Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bust A Move

Thanks to Alison's comment, I decided I would go on a hunt for the history of the Cabbage Patch Dance.

The cabbage patch originated in 1987, all sources agree, but there is some dissent as to whether it was created by DrDre, or by Gucci Crew II. Either way, it was popularized in the 90s by the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, who used to do it as his famous touchdown dance (or whatever you call it-I'm not a sports fan).

In order to do the cabbage patch you put your arms out directly in front of you. Then you simultaneously rotate your arms in a horizontal circle. Make sure your hands are in fists. Also make sure you do this to the beat. That is VERY important. Otherwise you just look stupid. If you have mastered the arm movements, you may feel free to shake your legs in whatever way you see fit, although some people will say that it is best to simply move like you are walking, lifting each leg up as your arms come around.

The cabbage patch, done thusly, looks like this:
cabbage patch dance

Also, it has come to my attention that there may be some contention about how to do "the sprinkler". One one side we have those who say the sprinkler is done like so:



Obviously, hilariousness ensues. Alternately, you can do it this way (aptly accompanied here by the lawnmower dance):




Either way, you are able to bust out your bad (meaning good)90s dance move for the rhythmically impaired. Like me. Have Fun!!!

6 comments:

Becoming Me said...

Toooooo funny

Suzie said...

Thanks. Very use full info. Im set for any time shifts that may occur.

Erin said...

Ah, I love the sprinkler! Good times.

Wifey said...

Ha! You are too funny - smiles!

Person(Also Known As Mommy) said...

Just doing my best to keep the 'classics' alive! Very good times.

Person(Also Known As Mommy) said...

Just doing my best to keep the 'classics' alive! Very good times.