1967 dance video - "Do the Tantrum"

Stephen Worth says: "Here is a song called 'The Tantrum' from a 1967 movie titled, The Cool Ones. Just try not to enjoy it, I dare you!"


  1. that was weird without the sound. i’m curious if the music sounds at all like the music that was elicited by my brain.

  2. The best thing about The Cool Ones is that it also featured the one and only Mrs. Miller as herself. And if you don’t know who she is do a youtube search and get wise. Her music is The Bomb in every sense of the word. I’m especially partial to her Downtown, though Strangers in the Night and These Boots are Made for Walking are also exceptional. And for lovers of classic country, nobody butchers Buck Owens like Mrs. Miller.

  3. I’m a square white guy, and that video pretty much encompasses the history of the square white guy dance, in its most perfect form.

  4. Did this influence Charles Shultz in any way, because I have seen the Peanuts gang doing very similar stuff…

  5. Yet another classic example of the moral decline of our society’s young people…

    …OH WAIT…

    Okay, had to do it.

    Now my second joke:

    Holy cow! They’re krunking!

  6. I was on the verge of offing myself when I saw this video. Now I know how to cope with life’s frustrations. Thanks, Boing Boing!

    signing off pastime Total

  7. It worked pretty well to Matilda Mother by Syd’s Pink Floyd which happened to come up on my itunes at the time. XD

  8. The dance is extremely similar to that freak-out dance seen at the beginning of the movie Ghost World (the song is “Jaan Pehechan Ho” by Mohammed Rafi, and it’s originally in the movie Gumnaam [“Suspense”]):


    Gumnaam came out in 1966, I believe, so it’s at least technically possible that The Tantrum was inspired by Gumnaam. Was Hollywood paying attention to Bollywood?

  9. Part of me wanted this to be an Arch Hall Jr. movie.

    Part of me knows Arch Hall Jr. couldn’t dance that… well… well?

  10. @ #8 The Peanuts kids were doing their dance years before this.

    Probably more an invention of the animators than Schulz himself.

  11. Holy gumdrops: Thunderbirds Are Now! – “When It Comes To Elements, Hydrogen Is Titz”

  12. Dear Gawd! I remember this movie, sort of… just on the edge of memory… but how I remember that scene…

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