Arguably the most culturally significant dance move of the past few years, the Floss was first introduced on the 2017 season finale of “Saturday Night Live” when musical guest Katy Perry was joined by 15-year-old Russell Horning, a.k.a. “Backpack Kid”, who stole the spotlight by doing the oddly hypnotic dance throughout Perry’s performance.
There’s no surer way of demonstrating how deeply the Floss has permeated pop culture than watching actor Ted Danson, 71, show off his own mastery of the dance during his Tuesday-night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
After sharing some social media footage of Danson being tutored on the moves by his “The Good Place” co-stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper and D’Arcy Carden, the former “Cheers” star jokingly told host Jimmy Kimmel, “That was a private moment, learning how to Floss — day one!”
“A private moment that your wife and Kristen immediately posted online,” Kimmel interjected, causing Danson to rise from his chair while Kimmel asked, “Can you do it?”
He could indeed, although his Flossing demonstration did not come without a price.
“It hurts. It actually hurts,” Danson joked as he sat down. “If you’re young, maybe not. But otherwise, that hurts.”
Meanwhile, for old time’s sake, check out the original “SNL” performance that started it all: