Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams has taken over TikTok by storm. The micro-video platform’s latest dance trend is straight out of the Netflix hit series, ‘Wednesday’. And of course, celebrities and influencers from all around the world have jumped on this trend-wagon and grooved to the track with their own little twists.
Read to find out how a superbly choreographed scene inspired a TikTok trend called the Wednesday dance now.
What is the Wednesday dance
In the fourth episode of Netflix’s Wednesday, the titular character hits the dance floor at Nevermore Academy and showcases some weirdly spell-binding moves. Watch the dance in the clip below:
Dancing is one of my favorite things to do. Along with gravedigging, conducting autopsies, and glaring uncomfortably. pic.twitter.com/q5sHhp82Rr
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) November 25, 2022
- The dance is a mix of tossing back your head, flinging your arms up and down, moving sideways like a robot as if it’s trying to tango – all this while keeping a straight, unblinking face.
- Wednesday Addams dances to the 1981 song “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps. Jenna Ortega’s deadpan performance suits the tone and mood of this dance sequence almost perfectly and it makes sense why it has gone viral on TikTok.
This is how i’m gonna dance at every party from now on #wednesday #wednesdayaddams
Why is it popular
Even though the sequence is barely three minutes long, it has turned into the most iconic scene from the Addams family spinoff series thus far.
- Jenna Ortega has openly admitted that she’s not a trained dancer. For this reason, the Wednesday dance trend might feel more accessible to non-dancers on TikTok.
- The Wednesday dance trend has brought TikTok to a halt so late in the year. People are doing their own renditions of the spooky yet quirky dance.
Who did it on TikTok
Jenna Ortega and the makers of ‘Wednesday’ shall obviously lay claim to this trend. However, the dance routine’s popularity skyrocketed after TikTok users replaced the original soundtrack with Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary. And Lady Gaga herself has joined in on the trend.
BLOODY WEDNESDAY #fyp
- Pop artist Camila Cabelo has also posted her rendition of the Wednesday dance on TikTok.
today I hope you 1. dance. 2. vote for Morgan Myles to win the voice. @morganmyleslive
- Alongside popular celebrity covers, the Wednesday dance has also got refreshing changes that make it even more special – like an ice-skating dance, an Indian classical cover and high school group dances.
@Netflix need any extras?? #wednesday #wednesdayaddams #wednesdaydance #figureskating #jennaortega #bloodymary #googoomuck #netflix
Wednesday’s dance but make it ✨kuchipudi✨ #wednesday #wednesdayaddams #kuchipudi #dance #netflix #desi #fyp #viral
Wednesday on Netflix
Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ is the second-most watched English language show of all time on the online streaming giant. The series is a spin-off of the iconic Addams family cartoon characters.
- Tim Burton, known for visually staggering and offbeat films like Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland, has directed a few episodes of ‘Wednesday’ including the one that inspired the TikTok dance trend.
- The first season has eight episodes in total and has already been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.
Earlier, Jenna Ortega had controversially revealed that she filmed the now-viral dance scenes while waiting for her COVID-19 test results, which later turned out to be positive.
Although this sparked debate and outrage, TikTok seems to have comfortably forgotten about it and the platform has truly embraced this cultural trend. Have you done your version of the Wednesday dance on TikTok yet?
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