The Duo Behind the ‘Running Man Challenge’ Phenomenon

The Duo Behind the ‘Running Man Challenge’ Phenomenon


It’s the viral dance
everyone is talking about.
It’s not the whip nah-nah.
It’s not the dab.
It’s called the running man challenge.
Take a look.
>>All I want’s some respect for
making this dance.
Can I get some cred?
Come on, Ellen.
I wanna be on Ellen.
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>>And it all started with two young
men from Hillside, New Jersey.
Please welcome Kevin Vincent and
Jeremiah Hall.
There’s so many dances out there,
and you made this dance up, and
how did you start this.
>>Well, one day, in my teacher Ms.
Graham’s class,
we were just sitting there, bored.
Just sitting there.
>>Hi, Ms. Graham.
>>Yeah, hi, Ms. Graham.
>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah, and
we were sitting there and the song
>>My boo just started playing in my head.
So I was like I was just
like going sing it.
So I started singing and yea.
>>I started dancing it, and so
we just decided to make a video.
>>What does Ms. Graham teach?
>>Finance
>>Finance.
Yea.
>>How was Ms.
Graham during this portion of the.
>>Talking on the phone
>>So no, but it was to the office.
>>So it was to the office.
>>[LAUGHTER]
>>She is a great teacher.
But we decided to be ourselves and
be silly.
>>So we had free time.
>>And so did the people in the class
like the dance and start trying?
>>Honestly,
they just sat there and watched us.
They didn’t, I don’t know why,
but they just sat there and
stared at us like we were crazy.
>>All right, so, you sent the video and
then you asked me for help, you said,
you called me out so
of course I’m going to have you on,
and then these two basketball players
actually made it go viral, right?
>>Yes.
>>How did that happen?
>>I honestly don’t know.
One day I was doing the dance and I posted
a lot of videos on my Instagram and
then I woke up and these guys,
the Maryland basketball players,
they did it and-
>>We were like, what?
We made this.
>>Yeah, everyone is doing it now.
It was just it was crazy.
>>I know everyones doing.
So lets bring them right from
the University of Maryland please welcome
Jayland and Jared.
Congratulations on making
these men very very popular,
I mean, how did that happen,
when did you see it?
>>I first saw it from Jared.
Jared showed me the instagram, and
I was just like we dance every day for
our teammates in the locker room.
So we’re the goofballs, and
we were just hey lets make a video
to make everybody laugh, so.
>>Right.
>>And
basketball’s such a grind,
especially at the college level.
So we just try to keep our
teammates loose in the locker room.
And it’s crazy, cuz now half
the universities are doing it,
professional teams and celebrities.
>>By the way, congratulations.
You made it to the Sweet 16,
right, didn’t you?
>>Yeah.
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>>Thank you.
>>Thank you.
>>Congratulations.
>>Thank you.
>>All right,
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>>So, you’re pretty much responsible for
making this thing take off and everyone is
doing it, so we’re gonna take a break, and
a little later in the show,
we’re all gonna do it together, right?
tWitch is gonna do it I think everyone is going to do it.
All right we’re back with the guys who
started the Running Man Challenge and
because of NCAA rules we
can’t give you a gift.
It’s not, we’re not allowed.
So I, I’m, I made something special for
you for the special game days.
>>[LAUGHTER]
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>>Thank you I appreciate it.
>>Alright.
And you two you’ll be very happy
with them they’re very comfortable.
And you two I know your parents are both
working very very hard to make sure you
have an education, you have a college
education, so our friends at shutter fly
want to give you a $10,000.
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>>Whoa.
>>What?
>>Stand up.
>>Yeah, I did it.
[APPLAUSE] All right and I’ll see you
tomorrow, be kind to one another, okay, so
Twitch, are you going to join them?
They’re going to do
the running man over there.
>>Of course, absolutely.
>>Alright, head on over there guys,
I’ll hold your underwear.
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