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Ridgewood HS Wrestlers Perform "Harlem Shake"

Internet "dance" sensation has generated more than 175 million views.

Ridgewood wrestlers are getting down with the explosive internet dance phenomenon "The Harlem Shake."

On Feb. 14, around the height of the viral trend, YouTube user "Kyle Inlander" uploaded a version.

Inlander's 30-second video showcases Ridgewood High School wrestling team members pelvic thrusting, flailing, jumping, and shaking to electronic musician Baauer's hit song, "Harlem Shake."

It has received 5,460 views and contains all of the touchtones of the global internet meme. A masked dancer kicks off the intro. A quick jump cut follows with one camera angle to capture the "dancing" at the high school gymnasium.

The video is one of tens of thousands like it to be uploaded to YouTube in recent weeks. The staff of Anderson Cooper "horrified" the news anchor and daytime TV host with their rendition. Not wanting to feel left out, the Today Show anchors then proceeded to horrify the nation on Feb. 13.

Corporations, marketing pros, senior citizen groups, The Dallas Mavericks, and even a Norwegian army unit have also joined the e-fray of Shakers, making it a meme with no end in sight.

madmax February 21, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Must be a reaction to 1.) the decision to remove wrestling from the Olympics. 2.) a long season 3.) both. The guys on the walls are a nice touch.
jp1 February 21, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Why is we always want to lower ourselves?
RdgwdGRock February 21, 2013 at 03:52 PM
what's the point? bunch of grinding kids who want to be in a video? really? our tax dollars at work.
SusieHomeMaker February 21, 2013 at 03:59 PM
simulated sex ..... hmmmmm ~ thumbs down
Kim Bangash February 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Future shock? Or Present Shock? http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2013/02/18/the-present-shock-of-the-harlem-shake/
JAFO February 21, 2013 at 06:39 PM
No wonder there is so much divisiveness in this town. These kids are simply having some harmless fun by jumping on the internet meme bandwagon. Granted, it’s not my taste, but people really need to chill out.
madmax February 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Agree with JAFO. Wrestling is a tremendously demanding sport, both physically and mentally, and they're just having some harmless fun. On the plus side, they don't look like they've been spending too much time playing video games.
Dougy Bunza February 22, 2013 at 02:45 AM
i agree with JAFO and madmax i was in this video having fun it was great and ot was just fun its harmless
elknu nek February 22, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Tomorrows Generation?
madmax February 24, 2013 at 06:41 PM
According to the Record, the RHS Wrestling team won their District tournament yesterday. This is the first time in RHS Wrestling history they have won.

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