Netflix's new series Wednesday took over For You pages on TikTok with a dance that many creators have made their own, including two users who have gone viral for their Asian and Pacific Islander twist.
Wednesday was released on the streaming service last week and included a comedy horror show and the latest Addams Family spinoff. It follows daughter Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortega, as she navigates Nevermore Academy, her psychic abilities and a murder mystery.
The dance scene that shows Wednesday ghoulishly grooving at the annual Rave N dance of Nevermore Academy has mesmerized thousands on the app. Ortega's original scene, which she choreographed, uses the song Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps.
The audio, which has been used over 475,000 times, shows people doing the same dance or similar version, raasibomma and llalouu on TikTok using the viral moment to show off their own cultural moves.
Dancer and Lifestyle Creator raasibomma, whose video garnered over 5 million views, showed her dressed in black with braids performing her version of the dance in Kuchipudi, a dance style of India. Kuchipudi is a dance-drama that combines music, dancing and acting in a scene from Hindu scripture or legend.
Wednesday s dance but make it Kuchipudi her caption on the video, which was posted on Wednesday said.
TikTok users were raving about her performances in the comments.
One user commented that his concept is immaculate. Another said I can't stop watching this.
A blend of Polynesian dances to the audio resulted in llalouu, who is also a dancer and whose video gained over 3.5 million views. She was dressed in black with a polynesian dancing belt called a hip hei and her hair in a braided crown.
The video's commentators were in awe of her performance.
I can imagine a Polynesian Wednesday being like this god I love so much, one wrote.
Ortega, who choreographed the moves, thanked choreographer Bob Fosse, Lisa Loring, the actress who played Wednesday on the original Addams Family TV show goths dancing in clubs in the 80 s and others on Twitter last week for the dance's inspiration.
The Addams family consists of mother and father Gomez and Morticia, children Pugsley and Wednesday, butler Lurch and extended family members Uncle Fester and Grandmama. The family is considered a parody of the American family, where the macabre yet zany unit seems unaware that they frighten normal people.
Wednesday is a television movie in the family's lore, which started as a single cartoon in 1938 and later developed into a television show, an animated series, a comic book and six movies over eight decades.