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Let's Have a High School Dance Party

By Courtney Enlow | Miscellaneous | May 2, 2013 | Comments ()


I don't know about you, but my week has been riddled with moments of pure "GUH, EVERYTHING IS STUPID AND TERRIBLE." You ever have those weeks where everything is all wrong and you are desperately near slapping someone and if work had a face you'd punch it and you just want to...DANCE?

Of course you have. So. LET'S DANCE.


















And, on the realz, this is my favorite dance scene in the history of movies.

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  • Next time someone asks me to dance in public, I'm going to bust out the Carlton dance:

  • e jerry powell

    In fact, I was just thinking horrible thoughts of Elizabeth Berkley.

  • MyySharona

    This entire post makes me happy and yes! my day is now much better and brighter!

  • alwaysanswerb

    Remember when Glee was funny?


  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I thought I was the only person with ridiculously fond memories of Once Bitten. Huzzah, I am not a complete freaking weirdo!

  • $27019454

    Well...not for THIS reason, anyway.

  • mairimba

    I had the HOTS so bad for Jim Carrey in Once Bitten.

  • pissant

    Too soon on the Heath Ledger, man. For the rest of my life...too soon, man.

  • $27019454

    HOW fantastic is that Napoleon Dynamite dance? He completely commits to that dance. he holds nothing back and I'll always love him for that. Plus, he was a great Howard Stern interview.

    Also, the 80s bighuge pants: HOW did anyone get laid in those days? Those pants (some random from a high school TV show sorry don't know who he is) render him sexless and clownish. And stoopid.

    One more: Talented as he is, Kevin Bacon is borderline-scary- looking. Nostrils of Death!! Don't look, or they'll SUCK YOU IN!!!

  • e jerry powell

    When his nostrils flare in Animal House...

  • $27019454

    That's it: My kids get to see 16 Candles this weekend.Reason #327,289 why I love having kids.

  • My husband was watching 16 Candles when I got home last night. It was on AMC. Immediately thought of this.

  • I swear, 90% of my reason to have a kid was to raise her on 16 Candles like my mom did me.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    No high school dance (because fuck them), and because truly manly men do not dance:


  • By the way, how gorgeous was Heath Ledger? And Judd Nelson, for that matter. (I had the biggest crush on Bender. I still kind of do.)

  • TheOriginalMRod

    The 80's were really hard on dance moves... yikes!

    Those weren't the days.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I'll be in the parking lot with a six pack of Natty Light if you need me.

  • e jerry powell

    Throw in some menthol cigarettes, and we're good to go.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I'll get my Blaupunkt car stereo and MTX speakers out of storage. Time to bust out the mix tapes.

  • e jerry powell

    Oh my GOD! That is so totally awesome! I have Vanity 6! We can totally do "If a Girl Answers!"

    (No lie. We totally did that song at the back of the chartered buses, like, EVERY TRIP to San Antonio during high school.)

  • Courtney, you included Once Bitten, and for that we must now wed.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    seriously, the best one ever to end with.

    Though seeing Slater do the Roger Rabbit improves a day.

  • jthomas666

    It is a monumentally ridiculous movie, yet between Carrey, Hutton, and the insanely hot Karen Kopins, I watch every time.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    If you love Hutton, you simply *must* watch Zorro, the Gay Blade. I can't love that movie more.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    I know it's not a high school dance, but...well...


  • This is the best gif ever. I could seriously watch this all day.

  • Ted Zancha

    This and Sam Rockwell dancing should never be excluded from a dance GIF collection, regardless of purpose or intention.

  • Tinkerville

    For your consideration..

    Edit: Dammit gifs, why you no work? Oh well. Be rolling with the homies in spirit.

  • Needs more African Anteater Ritual.

  • You are 100% correct. Rectifying at once.

    "That ain't Dick Clark!"

  • Melina

    and...that's MY go to dance. Or should I not readily admit that?

  • Maguita NYC

    How about Elaine's crazy spasmatic dancing? And hang in there Court, the week is almost over (you're not alone, I'm feeling a bit stabby myself as are most of my colleagues. Something in the air maybe, or is it full moon?).


  • TheOriginalMRod

    That is like watching my sister dance... dude... it is bad...

  • Maguita NYC

    I sympathize. My little brother throws himself all over the dance floor "trash-dancing" no matter where we are: Club or wedding.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's like a full body dry heave set to music.

  • DeltaJuliet

    Sweet fancy Moses

  • Parker Jammstein

    The two gifs of the Geek are me at every dance party I go to.

    I'm 23.

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