As you might know already, Baauer’s song “Harlem Shake” fueled an Internet meme last month, seeing hundreds of thousands of individuals posting YouTube videos of themselves doing random dances set to the song. It’s a cultural phenomenon for sure, but as the New York Times pointed out yesterday, the videos are not inspired by the actual Harlem shake, a dance that originated in New York City over 30 years ago. Now, the writers behind The Simpsons have picked up on meme as well. Check out “The Homer Shake” below, which sees a cast of characters from the show doing random dances set to a parody of the song. (Spoiler alert: still no actual Harlem shaking to be found.)
And in case you missed it on Videogum last month, also check out a video of Harlem residents responding to “Harlem Shake” videos.