What DO News Reporters Do On Those Commercial Breaks? (VIDEO)
What do News reporters do during those commercial breaks? Fox 5 San Diego‘s Walter Morris shows us all the fun we’re missing when he turns on Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” and breaks out some seriously sick dance moves…Much to the amazement of the camera crew and passersby.
In the video footage, you can even see drivers in a white van and several cars pull over to watch. When Morris wraps it up and hears all the applause, he gracefully acknowledges it with a bow and a flourish. Meanwhile, you can hear folks from the camera crew exclaiming in surprise, “his dance moves are actually good. He can break it down.”
It goes to show that not all news anchors are staid and boring. A news anchor explains that — thanks to the sound guy, who’d turned the music on — the people back at the studio were able to hear the music and enjoy Morris’ impromptu performance as well.
“We weren’t even on air, we were looking down at our monitors on break, and we saw Walter [Morris] just getting down to that.”
She adds that Morris must really love his job.
“He’s so happy to be here that he dances like that!”
We’re not sure what’s more impressive: Morris’ dance moves or the fact that it’s the middle of summer in San Diego, Calif., he’s wearing a suit, and still isn’t even breaking a sweat!
Watch morris “Whip,” Watch Him “Nae Nae.”
In case you don’t follow the pop music scene, the Whip/Nae Nae is the latest dance craze. Chris DeVille from StereoGum explains that a formerly unknown Atlanta, Ga. rapper named Ricky Hawke uploaded “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to SoundCloud earlier this year, and it went viral. Now known as Silentó (DeVille thinks his real name would have been way cooler for a rapper), he’s skyrocketed to stardom.
He’s since experienced explosive viral popularity, been mimicked incessantly on user-generated video sites, signed to Capitol, danced with the cast of Black-ish at the BET Awards, sold nearly 900,000 MP3s, racked up 150 million on-demand streams, won the approval of NBA tastemaker Riley Curry, and watched himself Whip and Nae Nae all the way to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
As DeVille also astutely mentions that “Watch Me” isn’t exactly a new dance, it’s more like a “carefully curated timeline” of fly moves from various vines and set to music.
“Watch Me” is truly a dance craze for this age. Rather than introduce new movements of his own invention, Silentó combined a bunch of pre-existing maneuvers into a sort of greatest hits package, a carefully curated timeline of other people’s Vines set to Bolo Da Producer’s infectious bloops and bleeps. (For reference: The Whip, the Nae Nae, and the Stanky Legg.)
Photos: Fox 5 San Diego.
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