Justin Timberlake Dances The Carlton Once Again, Bringing A Perfect Dose Of 'Fresh Prince' Nostalgia — VIDEO
When thinking of Justin Timberlake, plenty of titles come to mind. He'll always be the curly-haired guy from *NSYNC, but he's also become a super-dedicated father and solo artist. No matter where his career goes, his dance moves to "Bye Bye Bye" will forever be engrained in my memory. But JT took on another famous dance this weekend — the Carlton. Yup, I'm referencing The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air . On Saturday, Timberlake brought a major dose of nostalgia while at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament in California. According to Us Weekly, JT was even joined by actor Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton Banks himself.
The magical moment happened on the golf course, right in the middle of a game. And the best part? They absolutely nailed it. There wasn't even any music in the background, but they just grooved to the rhythm from their hearts. It's such an amazing moment that you'll probably feel like getting up and busting a move yourself. Come on, there's no way that you forgot that choreogaphy from the '90s! It's practically burned into the brain of any millennial.
Apparently this isn't the first time these two danced together. Last summer, Timberlake and Ribeiro performed the Carlton together at another golf tournament. Don't think that this makes the moment any less special, though. I'd be perfectly content if they did the dance 365 days a year.
Check out their flawless choreography below:
Like any Fresh Prince fan, you may be curious about the origins of the Carlton dance. Luckily, Ribeiro revealed the history in an interview with Variety last August. He said,
The Carlton Dance was created when it said in the script: "Carlton dances." It was never even intended to be funny; it was just that he was dancing... The dance is ultimately Courteney Cox in the Bruce Springsteen video "Dancing in the Dark"; that’s the basis. Or in Eddie Murphy’s "Delirious" video, "The White Man Dance" as he called it. And I said, "That is the corniest dance on the planet that I know of, so why don’t I do that?"
Fascinating, huh? Now if you'll excuse me, I plan to watch that video on repeat at least a dozen times today. Thank you JT and Ribeiro for this glorious gift!