Mighty Macs Join Harlem Shake Craze
Immaculata shot a video of students joining in the dance craze for its Youtube channel.
If you haven't yet heard of the Harlem Shake, here's a quick primer from knowyourmeme.com:
“Harlem Shake”, not to be confused with the hip hop dance style, is the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer. In February 2013, the song spawned a series of dance videos that begin with a masked individual dancing alone in a group before suddenly cutting to a wild dance party featuring the entire group.
And who better to serve as that "masked individual dancing alone" than a 6-foot Scottie dog, Immaculata University's mascot, Mac.
The university added the Harlem Shake video above to its Youtube channel Tuesday.
And since we're on the subject: Did you know Mac was created by the mascot impresario who created the Phillie Phanatic character? That's according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, which profiled the mascot shortly after its revival in 2008:
For the design of the new mascot, and training of the would-be actors in the suit, Immaculata contacted Dave Raymond. Raymond was 23 when he was tapped by Phillies executive Bill Giles to be the Phanatic when the mascot debuted in 1978. [...]
"The whole concept is a great character, not just a mascot, who people come to know and love," explained Raymond, who helped design Mac, and then came to Immaculata in September to run a two-day boot camp for the "Mac Pack" - the six students who take turns donning the Mac suit and serving as spotters for the pup.
In case you need a pronoun for the pup, Mac is gender-neutral, so go with "it."