Alfonso Ribeiro's still got it.
Sixteen years after the conclusion of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and the 40-year-old actor can do the "Carlton" dance, named after his Carlton Banks character on the show, like it's still 1992.
In Los Angeles over the weekend, Ribeiro led what he called on Twitter "the world's largest simultaneous flash mob" as a promotion for fitness company ViSalus' Body by Vi program. He kicked off the dance routine with a little Carlton arm-swinging, to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," of course.
This was followed by some choreography to Sugarhill Gang's "Apache (Jump On It)" that fans would remember seeing Ribeiro perform with his co-star Will Smith on the '90s sitcom.
Although Ribeiro was in L.A., he posted on his Twitter account that the same moves were being performed in over 300 cities on Saturday at the same time.
is unreal how close the look alike especially the backside
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I participated and it was a BLAST!!!!!
he is a DORK, still is a DORK, and anybody that does the carlton dance is a DORK!!
Sad, silly little person..it's called FUN – try some sourpuss.
This world is filled with some really unhappy people. Carlton is having fun!! We seem to forget what having fun is all about today? Watching this video actually put a smile to my face; made me think back of the good old days!!
For all the haters...get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is the point! NERD POWER!!
LOVE IT!!! great feel good story.
Everyone on this blog that's hating....GET A LIFE!! Bcz nobody knows your name & who you are! BUT, we do know Carlton and they are out there having fun, while you're on here being small & JEALOUS!!! ~Loved this flash mob! ...Way to go, Carlton!
I agree, anyone that grew up in the 80's and 90's thinks this was cool as hell! Jealousy ruins people because they live through others people lives and choose to hate on someone that has lived...
I be a lez-bo and I be a freak! I pump dem rumps with my strap-on stump. My name be essie and I luv to play...just chow my box and u here to stay!!
all the cool kids will be doing this at prom
Looks like a whole lot of fun.
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When Carlton and Will did the 'Carlton Dance' 2gether on the final episode I almost cried. That's when I knew the show was done 4 good. Normally,Will always looked @ Carlton like he was crazy. But not only did he do the dance with Carlton he sang the lyrics to the song.
That was fantabulous...
Ran my wife out of the room with that one. You mean it was that easy? Shoulda done the Carlton years ago :-)
Doin the Carlton in my boxers to the video. Uh-huh. Git down with your bad self. Love it
Go Webster. Go Webster. It's ya birthday. It's ya birthday.
00:46 "GIRL GET OUT OF HERE"...this is such a STAGED thing......a tool marketing stunt......Hey Carlton, get a life ! ! !
Hey Mongo, Carlton's got a life. Why don't you try getting one instead of sitting behind your computer whining and hating!
Loved it! It's hard to believe so much time has passed since Fresh Prince was still Fresh.
Thats not unusual
Really cool! Looks like a lot of fun!!!
That was Urkel from Family Matters who used to say that.
It's a shame to see an actor break character for a gimicky sales pitch. Would it have been so damn hard to dress as Carlton Banks, and make the performance infinitly better?
Very cool !!!!
Fun, but– City Walk is not in Hollywood
Cool preformance for free. Always got a kick out of watching Alfonso Riberio dance to Tom Jones.
Tom Jones is the man.
Its supposed to be staged genius!
Its not like he has a career or job to go to...
Seriously? Are you a complete idiot?
Love flash mobs, but this wasn't really a flash mob (and world's largest simultaneous flash mob? huh?). You can't put a bunch of coordinated dancers in a completely vacant open space with no one around and call it a flash mob. Flash mobs are built around spontaneity.
Are you kidding me with your response? Are you able to just watch something and enjoy it?
"Worlds Largest" is in reference to the 300 cities across the US and Canada that did the exact same performance at the exact same time.
The LA performance above had several hundred people, as did each major city in the USA, along with smaller performances in more rural areas.
The dancing was synchronized and came off flawlessly, and did set a new record as the "Worlds Largest Simultaneous Flashmob"
The first flash mobs were all professional dancers doing commercials like this.
Coordinated dancers NOT...did you see the two women in front with the ads on their shirts? They didn't even know how to do the dances properly. Alfonso you coulda called ME I know how to do both The Carlton AND the Apache dance properly!!!
LOVE IT!!! I loved Carlton. This was such a fun clip. Brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks for the laugh Alfonso aka Carlton Banks :) You've made my day!!!!
lol.. "flash Mob" or a freaking Ad Campaign?! done to suport some new fitness place.. freaking weak
Made me smile. Thanks.
this made me happy
Aren't flash mobs suppost to occur around people that are not involved in the mob? There were only a few people not in the mob. Less of a flash mob more of just a choreographed dance.
This guy gets it. The fact that it's a marketing stunt for an MLM makes it even stupider.
Omggggg- I must be a HATERRRRRRR!
Way to go Carlton.
'The Carlton' will live on forever!
Go Carlton GO GO GO!
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