One metro couple seems to have struck on the gift that keeps on giving ” when it comes to celebrating the thrill, thrill of their wedding a year ago last week.
The first episode of ABC’s 9 p.m. Tuesday “iCaught” show ” which follows the stories behind popular Internet videos ” featured Moore residents Brian and Sandy Lundmark, whose wedding dance at their reception Aug. 12, 2006, has garnered them media glory: more than 2.7 million views on YouTube, mention on “Good Morning America,” a chance to re-enact the dance in New York City for a Fox morning show, and a KFOR-TV Channel 4 segment as “YouTube Superstars.”
What, exactly, did they do? The whole wedding party re-created Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance from his infamous 1983 music video. Yes, the claws and everything. According to “iCaught,” the bride got the idea from a scene in “13 Going on 30″ when Jennifer Garner performs the moves herself, the dance this time designed to ensure the “dance-adverse” groom would hit the floor.
Not that you can tell he felt that way from the video. He studied the music video in slo-mo to learn Jackson’s moves, then taught them to the wedding party, which practiced for a month before the nuptials.
“I kept telling everybody while (we) were practicing that it didn’t really matter so much what you do as long as you get the claws right,” he told “iCaught,” adding, at the reception, “I was worried up until about the first move when we kind of drop down into that funky step at the beginning, and then everybody started cheering.”
Posting the routine online for invitees who didn’t make the reception launched the couple’s ‘Net fame, which might just keep the beast going: Brian told “iCaught” with his 20th high school reunion coming up, a friend suggested he do “Footloose”: “The worst part about it,” he said, “is I started thinking, ‘Yeah ” I could do that.'”
So, you wonder, how’d they meet? Internet dating site. Go figure!