Extended Interview - Evolution of Dance Guy's Web Dance-Off

  • Season 3
  • 02/08/2011
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Judson Laipply wishes evolution would go faster so he could add more stuff to his dance routine. (6:10)

>> HOW YOU DOING, JUDSON?

>> GOOD, NICE TO MEET YOU.

>> NICE TO MEET YOU.

OH, HO!

IT'S GONNA BE A GOOD DAY.

VERY SELDOM AM I NOT THE GAYEST

DRESSED ONE ON A SHOW, BUT

RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE GIVING ME

A STRONG RUN.

>> YEAH, IT WAS MY FLASH DANCE.

>> WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

>> I LIVE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.

>> WHEN WAS THAT VIDEO

PUT ONLINE?

>> 2006.

>> AND HOW QUICKLY DID IT BECOME

SUCH A HUGE MONSTER?

>> ABOUT FIVE WEEKS BEFORE

SOMETHING ACTUALLY HAPPENED,

AND I WAS KIND OF LIKE, "WHAT

THE HELL IS GOING ON?"

>> WERE YOU BLOWN AWAY?

>> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I MEAN, AT THAT POINT IN TIME,

VIRAL VIDEOS DIDN'T REALLY EVEN

EXIST YET.

>> HOW MANY VIEWS DOES IT HAVE

CURRENTLY?

>> 158 MILLION.

>> HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

DOES THAT TRANSLATE INTO?

>> ZERO.

[both laugh]

>> BUT YOU'VE DEFINITELY MADE,

LIKE--

>> INDIRECTLY, YEAH, BUT

NOT DIRECTLY.

>> HOW COME?

>> 'CAUSE ALL THE SONGS ARE--

THEY'RE ALL COPYRIGHTED.

>> WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

>> I'M A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER,

ACTUALLY.

>> REALLY?

>> [laughs]

>> DON'T PEOPLE JUST SAY,

"GET TO THE DANCING?"

>> SOMETIMES, BUT A LOT OF

TIMES, THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT

IT'S ME.

ACTUALLY IN THE VIDEO, IT'S

REALLY GRAINY, AND THERE'S

ALMOST A WASH-OUT FROM

THE SPOTLIGHT, SO FORTUNATELY,

I DON'T GET RECOGNIZED.

>> WHY FORTUNATELY?

>> 'CAUSE I THINK THAT WOULD BE

A REAL--A REAL, REAL PAIN

IN THE ASS IF EVERY TIME I WENT

SOMEWHERE, "DUDE, DO THE DANCE

FOR ME.

DUDE, DANCE.

DANCE, MONKEY BOY, DANCE."

>> OH, I MEAN, THAT'S

THE ONLY REASON I GOT INTO

SHOW BUSINESS.

I WALK AROUND, AND IT'S LIKE,

"HUH?

ANYBODY RECOGNIZE ME?

NO?"

HAVE YOU WATCHED

PEOPLE'S PARODIES?

>> I HAVE.

I'VE WATCHED SOME OF THEM.

>> ANY GOOD?

>> THERE WAS ONE WOMAN.

SHE WAS A PUPPETEERING STUDENT.

>> SURE.

>> AND HER WHOLE LAST PROJECT

WAS THE WHOLE EVOLUTION

OF DANCE.

SHE DID--SHE HAD A PUPPET MIMIC

THE ENTIRE THING.

>> HOW ARE THE BLACKS?

I ASSUME THEY'RE PROBABLY

A LOT--REALLY TALENTED.

>> YEAH, THEY MAKE IT LOOK

MUCH BETTER THAN I DO.

>> DO THEY?

>> YEAH.

>> AND YOU WENT TUCKED IN.

>> YEAH.

>> DO YOU TUCK IN YOUR

T-SHIRTS ALWAYS?

>> NO.

I WAS DOING THAT 'CAUSE YOU CAN

SEE A LOT MORE HIP MOVEMENT

WHEN, YOU KNOW, IT'S TUCKED IN.

>> SEE?

>> [chuckles]

>> IT'S GOOD TO KNOW

THESE THINGS.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF

A GOOD DANCER?

>> NO, I WOULDN'T CONSIDER

MYSELF A GOOD DANCER.

>> WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DANCE

MOVE TO DO?

>> IT'S EITHER THE BRADY BUNCH

OR THE APACHE JUMP ON IT.

>> [laughs]

>> MOSTLY JUST 'CAUSE OF

THE AUDIENCE REACTION WHEN

I DO IT.

>> SO HOW LONG IS YOUR SHOW?

>> THE AVERAGE IS RIGHT AROUND

AN HOUR, 60 MINUTES.

>> DO YOU EVER NOT DO

THE DANCE PORTION?

>> NAH, NOT ANYMORE.

>> DOES THAT SCARE YOU?

>> NOT SCARE ME, BUT I KNOW

THAT IT'S GONNA BE LIMITED.

I MEAN, I'M NOT GONNA BE

40 YEARS OLD STILL DOING

THE EVOLUTION OF DANCE.

>> I-I-I BEG TO DIFFER.

>> [laughs]

I DON'T KNOW IF I PHYSICALLY

WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT.

>> I'M GLAD YOU SAID THAT,

BECAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU'LL BE

DOING THAT AT 40.

>> [laughs]

>> IN YOUR INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH,

WHAT'S THE FOCUS OF IT?

>> ALL ABOUT CHANGE, SO LETTING

GO OF THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL

AND THEN USING YOUR POWER OF

CHOICE TO CONTROL THE THINGS

THAT YOU CAN.

>> THIS IS WHAT I TELL

YOUNG PEOPLE.

TELL ME IF THIS COULD WORK IN

YOUR INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH.

DON'T SIT OUT THERE AND DREAM

THAT THIS--LIKE, MY LIFE COULD

HAPPEN FOR YOU, BECAUSE

IT CAN'T.

LIKE, I HAVE A GIFT FROM GOD,

AND I'M EXTREMELY LUCKY

ON TOP OF IT.

LIKE, THERE'S A COMBINATION

OF GIFT FROM GOD...

>> YEAH, THERE IS.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE

AN AMAZING TALENT.

>> [laughing] IT IS REMARKABLE.

DO YOU WISH EVOLUTION WOULD GO

FASTER SO THAT YOU COULD ADD

MORE MATERIAL TO YOUR

DANCING BIT?

>> YEAH, THERE'S NOT NEARLY AS

MANY GOOD STUFF AS THERE USED

TO BE.

I KEEP IT UPDATED.

I KEEP IT UPDATED AS IT GOES

THROUGH, BUT IN THE LAST FIVE

YEARS, THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN

ABOUT NINE SONGS THAT HAVE

REALLY MADE--

>> SO EVERY YEAR, YOU--HOW MANY

SONGS DO YOU ADD A YEAR?

>> USUALLY MAYBE TWO OR THREE

AT THE MOST MAKE IT.

>> DON'T OVEREXTEND YOURSELF.

>> YEAH, NO.

WELL, THE PROBLEM IS, IT'S

GOT TO BE SOMETHING THAT

EVERYBODY RECOGNIZES.

>> THE DICK SLANG, HAVE YOU

ADDED THAT ONE YET?

>> I DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT ONE.

WHAT'S THAT ONE?

>> IT'S BASICALLY--YOU WEAR

BAGGY CLOTHES, AND THEN YOU SHOW

YOUR JUNK WIGGLING.

WHAT'S THE FIRST DANCE?

>> HOUND DOG, ELVIS PRESLEY.

>> SO IT'S BASICALLY FROM ROCK

AND ROLL FORWARD.

>> LIKE, FROM THE '50s ON.

>> WERE THERE ANY GOOD DANCES

BEFORE THE '50s?

>> LIKE, PART OF THE REASON

THAT EACH DANCE MADE IT INTO

THE PIECE WAS, IT WAS BOTH

A SONG AND A DANCE TOGETHER.

LIKE, IT WASN'T JUST A SONG,

AND IT WASN'T JUST A DANCE.

BUT BEFORE THE '50s, THERE

REALLY WAS NEVER A DANCE THAT

WENT SPECIFICALLY WITH A SONG.

>> YOU SHOULD TRY TO DO ONE

FROM 1420 TO 1480 AND JUST FOCUS

ON THAT TIME PERIOD.

I'M TELLING YOU.

THE KIDS WILL WANT TO SEE IT.

THE KIDS WILL WANT TO SEE IT.

"WHAT'S HE DOING NOW?"

"HE'S SHIVERING."

YOU KNOW DANCING IS GAY, RIGHT?

>> YES.

NO, NOT REALLY.

>> KIND OF.

IT IS WEIRD TO BE LIKE,

"OH, I WANT TO GO DANCING."

>> YEAH, IT MIGHT SEEM THAT WAY.

>> I MEAN, IT'S OKAY THAT

IT'S GAY.

IT'S JUST REALLY GAY.

I'VE NEVER WANTED TO DANCE

SO BADLY IN MY LIFE.

DOES ANYBODY EVER MESS UP YOUR

MUSIC QUEUE?

>> OH, YEAH.

>> DO YOU START SWEARING AND

LOSING YOUR MIND?

>> [laughing] NO.

I HAVE A COUPLE JOKES, LIKE,

THAT I KEEP IN MY BACK POCKET.

I'M A BIG FAN OF, LIKE,

COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DUMB

JOKES, SO ONES THAT I CAN JUST

SCREAM OUT.

>> YOU AND ME BOTH.

>> YEAH.

>> HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DOING

THE DANCE VIDEO AND PEOPLE

AREN'T ENJOYING IT, AND YOU'RE

LIKE, "OH, THERE'S FIVE AND HALF

MORE MINUTES OF THIS"?

>> NO, LUCKILY I HAVEN'T

HAD THAT.

I MEAN, I'VE HAD THE OPPOSITE,

WHERE I'VE SUCKED FOR 40

MINUTES AND THEN GOT TO

THE DANCE, AND THEN THEY'RE

LIKE, "OH, THAT WAS PRETTY

GOOD," SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE

THAT--YOU KNOW,

THAT ONE LITTLE THING

IN THE BACK POCKET.

>> YOU'VE PLAYED TO SOME

SAFE AUDIENCES.

>> YEAH.

>> WE NEED TO HAVE YOU DO THAT

BIT IN, LIKE, A PRISON.

>> THAT MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARY.

I DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE

SOME PLEXIGLAS IN FRONT OF ME

SO THEY COULDN'T GET AT ME.

>> WHAT ABOUT, LIKE, SOME, LIKE,

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY ROOM IN

HOLLYWOOD, WHERE PEOPLE THINK

THEY'RE COOLER THAN SHIT?

>> YEAH, THAT MIGHT NOT WORK OUT

SO WELL.

>> I BET YOU'D STILL KILL.

I BET THEY'D BE LIKE--

THEY'D BE LIKE, "GOD DAMN IT,

THIS IS GOOD."

>> [laughs]

>> HAS ANYBODY EVER CHALLENGED

YOU TO A DANCE OFF?

>> NO, I HAVEN'T BEEN CHALLENGED

AT ALL YET.

>> WELL, THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY,

BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED

TO BE ON DANCING WITH

THE INTERNET STARS.

>> [exhales sharply]

I'M NOT--I'M NOT REAL SURE IF

I'M READY FOR THAT YET.

>> WE'VE GOT ABOUT 30 MINUTES

TO PRACTICE.

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