Moonwalk the dog. Watch as a Doberman dances to Billie Jean
Michael Jackson is responsible for some of the biggest hits of our generation. His legendary album Thriller ranks highly in the best and most successful albums of all time over and over again. Michael's impressive vocal range and amazing dancing ability also helped make his performances absolutely spellbinding. His unique dance steps, which he insisted were simply the dance translation of his lyrics, were electrifying.
These dance steps provided another type of unintended entertainment, though. Guests at weddings and nights out get to laugh at drunken friends and family members who insist they can moonwalk like the ghost of Michael himself. Needless to say, they can't! Maybe they lack Michael's skill, or maybe they need to drop on all fours. A video has gone viral showing a Doberman dancing his paws off to Billie Jean and imitating the King of Pop perfectly.
When the video begins, the Doberman, whose name we sadly don't know, is staring at the tv as Michael performs. As Michael performs lightning-fast spins, the dog does his own version, the skill isn't the same, but it doesn't lack enthusiasm! The next step is the moonwalk, and our canine star clearly walks backwards, trying to imitate the move. It's so endearing you just have to laugh. He is obviously a great mimic as he even flicks his front paw out when Michael does his kicks.
In the second half of the video, our star rises all the way onto his back legs pauses as Michael sways with the music. Then, after one more spin, the Doberman spends the last few minutes of the performance practising his moonwalk over and over again until it's perfect. It's such a cute routine, and this wonderful doggy seems to be having a whale of a time.
Perhaps that's why this video has received 123 million views on TikTok and 9.2 million likes on the Hilarious Ted Facebook page. Let's hope that our doggy star's human uploads more videos so we get to see many more of its moves. Until then, we'll just have to be happy with this one. Maybe with practise, we can all moonwalk that way.