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The Ricky Bobby dance

A step-by-step of the new boogie created by YouTube’s Will Ferrell fans

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Some film lovers pore over restored prints of Citizen Kane. Others, like Dallas rapper B-Hamp, write catchy ditties about Will Ferrell movies. His single ”Do the Ricky Bobby” (inspired by 2006’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) has a dance routine that a number of YouTube users are imitating in their own clips. B-Hamp tells us how to get it right.

Step 1
Lifting your arms by your sides, swing them from left to right.

Step 2
Squat; fold your left arm across your chest, and hold your right arm out as if you’re driving a race car with one hand on the wheel.

Step 3
Strike a pose! ”Any pose you want,” says B-Hamp. (We suggest standing proud and throwing up the ”I’m No. 1” hand gesture. After all, if you’re not first, you’re last.)

Step 4
Squat; take your arms forward in a circular motion, referencing the scenes in which Ricky Bobby believes he’s wheelchair-bound. ”That’s the thing that I always see people really like to do.”