We here at LBS don’t really get the hype surrounding the Harlem Shake video phenomenon. I understand that social media trends have a mind of their own, but most of the Harlem Shake videos people are coming up with just aren’t that funny. However, there are always going to be exceptions.
Like this Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins Harlem Shake video, for example. The folks at HockeyVideoHD decided to turn a dust-up that took place on Wednesday night during the Flyers’ win over the Penguins into a Harlem Shake mash-up. It may have originally been Paul Bissonette of the Minnesota Wild’s idea, but the execution was pretty flawless.
Don’t get me wrong, I still hate these things and am not going to be the least bit upset when the trend dies out. But as Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky put it, this is the first Harlem Shake video that doesn’t suck. I guess that counts for something.