Since its triumphant debut on the confirmed most fashionable sitcom of all time, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Carlton dance has provided hours of unfettered joy for an entire generation. Rumored origin stories involving Bruce Springsteen and Courteney Cox aside, the dance has arguably become a profound and emotionally powerful representation of a utopian society. Then again maybe it's just a dance?
To find out if the Carlton dance really is the society-sculpting tool we assume it to be, we asked a bunch of young whippersnappers (a.k.a. Millennials) to attempt the iconic 90s moves in front of a camera. As we are not sociologists, we can't justifiably make any grand claims of the Carlton dance's continued impact on that eventual utopia. We can only confirm that people really love doing it, regardless of age.