Everybody Walk the Dinosaur

Everybody Walk the Dinosaur

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Updated Jan 09, 2013 at 12:09AM EST by Brad.

Added Feb 17, 2011 at 09:09PM EST by Goatllama.

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About

Everybody Walk The Dinosaur is a copypasta meme originating from 4chan. The point of it is to be telling a really raunchy or interesting story and then abruptly end it with “OPEN THE DOOR / GET ON THE FLOOR /EVERYBODY WALK THE DINOSAUR.” Thus, the expectant reader is trolled by the lack of a climax to what could have been full of win. The preceding lines are the (incredibly catchy)[citation needed] chorus of the song “Walk the Dinosaur” by the band Was (Not Was). A number of other artists have done covers of the song, the most notable of which are by George Clinton for the Super Mario Bros movie and Queen Latifah for Ice Age 3. It is possible that this is one of the reasons that this phrase became so popular. It is not used as much nowadays but was once feared as much as the dreaded Bel Air.

Origin

“Walk the Dinosaur” is a hit single recorded and released by the band Was (Not Was) in 1987, later featured on What Up, Dog?, their hit 1988 album. The song peaked at the position of #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.



In 2009, the animated movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs featured a cover version sung by Queen Latifah[1], who was the voice actor of the mammoth Ellie. However, Queen Latifah’s cover for the movie never made it onto the official soundtrack.[2]



Search Interest

Google Trends show a rise in popularity starting shortly before 2010, which after Ice Age 3, let the song’s popularity grow, eventually reaching 4chan and turning into a

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External References

[1]Wikipedia – Ice Age

[2]Wikipedia – Ice Age Soundtracks

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