I got it, I got it, please stop sending me this video.
Here’s a clip from The Little Prince (1974), in which Bob Fosse plays the Snake. His moves are stunningly familiar, except that he did them earlier. (If you have not seen All That Jazz, watch it. Now.)
So Elvis Presley stole rock ‘n roll from the black people, and Michael Jackson stole the moonwalk from the white people.
Elsewhere, Steve Martin attempting the moonwalk in 1983. Do not try this at home.
Read the angry comments accusing Steve of opportunism. . .for a parody he did a quarter-century ago. Cretins.
There’s a scene in David O. Russell’s film Three Kings that sums up our conflicted feelings about Michael Jackson. In the scene, American soldier Mark Wahlberg is being tortured by his Iraqi captors. Between electric shocks the torturer asks: “What is the problem with Michael Jackson?! Is he not the King of Pop?!” You don’t know whether to laugh or be horrified, so you do both.