Ok, NBC. What in the world were you thinking? You passed on a TV show based on Jimmy Fallon’s hit skit, the lip sync battle? Really? You let Spike TV pick this up? Well, we still get awesome videos like The Rock dancing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off.’
Is there anything better than watching Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) dance around stage, and flip off Jimmy Fallon? Even if you are the most jaded Internet user in existence, this is true Internet gold.
Lip Sync Battle premiered last night with this instant hit. LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen are the hosts, so it already has the charisma of a show that should be on a better network. It should have been paired with The Voice for laughs.
This is the second time in less than a week The Rock has won the Internet. On SNL last Saturday, he played Bambi shot in the Fast and Furious style. If you haven’t seen it, you have to watch it.
Oh, and if that’s not enough, Furious 7 hits theaters today. He steals your heart in the lip sync battle and takes your money at the your local cinema. Just give him the key to Hollywood.
The Rock Plus Shake it Off
Everyone knows ‘Shake it Off’ is up there on the goofy song factor. It just happens to be catchy as hell and will get stuck in your head. Now, toss in The Rock singing it. Dude is a giant of pure muscle shimmying around the dance floor.
It’s almost too amazing.
Dwayne Johnson in Moana
He’s not done singing and dancing. Proving the man is versatile and box office gold, Disney announced casting him as the lead character in Moana. It’s animated, so we won’t get to see his badass dance movies.
Now, if Disney goes live-action Bambi remake, we may get the salty gestures. Hey, one can always hope. If not, we always have SNL.