– George Fox CW50 Detroit Web Producer
For the last few months the Harlem Shake has been the rage for some and a minor annoyance to most. With the popularity of the Harlem Shake fading severely — there’s just enough room in our hearts for a good old flash mob. It’s a breath of fresh air in fact.
Back in November, cast and crew members of “The Big Bang Theory” participated in a flash mob set to a medley of Hip Hop and Pop songs including: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad” and Flo Rida’s “Low.”
In my opinion, Kunal Nayyar and Kaley Cuoco stole the show followed closely by Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik and Simon Helberg … and whoever the crew member is to the right of Cuoco.
There’s also plenty of awesomely bad “dad dancing” to be seen. Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki don’t appear to dance, but Parsons puts the exclamation point on the end of the routine with a dryly uttered “bazinga.”
The first flash mob I saw was the “Sound of Music at Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)” and I’m secure enough to admit that it made me tear up a little. Wow, that was life-affirming, I thought. 27 million views, four years and countless other flash mobs later, we have “The Big Bang Theory’s” flash mob. I’ve become jaded and it takes a pretty good video to bring a smile to my face or keep my attention for more than 5 seconds. This is worth it.
Watch encore episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” weekdays at 7 and 10 p.m. on CW50 and new episodes Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS 62.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.