

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THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.
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its a song

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a dance that i love to do

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Seriously dude. Your just like me. I THINK I FOUND MY TWIN.....
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Its A Dance When You Just Let Your Shoudlers Loose!!!!!!!!!!! Search Em Up On YouTube

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I think it is the most SHUNNED video/song ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is SOOOOOOOOO catchy but it is EXTREMELY annoying!!

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Crazy dance :DD

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Hey. How are you?
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Hey!Fine,and you?
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I'm great!
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harlem shake is a dance that shows one person dancing then when the dubstep come in they all do random stuff

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It's a dance where one person starts dancing and everyone else joins in.

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ita werid fun thing that everyone doing EVERYONE DO THE HARLEM SHAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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a stipid dance that people do lol

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A dance I find it funny, look it up on youtube or get a ifunny app and search it.

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Harlem Shake is just a way of people who don't know how to dance to give them a chance and dance like they are having a seizure. thanks you very very very very much!

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It's a video craze on the internet where one person dances through the beginning, and after the part where the song says "We can do the Harlem Shake" Everyone dances crazy sometimes, and most often, in funny costumes. It's like a flash mob accept More hilarious.

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When one person in a crowd is dancing and others are calm and then out of nowhere people get up and dance all crazy.

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Well, it's just like a new hit that has spread throughout the world; Gangnam Style. :P

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Many people will tell you that it is a dance where one person starts dancing and nobody notices at first. THAT Harlem Shake is a knock off of the original Harlem Shake which is easiest to describe as a freestyle pop and lock where members of the dance group take turns showing their moves. Both can be fun, but the original deserves the name.

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Yeah I agree with everyone, ^^^ It's this new thing replacing Gangnam Style. Basically, It's a dance where one person starts dancing and then everyone notices and the next thing you know, they start dancing randomly. It's hilarious and it's all over on Youtube. :)

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Was a style of dancing, that was okay-ish in my opinion, then was reduced to people going crazy on a video, which I just don't get.

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It's a dance. One person starts dancing alone, then everyone joins in. You don't really "dance" though. It's more like shaking and acting like a complete idiot..

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he is a guy who dance in the back in the days/he tap dance.

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sum stupid but fun dance wer peeple wer costumes

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so who are u
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someone who cant spell as you can see *some *where(which is bad grammar it should be, in which)*wear god the simplified spelling act wasnt passed for a reason to prevent people like you from making america seem stupid
*spongebob lover what are you 6?
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dont be a smarta== i know HOW TO SPELL (and i said it was fun) don't act like you don't do/ say stupid things sometimes too.
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but what if i enjoy being a "smarta=="? im just saying after fourteen years of advancing my vocabulary to extreme hieghts in order to project my intelligence to the point where i dont enjoy saying one syllable words its incredibly annoying to see that this is considered "smart" on the internet if i would have written what you wrote on a third grade paper my teacher would have a nervous breakdown and as for the part about me doing and/ or saying stupid things there is a difference i accidently say/do stupid things and then immediatly revoke the statement while you do it on purpose for god knows what reason
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a weird fun dance that i saw at youtube

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An awesome "dance". the best version is the office one

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it's a dance and you dance crazy and random but i think that the harlem shake is better than ... gangnman style ;o

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A weird dance you do when you lose your mind. make sure to do it with Barack Obama

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Meh... I was just guessing
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a group of people get together while one dances, others stand still. Music changes and all of the sudden, everyone's dancing like crazy and it's really cool and fun. The music is traditionally about 1 minute long, tons of people make these videos with their friends!

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It's a meme, first off, a guy dances and everybody acts like he's not there, and after the music says "Do the Harlem Shake" then everybody goes wild.

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Basically a meme that involves dancing/craziness for humourous purposes. In the beginning of a (usually youtube) video, someone is typically just dancing. Then the beat drops and ordinarily more people appear. Most Harlem Shake videos include someone shirtless, someone wearing a mask, and someone humping a wall

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An excuse to go full-retard for 30 seconds...

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