This crazy viral ‘Wednesday’ dance is taking over TikTok
Need new dance moves? look WednesdayTim Burton’s new Addams Family spin-off, and take notes.
In episode 4 of Netflix monster hit, Wednesday Addams shows off some iconic moves during a dance at Nevermore Academy, the school for outcasts where she deals with being sarcastic and trying to stop a beast during a killing spree. And the internet took notice of his movements.
People all over TikTok are doing their own versions of the goofy dance, which involves throwing their heads back, gazing up at the sky with wide staring eyes, and swinging their arms side to side and up high. down like a crank robot.
It’s part Argentine tango, part spooky shimmy, and part C-3PO trying to go wild.
“Now is the time I’ll be dancing at every party from now on,” wrote a TikTok user whose version of the signature dance has garnered over 72 million views. Dressed in black, as Wednesday Addams always is, the TikTok’er looks remarkably similar to Jenna Ortega, who plays the Netflix show’s moody lead character and choreographed the dance in real life.
Ortega’s moves clearly pay homage to other classic Addams Family moments, like when the original Wednesday teaches Lurch how to dance in the macabre ’60s sitcom and another where matriarch Morticia Addams cuts the rug stiffly. in the 1991 film The Addams Family.
This is how I’m gonna dance at every party from now on #wednesday #wednesdayaddams
♬ original sound – main account has been banned
@entertainmenttonight There’s something about Wednesday’s iconic dance scene…we just can’t put our *finger* on it. #wednesdaydance#wednesday#addamsfamily#fyp♬ original sound – 𓆩A𓆪 – Aria
In Netflix’s dark comedy, Ortega dances to The Cramps’ 1981 song Goo Goo Muck, but many on TikTok go with Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary (“I’ll dance dance dance with my hands hands hands”). The lyrics match the dance’s stylized hand movements and nod to Wednesday’s trusty pal, Thing, a disembodied hand that’s also been a guest at a number of Tik Tok dances. Gaga herself has even followed the trend.
Enjoy these renditions of Wednesday’s dance, including one performed on ice skates and one in the style of a classical Indian dance, then go practice your own moves with a TikTok tutorial, including one by a dancer professional. As my CNET colleague Joan E. Solsman reports, Wednesday is Netflix’s fifth most-watched show, in any language. Expect to see plenty of Wednesday Addams cosplay and ghoulish twists in the days and months to come.
@itsjuli4_ say hello to my original sound #wednesdayaddams♬ – main account has been banned
@happykelli Little touch at the end. #wednesdayaddams#dance#results♬ original sound – main account has been banned
@blkcandy i think i just did something #wednesday#wednsdayaddams#dancewithmyhands♬ original sound – main account got banned
@shanooski @Netflix need extras?? #wednesday, #wednesdayaddams, #wednesdaydance, #figureskating, #jennaortega, #bloodymary, #googoomuck, #netflix♬ Originalton – FrAnKo G
@ittakestwo84 @Jenna Ortega did so well on Wednesday and we know we couldn’t keep up but we had to try it • #fyp#twins#duet#wildlingshoes#thepackwearswild#minimalshoes#dancechallenge#wednesdaydance ♬ original sound – Netflix
@raasibomma Wednesday dance but do it kuchipudi #wednesday#wednesdayaddams#kuchipudi#dance#netflix#desi#fyp#viral♬ original sound – main account has been banned
@teddywigga Risposta to @Kattt you asked me to post it in full, today is #Wednesday Always there to suffer Remember not to blink @Teddy Wigga #mercoledi# mercoledì#jennaortega#teddywigga#netflix#wednesdayaddams#wednesdaydance#googoomuck#wednesdaychallenge @Netflix @Netflix Italia ♬ Goo Goo Muck – The Cramps
@selinred En basit haliyle gösterdim #wednesday#wednesdaydancetutorial#wednesdayaddams♬ original sound – main account has been banned
@re.cept How to dance like the Wednesday dance – Dance Meme Serie! You asked for @Jenna Ortega’s dance scene in Episode 4 of Wednesday, The Addams Family on @Netflix, I deliver! Which dance meme should be next? #comedy#dance#wednesdayaddams#addamsfamily♬ Goo Goo Muck – The Cramps
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