1967 dance video - "Do the Tantrum"


27 Responses to “1967 dance video - "Do the Tantrum"”

  1. Suds says:

    Now, where have I seen this dance before?… Oh Yea! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_DF2Af3LM

  2. captaincrossbones says:

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

  3. Deadmeat says:

    Someone needs to let Data out of the wood-burning stove.

  4. VagabondAstronomer says:

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

  5. Anonymous says:

    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

  6. blueelm says:

    I really like that guy’s pea coat and houndstooth outfit. Seriously love that outfit.

  7. overunger says:

    Was that Iggy Pop hanging out against the furnace?X)

  8. Phikus says:

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

  9. Anonymous says:

    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?

  10. Anonymous says:

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

  11. igpajo says:

    The guy with the hat and glasses at :35 Looks like Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys.

  12. aldasin says:

    “The guy” is Roddy McDowall, you damned dirty ape!

  13. Bender says:

    One of the seminal influences of Joe Cocker.

  14. Hawkman says:

    There’s not one thing in that video that they make like that anymore. Crazy man!

  15. PeskyFly says:

    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.

  16. DeWynken says:

    Drop lots of acid and rewatch.

  17. wil9000 says:

    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.

  18. Santa's Knee says:

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

  19. DasBub says:

    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?

  20. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I, for one, welcome our new, tightly-clothed, teenage overlords.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love those styles! These boots are made for walking.

  22. wonderama says:

    Ah, 1967…the greatest year in film history.

  23. Teller says:

    Roddy almost lost his teeth at 1:55.

  24. mellowknees says:

    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!

  25. Grahamers2002 says:

    Wasn’t this flick on MST3K?

  26. robcat2075 says:

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

    Probably more an invention of the animators than Schulz himself.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Its like a dayglow Night of the Living Dead! Creepy!

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