Sometimes, amazing combinations are made from melding two things you love. Like, say, alcohol and cake: Rum cake! Or ice cream and tears: Friday night! Other times, however, wonderful things can come from combining something truly amazing -- like twerking -- and something utterly horrifying -- like puppets.
Yup! Welcome to the wonderful world of twerking puppets.
We'll begin our journey in Angola, where a puppeteer shows off his puppet's sweet dance moves, made all the more appealing (?) because the puppet bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Kim Jong-Il. The uploader was kind enough to link to the songs used in the video, so you can practice along at home! (Puto Português ((Scandalous!!!)) - Ta sair male, Propria Lixa - Sabalo, and Perola - Omboio)
Have a look.
Next, let's travel north in Africa to check out this Congolese puppet (as per the video's intro -- although the video's uploader describes this as a "Haitian puppet dance very funny," and the comments go back and forth on whether or not the video takes place in Haiti). Settle back and watch this puppet in track pants dance to Ivorian band Magic System's song Premier Gaou.
Do check it out.
This quite swankily-dressed puppet from the Dominican Republic dances to "El Teke Teke," much to the apparent confusion of the cute little kid watching from the crowd. Nice moves, sweet threads.
Watch him doing his thing over here.
Cap It Off
This little guy likes dancing to Sean Paul "sin freno'" -- without brakes. And he can get low like none other. Is it ok to be jealous of a puppet's moves? No? Oh. Ok. Was asking for you, not for me. Judgy.
Check him out here so you can practice his moves alone in your room after your Friday night ice cream binge.
Over in Johannesburg, South Africa, this puppet duo have put on their Sunday best to twerk. Stars: They really are just like us.
Watch 'em do their thing over here.
Seeing people of all races and and ages and demographics and sizes doing happy things and dancing to the same song really struck a chord with everyone, so much so that the song has been viewed more than 187 million times on YouTube.