The whole Peanuts gang has done it. The Super Mario Bros. have, too. So have “Star Wars” characters, a banana, President Obama, SeaWorld trainers, skydivers, and even grandma. It appears that the “Harlem Shake” is the viral trend we just can’t, well, shake. But if you’re of the persuasion that the 30-second video meme surpassed its 15 minutes of online fame about 15 minutes ago, you’re not alone.
The Los Angeles Times reports that “Harlem Shake” fake-outs are proliferating across the Web, including a couple of parodies that would prefer the Internet fuss stop. Perhaps nobody would agree with this sentiment more than the actual residents of Harlem, who were interviewed by Schlepp Films to learn their take: