The Evolution of Dance is currently the most-viewed YouTube video ever. With millions of views, it’s gone beyond viral. It’s mainstream. But with fame and popularity, parody isn’t usually far behind. Several parody versions of The Evolution of Dance have appeared online. Here’s our favorite parody version performed by Optimus Prime from The Transformers called “The Evolution of Dance With Optimus Prime.”
The Evolution of Dance With Optimus Prime
Keep your eyes peeled for the subtle robotic crotch thrusts during YMCA. It might not be appropriate for younger Decepticons. Gotta love the ending. Optimus Prime doesn’t like the Macarena. He transforms and leaves the stage.
Surprisingly, “The Evolution of Dance With Optimus Prime” is not a clip from the popular stop-animation comedy show Robot Chicken. The guy who made it is named Patrick Boivin. Seth Green should give him a job.
The Evolution of Dance: Original Version
The original version of “Evolution of Dance” was created by a motivational speaker named Judson Laipply. In the video he dances to a soundtrack that plays through various popular songs ranging from Elvis Presley to MC Hammer and Michael Jackson.
As of February 2008, The Evolution of Dance has over 76 million views on YouTube. How much higher can it go?
UPDATE: “The Evolution of Dance” has almost 300 million views on YouTube (December 2016)