The "Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" have made their contributions to the ever-growing canon of "Harlem Shake" remix videos.
The meme began late last month when a group of what appear to be college students dressed in latex suits shot a goofy video of themselves dancing wildly in a cramped dorm room to "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, a Brooklyn-based electronic music producer. The video quickly went viral, amassing more than 5 million views on YouTube.
In early February, five Australian skateboarders—including one wearing what appears to be a motorcycle helmet—followed suit. Theirs went viral, too, racking up more than 7 million views and inspiring scores of imitators.
Which brings us to this: Jon Stewart, clad in a helmet and surrounded by the "Daily Show" staff, dancing to the bass-thumping track. In the "Daily Show" version, Stewart is ditched by the staff and ends up dancing in a cape alone.
Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert led a "Harlem Shake" remix with members of the "Colbert Report" studio audience.
Watch both versions below.
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