Who doesn’t feel some heartwarming ’90s television nostalgia after watching Alfonso Ribeiro perform the Carlton Dance for a live audience in the middle of a professionally choreographed jazz routine? Ribeiro, best known for playing Will’s preppy cousin Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is a contestant on the current season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s competing against celebrities like Tommy Chong, Janel Parrish, and Lea Thompson, and so far he seems to be doing pretty well for himself.
This week, he and 20-year-old dance partner Witney Carson did the iconic Carlton Dance from Fresh Prince as part of their jazz routine. Hearing “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones definitely brings back some fond memories from my childhood.
Alfonso and Witney’s routine starts at 1:30 in the video above. He did it for the fans, you guys. You gotta love it. Here’s the original version from the TV show.